To prepare for this network transition, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification Boot Camp will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundational technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.
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CCNA Boot Camp Exam Overview:
This exam tests your knowledge and skills related to:
Network fundamentals - 20% Questions
Network access - 20% Questions
IP connectivity - 25% Questions
IP services - 10% Questions
Security fundamentals - 15% Questions
Automation and programmability - 10% Questions
The Cisco Certified Network Associate v1.0 (CCNA 200-301) exam is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNA certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The course, Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA), helps candidates prepare for this exam.
CCNA Course Details:
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
Before taking this course, you should have:
Basic computer literacy
Basic PC operating system navigation skills
Basic Internet usage skills
Basic IP address knowledge
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNA certification, but you should make sure to have a good understanding of the exam topics.
Earning a Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification is the best way for you to prepare for a successful career in networking. Which is a great reason all by itself. But there are lots more.
So read on, and discover the many advantages of a CCNA Routing and Switching certification—and the many reasons why you should earn one.
1. You’ll Be Certified by the Networking Leader
Cisco pioneered routing and switching technologies—and continues to lead the way, with the greatest market share and largest installed base across many industries. The overwhelming majority of today’s Internet traffic travels over network pathways built with Cisco infrastructure products. If you’re trained and certified to work on Cisco products, your skills will be more marketable, and more in demand.
2. Certification Is the Foundation That Networking Careers Are Built Upon
Ever since the CCNA program began, Cisco certifications have been coveted by network engineers and employers all over the world. According to recent research from IDC, Cisco skills are among the most included skills in hiring requirements. They are included more frequently than 97 percent of all skills requested. The need for an intimate understanding of network infrastructure and protocols, and how they work together, has always been relevant. Now, that need is intensifying. A Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification provides you with the knowledge and expertise to succeed in networking, even as technologies continue to evolve. The program teaches you to install, monitor, and troubleshoot the network infrastructure products that are at the very heart of the Internet of Things.
3. Certification Gives You More Career Options
With a CCNA Routing and Switching certification, your IT career path will have seemingly limitless possibilities. IDC has found that seven out of 10 organizations look for certifications when they're hiring or promoting. With Cisco, you can continue upward along the Routing and Switching track, progressing through the Professional and Expert levels. Or you can apply your core skill to technologies such as Cloud, Collaboration, Data Center, Network Programmability, Wireless, or Security. These growing specialties are propelling IT forward. With Cisco by your side, you’ll be uniquely prepared to take your career in whatever direction you want to go.
4. Certification Prepares You for Network Evolution in the Digital Era
As business becomes increasingly transformed by digitization, the network infrastructure is experiencing radical change. Much of the manual process of operating traditional networks has given way to a software-driven network architecture that depends on virtualization, automation, analytics, cloud service management, and the ability of the architecture to be open and extensible. Recent IDC research reveals that network engineers and architects are some of the most important future IT roles to help support these changes. Professionals looking to advance in IT networking today need to embrace the shift. Cisco has introduced its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) to exploit the power of today’s network and is committed to helping you align to it starting with CCNA Routing and Switching.
5. Certification Keeps You Current on All the Latest Technology Changes
In addition to encompassing major network architecture shifts such as with Cisco DNA, Cisco continually surveys the changing IT landscape for myriad technological developments that have an impact on our certifications and your job role as a networking pro. CCNA Routing and Switching is no exception. Cisco's latest revision to the curriculum incorporates an understanding of quality of service (QoS) elements and their applicability, the interactions and network functions of firewalls, and wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.
6. Certification Helps You Stand Out with Your Employer
By pursuing your Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification, you're telling your employer that you want to excel in your career. Managers notice that kind of initiative. IDC has found that 82 percent of digital transformation leaders believe that people with certifications help accelerate innovation. And there's particular credibility associated with Cisco certifications. In fact, prospective employers routinely use a Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification as a search engine term, or as a criterion for identifying job candidates.
7. Certification Helps You Learn from Your Peers
As more professionals are earning Cisco certifications, a vibrant learning and career development community called the Cisco Learning Network has emerged. This community is made up of nearly a million professionals, and provides valuable support, as members help one another study, learn, and pursue their IT goals. When you become a member of the Cisco Learning Network, you gain immediate access to study groups, training videos, peer-to-peer advice, and an impressive wealth of exam information.
8. Certification Gives You a Full Range of Training Options
There's more than one way to learn. And, through our Cisco Authorized Learning Partners, we offer a complete suite of flexible training options to make it easier for you to earn your CCNA Routing and Switching certification. You can enroll in instructor-led training, a virtual classroom experience, or hands-on labs for the ICND1 and ICND2 components of a CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The Cisco Learning Network Store offers self-paced e-learning, learning labs, and practice exams all geared to prepare you for your certification test day. In addition, our authorized publisher Cisco Press offers a wealth of resources.
9. Certification Helps Increase Your Paycheck
Salaries for IT networking jobs continue to surge, often fueled by a worldwide talent shortage. And your Cisco certification increases your earning potential. In its 2018 Technology Salary Guide, Robert Half Technology lists CCNA Routing and Switching certification as one of the most sought-after certifications in North America, and adds that employers may increase salaries 5 to 10 percent for evidence of such in-demand abilities. In addition, many organizations frequently offer lucrative rewards and recognition for employees who earn Cisco certifications.
10. And Don’t Forget: There Is Value in Recertification
When it comes time to recertify your status as an IT superstar, you can be confident that the effort will remain a powerful, industry-recognized way to validate your knowledge. That’s because Cisco continually monitors its certifications to ensure that they are keeping pace with IT requirements. When you adopt the attitude of a lifelong learner and recertify, you make sure you are up to date in the training that you have worked hard for.
Vibrant Boot Camp Advantage
80% of our Boot Camp Students clear Cisco exams in the first attempt
90% Boot Camp student clear in their 2nd attempt.
90% Boot camp students achieve CCNA Certification while in Boot camp.
Interactive Chalk talk training enables retention of practical knowledge which requires after certification and not to clear exams.