We offer an accelerated, focused course- and certification program that teaches you everything you need to know for a Cisco CCNA certification in just 5 days. It gives the participant:
- Accelerated Knowledge: The complete course and certification is included and completed onsite during the 5 days. To achieve the same level of certification taking “traditional” courses 10 days will be required, excluding certification, which can take another 2 days, all in all 10-12 working days, to be compared with our 5 working days (as training is delivered Monday-Saturday).
- Focused Learning: Intensive practical training that usually goes on for 12 hours per day using our (Lecture|Lab|Review) methodology. A scientific learning methodology where the learning styles constantly varies during the day, making sure we keep attention levels high and interactive, offering you the best possibility to acquire new skills. This will increase your focus on the training with no distractions, allowing you to succeed and have the flexibility to also ask questions in the evenings and learn 24 hours a day should you wish. The lab equipment is available in the classroom where each student also have his own PC.
- Certification: Exams are done onsite as part of the intensive training. We guarantee you will pass. Should you complete the program without having successfully passed all examinations, we offer you an unconditional certification guarantee meaning you may re-attend the program as many times as necessary, for a period of one year. You will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Consultants and helpdesk support people who would like to learn to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.
Students that are successful in the Cisco CCNA training course are required to meet the following prerequisites:
- Experience of a desktop operating system
- Knowledge of networking fundamentals
We interview all potential students regarding their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and personal fortitude. This screening process ensures a successful match between the customer and our experts toward accelerated training and certification.
We offer an aggressive training environment. You must have an attitude aimed for success. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through us.
There are many Cisco training providers and the equipment used can vary greatly. Several use remote labs where you never see the actual equipment but do exercises based on a connection to a rack of equipment “somewhere”…
We see things differently. We believe that in your first exposure to Cisco you should see, feel, and touch the kit. You need to know about interfaces and ports, but not by seeing a PowerPoint slide or a diagram, rather by actually connecting cables to the router or switch.
You’ll work in pairs and share a “pod” of equipment located in a rack. You have your own router and switch, access to additional equipment such as a Frame-Relay switch, along with additional routers and switches should you wish to tinker.
The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you both for the CCNA exams, more importantly, the real world.
Operation of Data Networks
- Purpose and functions of network devices
- OSI and TCP/IP models
- Common networking applications
- Impact of voice and video on a network
Implementing a small switched network
- Layer 2 LAN technologies
- Network segmentation and traffic management
- Basic switching and operation of switches
- Implement basic switch security
Implementing an IP addressing scheme
- Assignment of valid IP addresses in a network
- Introduction to NAT
- Introduction to DNS
- Private & Public addressing
- Using Cisco SDM for DHCP and DNS
Implementing a small routed network
- Basic router concepts
- Operation of Cisco routers
- Configure RIPv2 protocol
- Verify router operation using standard utilities
- Configure Static routes
- Manage IOS configuration files
- Implement router security
Concepts of Wireless LANs
- Wireless standards
- Components in a wireless network
- Configure a wireless network
- Wireless security
Identifying security threats to a network
- Current security threats
- Threat mitigation
- Introduction to security appliances
- Recommended security practices
Introducing WAN links
- Connectivity methods
- Configure a basic WAN serial connection
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANS
- Configure VTP
- Configure RSTP
- Implement basic switch security
Implementing advanced IP addressing
- Apply VLSM IP addressing to a network
- Introduction to address summarisation
- Introduction to IPv6
Configuring Routing on Cisco Devices
- Configure and troubleshoot OSPF
- Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP
- Use connectivity tools
- Implement basic router security
Implementing NAT and ACLs
- Configure and apply Access Control Lists
- Verify and monitor ACLs
- Configure Network Address Translation
Implementing Wan Links
- Configure Frame Relay
- Troubleshoot WAN issues
- Configure PPP between Cisco routers
- Introduction to VPNs