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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

from Cisco portfolio 2.0 (2020)

As we all know, software, networking, and infrastructure are growing more and more interconnected day by day. It is essential to stay ahead of the game.

To successfully move forward in the rapidly changing IT landscape, you, and your team, need to know about the latest networking technologies along with security, automation, and programmability.

Cisco’s new format CCNA certification – Cisco® Certified Network Associate – from its Portfolio 2.0, can help take you where you need to be!

This training has been re-designed to prepare the student for today’s job roles in IT technologies. CCNA now includes security, automation, and programmability. The new CCNA is just one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers: with one exam, and one training class.

Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job responsiblities, the CCNA training class and its associated exam give the student the foundation they need to keep you, and your company, at the industry’s forefront.

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 training class provides a broad range of fundamental knowledge.

Through a combination of lecture, hands-on labs, and self-study, the student 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), followed by self-study*.


*Note: Cisco requires that students complete the 5-day instructor-led class, followed by a further 3 days’ worth self-study using additional materials (included).


Who Should Enroll?

This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA level knowledge and/or 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 exam


  • 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

It is recommended that the student has:

  • 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 release date: February 24, 2020

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

After passing 200-301 CCNA, the successful candidate is awarded CCNA certification.

CCNA Outline

New Format: This exam training class includes lecture sections and some self-study sections. Class lectures are delivered by a certfied instructor, in real-time (regardless of attendance method). Cisco then requires that students complete the training with additional self-study in/on their own time.


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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