CCNA Routing and Switching Semester 4

The second semester in this series of CISCO training courses.


Why take this course?

The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaches students how to succfessfully and efficiently configure a router and a switch for basic functionality.

By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPsec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.  Certification is awarded by Cisco Networking Academy upon successful completion.

What you will experience

As the course title states, the focus of this course is on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. In this course, you will learn the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will do the following:

  • Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  • Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunnelling
  • Configure and troubleshoot serial connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPsec tunnelling operation
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
  • Describe network architectures.
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Entry requirements

Basic computing skills are required for this course.

What you will need

No additional books or tools are required, but those who wish to purchase books can do so at a discounted rate on the Prometric website.

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