• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers.

You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

Learning Objectives

  •  Prepare for the latest CCNA certification exams
  •  Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  •  Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  •  Describe the features and functions of the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (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
  •  Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  •  Describe the current security threat landscape
  •  Describe threat defense technologies
  •  Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  •  Implement basic steps to harden network devices

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Knowledge Management
  • Network Services
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Analysis