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CISCO Training & Learning
POA offers CCNA-Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions learning. This course enables attendees to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. You will learn how to configure network components, such as a switch, router, and Wireless LAN Controller. You will also gain skills needed to manage network devices and identify basic security threats.
Who should take this course?
We recommend this course for those pursuing their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. This is the first step of ladder for all Cisco network infrastructure certifications. It is ideal for entry-level networking engineers, administrators and technicians who support, operate, and install Cisco networks. You can build a foundation for a broad spectrum of IT careers with this solid foundation.
One Training Course, One Exam
Achieving CCNA certification is the first step in preparing for a career in IT technologies. To earn CCNA certification, you pass one exam that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, based on the latest networking technologies, software development skills, and job roles.
CCNA gives you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction.
Employers value certifications as key indicators of an IT professional’s worth. Cisco certifications can help you get your foot in the door. And you can choose the certification path that best meets your career goals. With that level of validation, you can be the IT professional employers seek.
Cisco Course Outline
- 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.