The Cisco certification is an internationally recognised industry-standard qualification for anyone in an IT and networking role, held by more than half a million people worldwide.
This online course will teach you a wide range of topics, such as routing and switching, security, wireless networking, and even some programming concepts.
You are required to pass one exam covering the following content:
- Network Fundamentals – routers, switches, cabling, TCP and UDP, IPv4 and IPv6
- IP Connectivity – IP routing, OSPFv2
- IP Services – NTP, DHCP, QoS, SNMP
- Security Fundamentals – VPNs, wireless security, port security
- Network Access – VLANs and trunking, EtherChannel
- Automation and Programmability – REST APIs, Puppet, Chef, JSON, SDN
Practice exercises and quizzes
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OSI Model, Packet Tracer and Basic Terms
Networking Fundamentals: Networking Fundamentals and Components
Networking Fundamentals: Topology Overview and Interfaces
Networking Fundamentals: Interfaces and Cabling
Networking Fundamentals: Networking Protocols and IP Addressing
Networking Fundamentals: IPv6 Addressing and Configuration, IP Addressing for Windows, Linux and Mac
Network Access: Network Access Overview and Vlan’s
Network Access: L2 Discovery Protocols and EtherChannel
Network Access: Spanning Tree Protocol
Network Access: Wireless Components, Configuration and Management
IP Connectivity: Static, Floating and Default Routing
IP Connectivity: Dynamic Routing Basics, OSPFv2 and FHRP’s
IP Services: NAT, NTP, DNS and DHCP
IP Services: SNMP, Syslog, SSH, QoS and FTP Protocols
Security Fundamentals: Overview and Concepts
Security Fundamentals: Introduction to AAA and VPN Concepts
Security Fundamentals: Configuring and Verifying Access Control Lists
Security Fundamentals: Configuring Port Security, DHCP Snooping and DAI
Automation and Programmability: Overview, Network Programmability, SDN Architectures and API Concepts
Automation and Programmability: Interpret JSON Encoded Data
Prerequisites & Requirements
We recommend that students first complete one or more of the following (available on eCollege):
- CompTIA A+ course
- CompTIA Network+ course
There are no formal requirements for taking the new exam, however, these are the recommendations from Cisco:
- Have an understanding of all exam topics
- One or more years of experience with computer networking and Cisco equipment
- Good grasps of network fundamentals
If you have an ambition to further your career in computing, or you have an interest in computer networks, this course will suit you.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). (Students running the Apple Mac OS and or Linux/Android devices may find some of the course content unavailable depending on the version of the Software OS being used).
You will need:
- Packet Tracer V7 – (You will be given instructions on how to download this at the beginning of the course) – Free software.
- A web browser to view the content and access web platforms.
As this is an industry standard accreditation, a certification may lead to opportunities with many of the world’s biggest IT companies. When you receive your Cisco Certified Network Associate certification you can confidently apply for roles such as junior security analyst, security engineer or architect, CISO/CSO, systems administrator or systems engineer.
When you complete this course, eCollege recommends further study by enrolling in (not currently available on eCollege):
- Cisco DevNet
- Cisco CyberOps
Ref number: 397087 – Cisco Certified Network Associate
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