Who should take this course

Target candidates for this course include individuals seeking the CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. The course is also appropriate for support technicians who are involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks. Key job roles include entry-level network engineer, network administrator, network support technician, and help desk technician.

You should consider this course if you wish to perform the following job tasks:

Configure: Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes using Cisco IOS commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network.
Verify: Use the appropriate show commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired.


Section 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
Section 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
Section 3: Operating Cisco IOS Software
Section 4: Introducing LANs
Section 5: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
Section 6: Starting a Switch
Section 7: Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets
Section 8: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
Section 9: Exploring the Functions of Routing
Section 10: Configuring a Cisco Router
Section 11: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Section 12: Troubleshooting a Simple Network
Section 13: Introducing Basic IPv6
Section 14: Configuring Static Routing
Section 15: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Section 16: Routing Between VLANs
Section 17: Introducing OSPF
Section 18: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
Section 19: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
Section 20: Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy
Section 21: Introducing WAN Technologies
Section 22: Explaining Basics of ACL
Section 23: Enabling Internet Connectivity
Section 24: Introducing QoS
Section 25: Explaining Wireless Fundamentals
Section 26: Introducing Architectures and Virtualization
Section 27: Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks
Section 28: Introducing System Monitoring
Section 29: Managing Cisco Devices
Section 30: Examining the Security Threat Landscape
Section 31: Implementing Threat Defense Technologies
Section 32: Securing Administrative Access
Section 33: Implementing Device Hardening
Lab Outlines
Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
Discovery 2: Observe How a Switch Operates
Discovery 3: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
Discovery 5: Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
Discovery 6: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
Discovery 7: Configure Default Gateway
Discovery 8: Explore Packet Forwarding
Discovery 9: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
Discovery 10: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
Discovery 11: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
Discovery 12: Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and Trunk
Discovery 15: Configure a Router on a Stick
Discovery 16: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
Discovery 17: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
Discovery 18: Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
Discovery 19: Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
Discovery 20: Configure Static NAT
Discovery 21: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
Discovery 22: Log into the WLC
Discovery 23: Monitor the WLC
Discovery 24: Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
Discovery 25: Configure a DHCP Scope
Discovery 26: Configure a WLAN
Discovery 27: Define a RADIUS Server
Discovery 28: Explore Management Options
Discovery 29: Explore the Cisco DNA Center
Discovery 30: Configure and Verify NTP
Discovery 31: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
Discovery 32: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
Discovery 33: Configure WLAN Using WPA2 PSK Using the GUI
Discovery 34: Secure Console and Remote Access
Discovery 35: Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
Discovery 36: Configure and Verify Port Security

FASTLab 1: Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
FASTLab 2: Implement an Initial Router Configuration
FASTLab 3: Implement IPv4 Static Routing
FASTLab 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
FASTLab 5: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
FASTLab 6: Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
FASTLab 7: Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
FASTLab 8: Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
FASTLab 9: Implement PAT
FASTLab 10: Configure System Message Logging
FASTLab 11: Secure Device Administrative Access
FASTLab 12: Implement Device Hardening




The knowledge and skills that students are expected to have before attending this course are:

Basic computer literacy
Basic PC operating system navigation skills
Basic internet usage skills
Basic IP address knowledge
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.


Cisco Enterprise Foundations

Understanding Networking Fundamentals

Course Details

What You Will Learn?
Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
Describe the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
Explore functions of routing
Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
Describe IPv6 main features, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
Describe, implement and verify VLANs and trunks
Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of OSPF
Explain how STP and RSTP work
Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network
Configure internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
Describe the basic QoS concepts
Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built and how to use WLC
Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
Introduce the concept of network programmability and SDN and describe the smart network management solutions like Cisco DNA Center, SD-Access and SD-WAN
Describe the management of Cisco devices
Describe the current security threat landscape
Describe threat defense technologies
Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Who should take this course?

This course is recommended for those pursuing their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, which is the starting point for all Cisco network infrastructure certifications. It’s ideal for entry-level networking engineers, administrators and technicians who support, operate and install Cisco networks.

The new CCNA course and certification now prepares associate-level IT professionals with skills in network security, automation and programmability. You can build a foundation for a broad spectrum of IT careers with the new CCNA.

Key Course Details

This is an intensive, regular-hours boot camp. Participants should expect to be in class for 8 hours on each of the five days.
Lab time:

60 hours total over 90 days.
Labs are one-to-one and on virtual machines.
Be sure to log out of labs during class. Any remaining lab time can be used after class for additional practice and review.

This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).