National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials is the 2nd of 3 courses in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes wireless local area networks (WLANs) and security concepts. Students will learn how to perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

Learning Objectives

Configure devices by using security best practices.
Implement Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and trunking in a switched network.
Implement inter-VLAN routing on Layer 3 devices.
Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) enables redundancy in a Layer 2 network.
Implement EtherChannel on switched links.
Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in Internet Protocol (IP) v4 and IPv6 environments.
Explain how First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) provide default gateway services in a redundant network.
Implement switch security to mitigate LAN attacks.
Implement a WLAN using a wireless router and Wireless LAN Controller (WLC).
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes.

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

  • Network Services