CCNA® Routing and Switching
This course is designed for people who are seeking associate-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialised ICT skills.
The CCNA 7.0 curriculum provides integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, including IP routing and switching fundamentals, network security and services and network programmability and automation. It also offers learners extensive opportunities for hands on practical experience and career development.
This course is comprised of three sub-courses which make up the CCNA 7.0 curriculum. Each component covers the competencies outlined for the CCNA Certification Exam (200-301).
- Each course is comprised of multiple modules. Each module is comprised of topics.
- Modules emphasise critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.
- Each topic contains a Check Your Understanding interactive quiz, or some other way to assess understanding, such as a lab or a Packet Tracer.
- This offering is designed in a more modular approach. Assessments and practice activities are focused on specific competencies to increase retention and provide flexibility in your learning path.
- Multimedia learning tools, including videos, games, and quizzes, address a variety of learning styles and help stimulate learning and promote increased knowledge retention.
- Hands-on labs and Cisco® Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
- Embedded assessments offer immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.
- Cisco Packet Tracer activities are designed for use with the latest version of Packet Tracer, currently Packet Tracer 7.3.0.
Module 1: CCNA v7.0 Introduction to Network
CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP). By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Configure switches and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources.
- Explain how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
- Configure routers to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
- Create IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and verify network connectivity between devices. Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
- Configure a small network with security best practices.
- Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.
Module 2: CCNA v7.0 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in small networks, and introduces wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for advanced functionality using security best practices and resolve common issues with protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Configure VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing applying security best practices.
- Troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing on Layer 3 devices.
- Configure redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
- Troubleshoot EtherChannel on switched networks.
- Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
- Configure dynamic address allocation in IPv6 networks.
- Configure WLANs using a WLC and L2 security best practices.
- Configure switch security to mitigate LAN attacks.
- Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routing on routers.
Module 3: CCNA v7.0 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) describes the architecture, components, operations, and security to scale for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasises network security concepts and introduces network virtualisation and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation. By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Configure single area OSPFv2 in both point-to-point and multiaccess networks.
- Explain how to mitigate threats and enhance network security using access control lists and security best practices.
- Implement standard IPv4 ACLs to filter traffic and secure administrative access.
- Configure NAT services on the edge router to provide IPv4 address scalability.
- Explain techniques to provide address scalability and secure remote access for WANs.
- Explain how to optimise, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable network architectures.
- Explain how networking devices implement QoS.
- Implement protocols to manage the network.
- Explain how technologies such as virtualisation, software defined networking, and automation affect evolving networks.
Course Duration: 120 hrs or 12 weeks (full time)
Minimum of four(4) hrs per day
Entry Requirements: Studied through IBS
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