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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

EXAM CODES 200-301

What you'll learn in this course

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, 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.

This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam. By passing this one exam, you earn CCNA certification. This course also earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

How you'll benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Learn the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network 

  • Gain a foundation in the essentials of networking, security, and automation

  • Earn 30 CE credits toward recertification

Who should enroll?

This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA certification.

The course also provides foundational knowledge for all support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks.

Why should I do the Cisco CCNA course?

The CCNA certification increases your knowledge, skills and expertise on different networking concepts as well as laying down a strong foundation for your professional networking career. It helps your credibility, productivity, and recognition and gives you an opportunity to get promote and increase your salary!

The CCNA certificate means that you will get the stamp of approval from Cisco, and shows that you are dedicated to your career in networking and make you stand out. This cert can be a stepping stone for your networking career, whether you are a beginner or already a professional.

What is included?

The CCNA course includes lecture sections, and self-study sections. The instructor-led classes are delivered in real time, and you can participate in person, via video conference, and they are also recorded so you can watch them at any time. Fully printable course materials are available to you so you can take your learning offline at any time. There are custom built practical tasks and challenges, official mock exams, and everything that you need to give you the best chance of passing this course!

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  • 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

  • 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 and addresses, and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity

  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing

  • Describe, implement, and verify Virtual Local Area Networks (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 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (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 Access Control Lists (ACLs) and their applications in the network

  • Configure Internet access using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) clients and explain and configure Network Address Translation (NAT) on Cisco routers

  • Describe basic Quality of Service (QoS) concepts

  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built, and how to use Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs)

  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization

  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and describe smart network management solutions such as Cisco DNA Center™, Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools

  • Describe the management of Cisco devices

  • 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

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCNA candidates often also have:

  • One or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions

  • Knowledge of basic IP addressing

  • A good understanding of network fundamentals

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:

  • Entry-level network engineer

  • Network administrator

  • Network support technician

  • Help desk technician

Why choose Robust IT?

  • We are Microsoft Gold Partners

  • We are a Pearson Vue testing centre so you can sit your exams directly with us. This means exams are not booked via a third party, which is the case with more than 80% of other training providers

  • We supply training to the MOD and the DWP as well an many blue-chip companies

  • All our trainers and support staff are UK based and fully certified, with many years of experience training and providing support at all ability levels

  • We provide better, more flexible support than any other IT training company in the UK. For example, if you are having difficulties with any parts of the courses, you can come into our office and talk to our support or training staff. Or, if you prefer you can have one-to-one support online, via phone or in a classroom

  • When you pass your exam, you will receive official certifications, giving you the best opportunity to prepare for your chosen career

  • We have an in-house recruitment team that will support you in your job search whether you have worked in the IT industry before or not. Not just CV formatting, but your online presence including LinkedIn, interview techniques and helping place you in a role that’s right for you

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