About this course
This intensive course will cover the objectives of the CCNA 200-301 exam and prepare the candidate to take this exam.
This training will be delivered in a blended online and face-to-face mode. Candidates will have access to two weeks of directed and supported online training. This will be followed by one week (5 consecutive days) of intensive classroom training skills development and assessment practice.
Then there will be a further week of directed and supported online review, culminating in one full day of final certification exam preparation; after which candidates will continue to have access to online resources to the end of the 12-week period.
The primary audience for this training is Network technicians/engineers/administrators with 3 years IT networking experience looking to attain their CCNA certification or to re-certify their expiring CCNA.
This training will also be relevant to recent graduates with a Bachelor Degree or Diploma in IT/Computer Systems, or similar, with current networking knowledge.
This course is not suitable for networking novices. It will not teach candidates the basics of networking from first principles. At least an intermediate level of data communications knowledge is required together with proficiency in command line skills.
Note: During the assessment and verification of the application, NIT may request for additional evidence from the applicant or conduct an interview via Phone, Skype or Google Hangout with the applicant.
- Access to Cisco Networking Academy courses:
- Introduction to Networks v7.0 (ITN)
- Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials v7.0 (SRWE)
- Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation v7.0 (ENSA)
- And associated resources including practice assessments
- Access to both current Cisco routing and Ethernet
switching hardware labs,and to network simulation software.
- A range of printed hardcopy support resources will be provided.
- Review of network foundations; networking and protocol models, TCP and UDP, IPv4 and IPv6, Wi-Fi principles, Ethernet switching concepts.
- Network access; VLANs, inter-switch connectivity, EtherChannel, Spanning Tree Protocol, Wi-Fi infrastructure and management.
- IP connectivity; routing concepts, static and dynamic (OSPFv2) routing, first-hop redundancy.
- IP services; NAT, NTP, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, Syslog, QoS, SSH, TFTP/TFP.
- Security fundamentals; device access control, VPNs, access control lists, Layer 2 security, AAA concepts, Wi-Fi security.
- Automation and programmability; controller-based and software-defined architectures; Cisco Digital Network architecture, REST-based APIs, configuration management mechanisms, JSON data.