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CEC 157


CCNA course covers networking fundamentals, LAN, routing, infrastructure services, and device configuration/troubleshooting, preparing for certification. Enhances network management skills and understanding of network operations.

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50 Hours



Mar 05, 2024





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Program Overview

Master networking essentials with CCNA course. Learn protocols, routing, security, and Cisco technologies. Gain certification readiness and advance your networking career.


Gain foundational knowledge in networking


Learn to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot network systems.


Improve employability with a globally recognized certification.


Develop skills applicable to a wide range of IT disciplines.



There are no specific prerequisites for taking the CCNA course, but a basic understanding of networking concepts and familiarity with computer systems is beneficial.


Why should you learn?

Master networking concepts, configure, troubleshoot devices, and prepare for CCNA certification. Propel career advancement in the networking field.


Possible Job Roles

After studying CCNA, individuals can pursue roles such as network administrator, network engineer, systems administrator, and technical support engineer.

Salary Range

2.5 to 15 Lakhs Per Annum


Course Modules

50 Hours COURSE

8 hours

Network Fundamentals

Explore networking essentials: routers, Layer 2/3 switches, firewalls, access points, Cisco DNA Center, WLC, endpoints, servers, and Power over Ethernet. Develop core networking skills.
  • Routers

  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches

  • Next-generation firewalls and IPS

  • Access points

  • Controllers (Cisco DNA Center and WLC)

  • Endpoints

  • Servers

  • PoE

6 hours

Describe characteristics of network topology architectures

Explore network topology architectures: two-tier, three-tier, spine-leaf, WAN, SOHO, on-premise, and cloud. Learn characteristics, advantages, and design strategies for scalability.
  • Two-tier

  • Three-tier

  • Spine-lea

  • WAN

  • Small office/home office (SOHO)

  • On-premise and cloud

7 hours

Compare physical interface and cabling types

Explore physical interfaces and cabling: single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, copper cables. Compare Ethernet shared media vs. point-to-point connections, understanding advantages and optimal deployment scenarios.
  • Single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, copper

  • Connections (Ethernet shared media and point-to-point)

  • Identify interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)

  • Compare TCP to UDP

  • Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting

  • Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing

  • Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix

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Describe IPv6 address types

Explore IPv6 addressing: unicast (global, unique local, link local), anycast, multicast, and modified EUI-64. Gain insights into their purpose, structure, and applications.
  • Unicast (global, unique local, and link local)

  • Anycast

  • Multicast

  • Modified EUI 64

  • Verify IP parameters for Client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

4 hours

Describe wireless principles

Explore wireless networking principles: nonoverlapping Wi-Fi channels, SSID configuration, RF fundamentals, wireless encryption. Understand their impact on design, deployment, and security of modern networks.
  • Nonoverlapping Wi-Fi channels

  • SSID

  • RF

  • Encryption

2 hours

Explain virtualization fundamentals

Dive into virtualization: server virtualization, containers, and key concepts. Discover how virtual environments streamline IT operations, maximize resource efficiency, and enable flexible application deployment.
  • Server Virtualization

  • Containers and VRFs

4 hours

Describe switching concepts

Explore switching concepts: MAC learning/aging, frame switching, flooding, and MAC address table. Understand efficient data forwarding, MAC address management, and network congestion minimization. Gain core switching insights.
  • MAC learning and aging

  • Frame switching

  • Frame flooding

  • MAC address table

18 hours

Network Access

Master VLAN configuration across switches, manage access ports for data/voice, set default VLAN, and ensure connectivity. Understand interswitch connectivity, trunk ports, 802.1Q, native VLAN. Optimize network segmentation and data flow.
  • Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches

  • Access ports (data and voice)

  • Default VLAN

  • Connectivity

  • Configure and verify interswitch connectivity

  • Trunk ports

  • 802.1Q

  • Native VLAN

  • Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)

  • Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)

  • Interpret basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Root port, root bridge (primary/secondary), and other port names

  • Port states (forwarding/blocking)

  • PortFast

  • Describe Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes

  • Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components (AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)

  • Describe AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console, and TACACS+/RADIUS)

  • Interpret the wireless LAN GUI configuration for client connectivity, such as WLAN creation, security settings, QoS profiles, and advanced settings

23 hours

IP Connectivity

Dive into IP routing intricacies: interpret routing table components, understand routing decisions based on metrics, configure/verify static routes in IPv4/IPv6, and OSPFv2 for efficient routing.
  • Interpret the components of routing table

  • Routing protocol code

  • Prefix

  • Network mask

  • Next hop

  • Administrative distance

  • Metric

  • Gateway of last resort

  • Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default

  • Longest prefix match

  • Administrative distance

  • Routing protocol metric

  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing

  • Default route

  • Network route

  • Host route

  • Floating static

  • Configure and verify single area OSPFv2

  • Neighbor adjacencies

  • Point-to-point

  • Broadcast (DR/BDR selection)

  • Router ID

  • Describe the purpose, functions, and concepts of first hop redundancy protocols

8 hours

IP Services

IP Services offers essential insights into network functionality. Learn NAT configuration, NTP setup, DHCP/DNS roles, SNMP, syslog features, DHCP client/relay setup, QoS per-hop behavior, SSH configuration, and TFTP/FTP capabilities
  • Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools

  • Configure and verify NTP operating in a client and server mode

  • Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network

  • Explain the function of SNMP in network operations

  • Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels

  • Configure and verify DHCP client and relay

  • Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS, such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, and shaping

  • Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network

10 hours

Security Fundamentals

Master security concepts, user awareness, and physical access control. Configure device access, password policies, IPsec VPNs, ACLs, Layer 2 security. Compare authentication, describe wireless security, configure WLAN with WPA2 PSK.
  • Define key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques)

  • Describe security program elements (user awareness, training and physical access control))

  • Configure and verify device access control using local passwords

  • Describe security password policies elements, such as management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, certificates, and biometrics)

  • Describe IPsec remote access and site-to-site VPNs

  • Configure and verify access control lists

  • Configure and verify Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection and port security

  • Compare authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts

  • Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)

  • Configure and verify WLAN within the GUI using WPA2 PSK

9 hours

Automation and Programmability

Explore automation's impact on network management. Contrast traditional vs. controller-based networking, delve into software-defined architecture. Learn REST-based APIs, CRUD operations, HTTP verbs. Understand Puppet, Chef, Ansible, JSON-encoded data.
  • Explain how automation impacts network management

  • Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking

  • Describe controller-based, software defined architecture (overlay,underlay and fabric)

  • Separation of control plane and data plane

  • Northbound and Southbound APIs

  • Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management

  • Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)

  • Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet,Chef, and Ansible

  • Recognize components of JSON-encoded data

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Cisco Certified Network Associate

Certifies completion of CCNA course, including network installation, configuration, troubleshooting, LAN switching, and routing


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After completing the CCNA course and obtaining certification, you can pursue various roles in the field of networking, such as network administrator, network engineer, systems administrator, and technical support engineer.