Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

This course give you basic Network knowledge, you will learn how to install, operate and verify IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers , and wireless LAN controllers.

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


Course Overview

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), course 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. The course consists of 12 Weeks of Virtual classroom-based training during weekends.

Module 1

Network Fundamentals

  • Explain Role and Function of Components of Network
  • Describe Various Characteristics of Network topology architecture
  • Physical interface Vs Cabling types
  • Identify issues of cables and interfaces
  • IP Addressing and Subnetting
  • IPv6 Addressing types
  • Describe Wireless Principles
  • Describe Fundamentals of Virtualization
  • Describe Concepts of Switching

Module 2

Network Access

  • Configure and verify
  • VLANs
  • Interswitch Connectivity
  • Layer 2 Discovery protocols such as CDP and LLDP
  • Layer2 and Layer3 EtherChannel (LACP)
  • Wireless LAN Components to connect clients using GUI only such as, security settings, building Wireless LAN, advanced Wireless LAN settings, and Quality of Service(QoS) profiles
  • Describe
  • The purpose and basic Rapid PVST+ operations
  • Physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components like AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG
  • Describe Access Point and Wireless LAN Controller management using http, https, Telnet, SSH and console)

Module 3

IP Connectivity

  • Understand different components of routing table
  • Understand default method of router of making a forwarding decision
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • Configure and verify single area OSPFv2
  • Explain why First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) is used

Module 4

IP Services

Configure and Verify

  • NAT using static and pools
  • Network Time Protocol operating in a client and server mode
  • Remote access using SSH for devices
  • DHCP client and DHCP Relay


  • DHCP and DNS role in the network
  • SNMP function in network operations
  • Per Hop Behaviour (PHB) forwarding for QoS, which includes shaping, congestion, policing, queuing, marking, congestion and classification


    • The features of syslog including facilities and levels
    • TFTP/FTP capabilities and function in the network

Module 5

Security Fundamentals

Configure and Verify

  • Device access control using passwords created on Local device
  • Access Control List (ACLs)
  • Layer 2 security elements (DHCP snooping, Port Security, Dynamic ARP inspection)
  • WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI


    • Security program aspects (user awareness, Physical access control, and Training)
    • Elements of Security password policies elements, such as complexity, management, and password alternatives (biometrics, certificates, and multifactor authentication)
    • Site-to-Site and Remote access VPNs
    • Wireless security protocols such as WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
    • Define essential security concepts (Vulnerabilities, threat, exploits, and Countermeasures)
    • Distinguish Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) concepts

Module 6

Automation and Programmability

  • Explain how automation affects network management
  • Compare controller-based networking with traditional networks
  • Describe controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
  • Separation of control plane and data plane
  • North-bound and south-bound APIs
  • Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
  • Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Interpret JSON encoded data

who should Learn

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.

Job Roles

  • Entry-level network engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • Help desk technician

Course Details


  • 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

Lab outline

  • 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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