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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Accelerated (CCNAX)

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  • Overview

    Please note that this is a very fast-paced course. To determine if this class is right for you check out the questionnaire under the Prerequisites.  Also, please note this class runs extended hours.

    The Cisco CCNA curriculum includes a third course, Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), consisting of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) content in its entirety, but with the content merged into a single course. Overlapping content between ICND1 and ICND2 is eliminated and content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow.

    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), is a instructor-led training course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. Also covers topics in more depth and teaches learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

    Key additions to this latest revision include an understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, and an overview of network programmability with the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.

    Also included is the understanding of the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module.

    Exam Information:
    The 200-125 CCNA Routing and Switching composite exam is a 90 minute, 50 – 60 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. CCNAX is a fast-paced course and should only be taken by individuals with some existing networking experience.  The course is also appropriate for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.
    Target Audience: Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician


    The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
    • Basic Internet usage skills
    • Basic IP address knowledge
    • Good understanding of network fundamentals


    Here are a few questions to help determine if you should be in CCNAX or take ICND 1 and ICND 2 separately:
    1. Do you know what an IP address is?
    2. Do you know what the OSI (or TCP/IP) model is?
    3. Do you know the difference between a public and a private IP address?
    4. What is a dynamic routing protocol?
    5. Do you know what a VLAN is, and why we need them?
    If you can answer the above questions and are comfortable with the topics you will be a good fit for CCNAX, if the questions are unfamiliar topics for you, we recommend taking ICND 1 and ICND 2 separately as these topics are covered in detail.

  • Why You Should Take This Course
    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
    • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANsEstablish Internet connectivity
    • Manage and secure network devices
    • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
    • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
    • Describe how to configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
    • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment and configure OSPF for IPv6
    • Define characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
    • Describe how device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways.
    • Understand QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN, access and core segments
    • Install, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.
    • Describe the effects of new technologies such as IoE, IoT, IWAN, and SDN on network evolution

    also included with this class:

    A year-long neXT membership which includes 365 days of…

    • Access to exclusive tech talk webinars covering content not found in the classroom
    • Sessions include: Delta & New Featured Topics, Open Q&A Workshops, Exam Prep & Guidance, Lab Demos
    • Technical discussion boards to interact with instructors and other members
    • Goal-based learning paths built to accomplish a specific end goal
    • Learning paths may include videos, blogs, quizzes, exam prep questions, and more
    • Get content and recordings from the entire technology stack, not just this class!
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Building a Simple Network 

    • Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
    • Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
    • Lesson 3: Introducing LANs
    • Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software
    • Lesson 5: Starting a Switch
    • Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
    • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

    Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

    • Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
    • Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
    • Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing
    • Lesson 8: Learning Basics of ACL
    • Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity

    Module 3: Summary Challenge

    • Lesson 1: Establish Internet Connectivity
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity

    Module 4: Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

    • Lesson 1: Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
    • Lesson 2: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
    • Lesson 3: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
    • Lesson 4: Routing Between VLANs
    • Lesson 5: Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
    • Lesson 6: Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
    • Lesson 7: Implementing RIPv2

    Module 5: Introducing IPv6

    • Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6
    • Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6 Operation
    • Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Static Routes

    Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

    • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

    Module 7: Implementing Network Device Security

    • Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening
    • Lesson 3: Implementing Advance Security

    Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

    • Lesson 1: Implementing EIGRP
    • Lesson 2: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting EIGRP

    Module 9: Summary Challenge

    • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
    • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Scalable Medium-Sized Network

    Module 10: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution

    • Lesson 1: Understanding OSPF
    • Lesson 2: Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
    • Lesson 3: Implementing OSPFv3 for IPv6
    • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

    Module 11: Implementing Wide-Area Networks

    • Lesson 1: Understanding WAN Technologies
    • Lesson 2: Understanding Point-to-Point Protocols
    • Lesson 3: Configuring GRE Tunnels
    • Lesson 4: Configuring Single-Homed EBGP

    Module 12: Network Device Management

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Basic Network Device Management
    • Lesson 2: Evolution of Intelligent Networks
    • Lesson 3: Introducing QoS
    • Lesson 4: Managing Cisco Devices
    • Lesson 5: Licensing

    Module 13: Summary Challenge

    • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network
    • Lesson 2: Implementing and Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network


    • Challenge 1: Summary Challenge Lab: 1
    • Challenge 2: Summary Challenge Lab: 2
    • Challenge 3: Implementing RIPv2
    • Challenge 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
    • Challenge 5: Troubleshooting IPv4 Connectivity
    • Challenge 6: Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
    • Challenge 7: Securing Device Administrative Access
    • Challenge 8: Implementing Device Hardening
    • Challenge 9: Troubleshooting EIGRP
    • Challenge 10: Summary Challenge Lab: 3
    • Challenge 11: Summary Challenge Lab: 4
    • Challenge 12: Troubleshooting OSPF
    • Challenge 13: Implementing Single-Homed EBGP
    • Challenge 14: Summary Challenge Lab: 5
    • Challenge 15: Summary Challenge Lab: 6
    • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
    • Discovery 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    • Discovery 3: Observe How a Switch Operates
    • Discovery 4: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
    • Discovery 5: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
    • Discovery 6: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
    • Discovery 7: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • Discovery 8: Configure Default Gateway
    • Discovery 9: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
    • Discovery 10: Configure and Verify Static Routes
    • Discovery 11: Configure and Verify ACLs
    • Discovery 12: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
    • Discovery 13: Configure Static NAT
    • Discovery 14: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
    • Discovery 15: Troubleshoot NAT
    • Discovery 16: Configure VLAN and Trunk
    • Discovery 17: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks
    • Discovery 18: Configure Root Bridge and Analyze STP Topology
    • Discovery 19: Troubleshoot STP Issues
    • Discovery 20: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
    • Discovery 21: Configure a Router on a Stick
    • Discovery 22: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
    • Discovery 23: Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
    • Discovery 24: Configure and Verify HSRP
    • Discovery 25: Troubleshoot HSRP
    • Discovery 26: Configure and Verify RIPv2
    • Discovery 27: Troubleshoot RIPv2
    • Discovery 28: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
    • Discovery 29: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
    • Discovery 30: Use Troubleshooting Tools
    • Discovery 31: Configure and Verify IPv4 Extended Access Lists
    • Discovery 32: Troubleshoot IPv4 Network Connectivity
    • Discovery 33: Configure and Verify IPv6 Extended Access Lists
    • Discovery 34: Troubleshoot IPv6 Network Connectivity
    • Discovery 35: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
    • Discovery 36: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
    • Discovery 37: Configure and Verify Port Security
    • Discovery 38: Configure and Verify NTP
    • Discovery 39: Configure External Authentication Using RADIUS and TACACS+
    • Discovery 40: Configure and Verify EIGRP
    • Discovery 41: Configure and Verify EIGRP for IPv6
    • Discovery 42: Troubleshoot EIGRP
    • Discovery 43: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
    • Discovery 44: Configure and Verify Multiarea OSPF
    • Discovery 45: Configure and Verify OSPFv3
    • Discovery 46: Troubleshoot Multiarea OSPF
    • Discovery 47: Configure Serial Interface and PPP
    • Discovery 48: Configure and Verify MLP
    • Discovery 49: Configure and Verify PPPoE Client
    • Discovery 50: Configure and Verify GRE Tunnel
    • Discovery 51: Configure and Verify Single Homed EBGP
    • Discovery 52: Configure Syslog
    • Discovery 53: Configure SNMP
  • FAQs
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    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

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    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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