New Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco is the worldwide leader in Information Technology that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected.

The new CCNA program is one certification that covers a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers, it comes with one training course  and exam to help you prepare for the below major technologies

  • Networking
  • IP connectivity
  • Network security
  • Network automation and Programmability

Course Objectives

After completion of the training, the candidate will comfortably and expertly be able to :

  • 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

The above Major category will help the candidate cover detailed CCNA Profession Technical skills that prepare you for the 200-301 CCNA exam.

  • Understand routers, L2 and L3 switches, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs), and wireless access points (WAPs)
  • Implement static routing and dynamic routing protocols, such as OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)
  • Explain and configure IP services, including NAT, NTP, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, QoS, and SSH
  • Understanding Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), trunk ports, 802.1Q, and Native VLAN
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 Internet Protocol addressing
  • Define security concepts, such as threats, vulnerabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Implement site-to-site VPN, access control lists (ACLs), and Layer 2 security features
  • Understand wireless LAN (WLAN) and wireless security protocols, such as WPA, WPA2, and WPA3
  • Configure the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), and EtherChannel (LACP)
  • Describe controller-based networks, software-defined networks (SDN), network programmability, Cisco DNA Center, Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
Code Course Duration
CCNA Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) 30 hrs
Start date Time Duration Location
March 8, 2021 6.00Pm-8.00pm 1 Month Nairobi/Mombasa

The new exam CCNA 200-301