CCNA Routing & Switching

    CCNA Routing and Switching Course Overview

    Market research and global employers have consistently indicated that the skills gap for general networking skills is shrinking, while the skills gap for essential networking technologies such as security, voice, and wireless, and for emerging technologies such as data center, cloud, and video, is growing. As a global leader in technology and networking, Cisco developed the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications and curriculum to remain aligned with the rapidly changing global job market and trends.
    The Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® course participants who are seeking entry-level jobs in the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry or wish to keep pace with fast paced implementation of ICT in their industry. CCNA Routing and Switching provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development.   
    Course participants will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT® certification exam after completing a set of two courses and the CCNA Routing and Switching certification* exam after completing a set of four courses. The curriculum also helps course participants develop essential skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers. 

    Please note: Cisco retired all previous versions of CCNA Certification exams as of 2013-09-31 including CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration. 


    Course Outline

    CCNA1: Introduction to Networks

    This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, participants will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. 

    Participants who complete Introduction to Networks will be able to perform the following functions:  

    • Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet 
    • Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks 
    • Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments 
    • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks 
    • Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations 
    • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches 
    • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations  
    • Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic 

    Introduction to Networks Course Outlines 


    Introduction to Networks


    Exploring the Network


    Configuring a Network Operating System


    Network Protocols and Communications


    Network Access




    Network Layer


    Transport Layer 


    IP Addressing 


    Subnetting IP Networks


    Application Layer 


    It’s a Network

    CCNA2: Routing and Switching Essentials
    CCNA3: Scaling Networks
    CCNA4: Connecting Networks
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