The Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 200-120 Online Course covers the latest Cisco associate certification which is designed for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers. This certification is for entry-level network technicians and focuses on routing and switching and the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

CCNA Certified professionals are capable of implementing and verifying connections to remote sites in a WAN. They also have basic knowledge on security issues, Wireless networking and performance-based skills.The CCNA Online Course can benefit those preparing for the 200-120 Exam, but is also useful for those who want to cover the essential principles of networking Cisco equipment.

About Cisco CCNA Certification

Cisco offer five levels of network certification within the Career Certification program: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect. The CCNA is an Associate level certification.

CCNA exam objectives:

  • Operation of IP Data Networks
  • LAN Switching Technologies
  • IP Addressing (IPv4/IPv6)
  • IP Routing Technologies
  • IP Services
  • Network Device Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • WAN Technologies

Elearning Portal:

This course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to the materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

Free Trial: We recommend that students register and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the course materials have been accessed. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The Cisco CCNA Online Course includes the following contents:

Pre-assessment:

The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the students’ knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Chapters & Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Internetworking

This lesson covers the following subjects: Internetworking Basics; Internetworking Models; The OSI Reference Model; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 2: Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation

This lesson covers the following subjects: Ethernet Networks in Review; Ethernet Cabling; Data Encapsulation; The Cisco three-Layer Hierarchical Model; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 3: Introduction to TCP/IP

This lesson covers the following subjects: Introducing TCP/IP; TCP/IP and the DoD Model; IP Addressing; IPv4 Address Types; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 4: Easy Subnetting

This lesson covers the following subjects: Subnetting Basics; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 5: VLSMs, Summarization, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP

This lesson covers the following subjects: Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSMs); Summarization; Troubleshooting IP Addressing; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 5; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 6: Cisco's Internetworking Operating System (IOS)

This lesson covers the following subjects: The IOS User Interface; Command-line Interface (CLI); Administrative Configurations; Router and Switch Interfaces; Viewing, Saving, and Erasing; Configurations; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 6; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 7: Managing a Cisco Internetwork

This lesson covers the following subjects: The Internal Components of a Cisco Router and Switch; Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco Configuration; Configuring DHCP; Network Time Protocol (NTP); Using Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP); Using Telnet; Resolving Hostnames; Checking Network Connectivity and Troubleshooting; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 7; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 8: IP Routing

This lesson covers the following subjects: Routing Basics; The IP Routing Process; Configuring IP Routing; Configuring IP Routing in Our Network; Dynamic Routing; Routing Information Protocol (RIP); Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 8; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 9: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

This lesson covers the following subjects: Hands-on Labs; Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Basics; Configuring OSPF; OSPF and Loopback Interfaces; Verifying OSPF Configuration; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 9; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 10: Layer 2 Switching

This lesson covers the following subjects: Switching Services; Configuring Catalyst Switches; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 10; Hands-on Labs; Review Questions.

  • Lesson 11: VLANs and InterVLAN Routing

This lesson covers the following subjects: VLAN Basics; Identifying VLANs; Routing between VLANs; Configuring VLANs; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 11; Hands-on Labs; Review Questions.

  • Lesson 12: Security

This lesson covers the following subjects: Perimeter, Firewall, and Internal Routers; Introduction to Access Lists; Standard Access Lists; Extended Access Lists; Monitoring Access Lists; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 12; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 13: Network Address Translation (NAT)

This lesson covers the following subjects: When Do We Use NAT?; Types of Network Address Translation; NAT Names; How NAT Works; Testing and Troubleshooting NAT; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 13; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 14: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

This lesson covers the following subjects: Why Do We Need IPv6?; The Benefits and Uses of IPv6; IPv6 Addressing and Expressions; How IPv6 Works in an Internetwork; IPv6 Routing Protocols; Configuring IPv6 on Our Internetwork; Configuring Routing on Our Internetwork; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 15: Enhanced Switched Technologies

This lesson covers the following subjects: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP); Types of Spanning-tree Protocols; Modifying and Verifying the Bridge ID; Spanning-tree Failure Consequences; PortFast and BPDU Guard; EtherChannel; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 1; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 16: Managing Cisco Devices

This lesson covers the following subjects: The Internal Components of a Cisco Router; The Router Boot Sequence; Managing Configuration Register; Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco IOS; Licensing; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Labs; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 17: IP Services

This lesson covers the following subjects: Client Redundancy Issues; Introducing First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP); Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP); Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol; Gateway Load Balancing Protocol; Syslog; SNMP; NetFlow; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 3; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 18: Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs

This lesson covers the following subjects: Troubleshooting IP Network Connectivity; Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity; Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 4; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 19: Enhanced IGRP

This lesson covers the following subjects: EIGRP Features and Operations; Configuring EIGRP; Verifying and Troubleshooting EIGRP; EIGRPv6; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 5; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 20: Multi-Area OSPF

This lesson covers the following subjects: OSPF Scalability; Categories of Multi-area Components; Basic Multi-area Configuration; Verifying and Troubleshooting Multi-area OSPF Networks; Troubleshooting OSPF Scenario; OSPFv3; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 6; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

  • Lesson 21: Wide Area Networks

This lesson covers the following subjects: Introduction to Wide Area Networks; Cable and DSL; Cabling the Serial Wide Area Network; High-Level Data-Link Control (HDLC) Protocol; Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP); Frame Relay; Virtual Private Networks; GRE Tunnels; Summary; Exam Essentials; Written Lab 7; Hands-on Labs; and Review Questions.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with 40+ pre-assessment questions, 3 full length tests and 40+ post-assessment questions. Practice tests comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student’s readiness and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course or exam. Students should have a reasonable amount of IT knowledge with it being an online course. A Basic understanding of computer systems and network technologies is recommended. Students could complete the CompTIA Network+ Course if they feel their knowledge could be improved prior to study.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have 12 months access to the course materials. This home study course is designed as a self-study course but email support is available for the 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

Assessment is from the CCNA 200-120 Routing & Switching Examination. The Examination has 50-60 questions in a multiple choice / multiple answer / drag and drop / fill in the blank / router simulation / testlet question / simlet format over a 90 minute period.

Qualification:

Cisco CCNA ExamOn completion of the Cisco CCNA online course, you can apply for the Internationally Recognised Cisco CCNA 200-120 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and the exam fees are currently £196.00 + VAT each.

As an alternative to the CCNA 200-120 exam you can sit thePearson CISCO: CCENT/CCNA (ICND1 100-101) and Pearson CISCO: CCNA Routing and Switching (ICND2 200-101) exams which will help you become CCNA Certified.

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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