Course Summary
Credit Type:
30.5 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 computer networking


The course objective is to prepare learners for the CCNA certification exam by exploring enterprise network installation, management, and troubleshooting concepts.

Learning Outcomes:

  • discover the roles, functions, and importance of routers and switches in a conventional networking infrastructure
  • explore network topology architectures, examine data center topology architectures
  • define cloud network topology architectures using the terminology that describes them
  • compare the differences in TCP and UDP header components, how TCP and UDP work across the network, and which upper level protocols use TCP and UDP
  • identify IPv6 addresses and their different types, configure them on Cisco devices and on a Windows OS, and find IP addressing information in various operating systems
  • discover virtualization concepts that IT professionals should know, types of virtualization, and how to install a virtual machine
  • explain how network access can be configured, how switches function, how to create VLANs on switches, and how to verify their configuration
  • discover the basics of wireless networking, Cisco wireless architectures and AP modes, how devices are physically connected, and the types of connections needed in wireless infrastructure
  • examine the GUI interface of a Cisco WLC, discuss the different authentication settings for your WLAN, configure different management access options in the WLC, and use TACACS+/RADIUS for authentication
  • define how frames move through routes to a destination, the use of IPv4 and IPv6 static default and network routes, and how to implement additional types of IPv4 and IPv4 routes
  • explore the concept of dynamic routing, OSPF, FHRPs, and configure VRRP and GLBP
  • use NAT with IPv4, configure static NAT, configure dynamic NAT and Port Address Translation, and verify the working configuration
  • discuss SNMP and why you need to know about it and how to configure it
  • configure IP services such as SSH, FTP, and TFTP
  • memorize IT security concepts and terminology required for the CCNA exam
  • use of ACLs on Cisco devices, configure and verify standard, extended, and named ACLs, and compare the differences between named and numbered ACLs
  • discuss the concepts of automation and programmability domain objectives, network programmability, the SDN Architecture, and compare the difference between data and control planes
  • examine the concept of APIs, compare the differences between traditional campus device management and Cisco DNA Center device management, and list the benefits and uses of Cisco DNA Center
  • explain the need for configuration management, the basics of data formats, and why JSON encoded data is used in networking programmability.
  • examine hardware and software you should be able to identify as a CCNA professional
  • explore NGFW and NGIPS security devices, IPS devices, the purpose of Cisco DNA Center
  • explore the roles and functions of Wireless LAN Controllers and Wireless Access Points, examine where servers and endpoints fit into network infrastructure and the purposes they serve
  • identify different WAN access topology architectures that network technicians should be familiar with
  • explore the basics of building networking pathways, the different physical interfaces and cabling used in networking for connecting devices together, and the basic logical topology created by components
  • identify physical and configuration issues that can occur at Layer 1, and examine some of the different issues that interrupt data flow on Cisco routers and switches
  • configure IPv4 addresses on physical and logical interfaces and verify the configuration
  • subnet various class addresses and identify the difference between them, compare methods for speeding up the subnetting process and how to perform a VLSm with an address space
  • describe protocols and L2 and L3 EtherChannel Configuration
  • explore Spanning Tree Protocol, how to diagram the logic of STP, different types of STP, and using PortFast and BPDU Guard
  • configure NTP, a Cisco router to work as a DNS server, and a DHCP server and relay
  • explore the basics of security programs and establish and manage a security password policy
  • explore Cisco's new model security, AAA security
  • configure port security, DHCP Snooping, and DAI

General Topics:

  • Networking components
  • Networking components - NGFW, NGIPS, and Cisco
  • DNA center
  • WLCs, access points, servers, and endpoints
  • Network topology architectures
  • Network topology architectures - WAN, Cloud, and SOHO
  • Layer 1 interfaces and cabling
  • Layer 1 physical and configuration issues
  • Networking protocols
  • IP addressing basics and configuration
  • IPv4 subnetting
  • IPv6 addressing and configuration
  • Virtualization concepts
  • Network access, VLAN configuration, and interswitch connectivity
  • L2 discovery protocols and L2 and L3 EtherChannel configuration
  • Spanning Tree protocol
  • Cisco wireless architecture and WLAN components
  • Cisco WLC configuration and wireless management access
  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing
  • Configuring and verifying NAT
  • NTP, DNS, and DHCP
  • SNMP, Syslog, and PHB for QoS
  • Configuring SSH, FTP, and TFTP
  • IT security concepts
  • Security program and password policy components
  • AAA security and VPN types
  • Configuring and verifying ACLs
  • Configuring port security, DHCP Snooping, and DAI
  • Automation, network programmability, and SDN architectures
  • APIs and Cisco DNA Center
  • Configuration management and JSON encoded data
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials