Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
The widely respected Cisco Career Certifications bring valuable, measurable rewards to network professionals, their managers, and the organizations that employ them. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is one of the most valued certifications in the IT industry. Anyone seeking to pursue or advance their career as a network technician, network administrator, or information security specialist will benefit from the range of theoretical and practical skills covered by the CCNA certification course of study.
This course prepares students to succeed when taking the CCNA Certification Exam. CCNA validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA also covers basic mitigation of security threats. CCNA certification is a prerequisite for Cisco’s more advanced certifications such the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.
Tuition for this course includes course materials, examination voucher and 1 year audit privilege (*restrictions may apply).
You can obtain your CCNA certification by taking one of two paths:
- One test: You can just take test 200-125 CCNA Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)v3.0 — a single test that covers all of the CCNA topics. This is a good option for more experienced students who are confident with the full range of CCNA topics.
- Two tests: You can take (separately) 100-105 (ICND1)v3.0 and 200-105 (ICND2)v3.0. By passing test 100-101, you would earn the CCENT. Then by passing test 200-105, you would have both your CCENT and your CCNA certifications. CCENT is a stepping stone to the CCNA certification. It covers topics that you would expect an entry-level technician to know, including the OSI model, DNS basics, NAT, routing, and router configuration.
Who Should Take This Course
CompTIA Network+ or equivalent experience is required. Students should have at least one year of work experience with computers, TCP/IP networks, and configuring/troubleshooting operating systems at the command line.
Why You Should Take This Course
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe computer hardware basics, binary and hexadecimal number systems, basic networking terminology, and internetworking concepts
- Identify the major components of a network system, including clients and servers, network interface cards (NICs), internetworking devices, media, and topologies
- Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), metropolitan-area networks (MANs), storage-area networks (SANs), content networks (CNs), and virtual private networks (VPNs)
- Describe the major network access methods and outline the key features of each Describe the functions and operations of switching technologies
- Explain the format and significance of each of the following components to a network system: IP addressing, classes, reserved address space, and subnetting
- Calculate valid subnetwork addresses and mask values so that user/network requirements are met when given an IP address scheme
- Explain the purposes of networking addresses, routing protocols, and routed protocols
- Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of WAN technologies
- Describe the function, operation, and primary components required to provide remote access services
- Use available configuration tools to establish connectivity to the appropriate network device in order to complete the initial device configuration
- Build a functional configuration to support the specified network operational requirements, given a network design
- Use the appropriate show commands to display network operational parameters so that anomalites are detected
- Use the appropriate debug commands to monitor network operational parameters so that anomalies are detected
- Explain how bridging and switching operates
- Explain the purpose and operations of the Spanning- Tree Protocol Build a functional router configuration to support the specified network operational requirements, given a network design
- Describe the features and operation of static routing
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- Introduction to TCP/IP
- Subnetting, Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSMs), and Troubleshooting TCP/IP
- Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS) and Security Device Manager (SDM)
- Managing a Cisco Internetwork
- IP Routing
- Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
- Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
- Virtual LANs (VLANs)
- Network Address Translation (NAT)
- Cisco’s Wireless Technologies
- Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
- Wide Area Networks
Is there a discount available for current students?
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.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
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.