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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions

for the CCNA certification from Cisco portfolio 2.0 (2020)

Maybe you’re looking to break into a technology career, or maybe you want to climb higher? But software, networking, and infrastructure are growing more and more interconnected every day. To move forward with a technology career in this rapidly changing landscape, you need to know the latest networking technologies along with security, automation, and programmability – and hiring managers need to be assured that you really know your “stuff”. Cisco’s new format CCNA – Cisco® Certified Network Associate – certification can help take you where you want to go!

Cisco’s new CCNA, from its portfolio 2.0, has been re-designed to prepare you for today’s associate-level job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security, automation, and programmability. The new CCNA has just one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers: with one exam, and one training class to help you prepare.

Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles the CCNA training class, and associated exam, give you the foundation you need to take your career in any direction.

The CCNA certification training class covers a breadth of topics, including:
– Network fundamentals
– Network access
– IP connectivity
– IP services
– Security fundamentals
– Automation and programmability

The Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0 class 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.

This training covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The class also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

This class helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) exam.

The class consists of 5 days’ live Instructor-led Training (ILT), either in the classroom or through virtual attendance, followed by self-study*.


*Note: Cisco requires that students complete the class, following the instructor-led 5-day training, with a further 3 days’ self-study of additional materials.


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.

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:
– Entry-level network engineer
– Network administrator
– Network support technician
– Help desk technician


Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions, training for CCNA certification


  • 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

Pre-Requisite Knowledge Advisory

You should have:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC Operating System navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge

Exam Required for CCNA Certification

Cisco 200-301 CCNA
Proctored exam
Exam proctor: PearsonVUE
Exam goes live on February 24, 2020

The 200-301 CCNA exam certifies your knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

After you pass 200-301 CCNA, you earn CCNA certification.

CCNA Outline

New Format: This class includes lecture sections and some self-study sections. Lectures are delivered in real-time, either in person or via video conferencing. Cisco then requires that students complete the training with self-study.


Section Title Learning Mode
Implementing VLANs and Trunks Lecture
Routing Between VLANs Lecture
Introducing OSPF Lecture
Building Redundant Switched Topologies Self-study
Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel Lecture
Exploring Layer 3 Redundancy Self-study
Introducing WAN Technologies Self-study
Explaining Basics of ACL Lecture
Enabling Internet Connectivity Lecture
Introducing QoS Self-study
Explaining Wireless Fundamentals Self-study
Introducing Architectures and Virtualization Self-study
Explaining the Evolution of Intelligent Networks Lecture
Introducing System Monitoring Lecture
Managing Cisco Devices Lecture
Examining the Security Threat Landscape Self-study
Implementing Threat Defense Technologies Self-study
Securing Administrative Access Lecture
Implementing Device Hardening Lecture


  • Get Started with Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Perform Basic Switch Configuration
  • Implement the Initial Switch Configuration
  • Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router
  • Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
  • Implement an Initial Router Configuration
  • Configure Default Gateway
  • Explore Packet Forwarding
  • Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
  • Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
  • Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Implement IPv4 Static Routing
  • Implement IPv6 Static Routing
  • Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunk
  • Configure a Router on a Stick
  • Implement Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
  • Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
  • Configure and Verify EtherChannel
  • Improve Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
  • Configure and Verify IPv4 ACLs
  • Implement Numbered and Named IPv4 ACLs
  • Configure a Provider-Assigned IPv4 Address
  • Configure Static NAT
  • Configure Dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation (PAT)
  • Implement PAT
  • Log into the WLC
  • Monitor the WLC
  • Configure a Dynamic (VLAN) Interface
  • Configure a DHCP Scope
  • Configure a WLAN
  • Define a Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) Server
  • Explore Management Options
  • Explore the Cisco DNA™ Center
  • Configure and Verify NTP
  • Configure System Message Logging
  • Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
  • Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
  • Configure WLAN Using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Pre-Shared Key (PSK) Using the GUI
  • Secure Console and Remote Access
  • Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity
  • Secure Device Administrative Access
  • Configure and Verify Port Security
  • Implement Device Hardening


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