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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training

CCNA Certification is an associate level certification provided by Cisco, the latest certificate which consolidates all the former CCNA certificates (such as Routing and Switching, Security, Datacenter, Service Provider and Wireless) under one single roof. It covers a broad range of entry-level networking and security skills with one comprehensive exam. The course involves learning how to install, configure and manage basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. It also covers configuration and management of network devices such as switches, routers and wireless LAN controllers, and provides a base in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

IP Rulers is the new face of CCNA Certification and Training in Dubai, UAE, which provides both online and classroom-based training in the latest cutting-edge fundamental technologies in the IT sector. With grouped as well as one-to-one classes and online tutorials that could be scheduled for weekdays or weekends in accordance to the students’ choice, IP Rulers is fast becoming a leading name in Dubai in providing a highly valued Cisco Certificate, with a 100% pass rate on the first attempt. The CCNA course lays the foundation in IT infrastructure and networking, and keeps the candidate in touch with the dynamic technologies in the field, all with the help of IP Rulers.

Course Details

CCNA is the basic step to all other Cisco networking certifications. Clearing the 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam opens various job prospects that require the CCNA certification. This exam certifies that a student has basic knowledge in networking and security, and is skilled in

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Access
  • IP Connectivity
  • IP Services
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Automation and Programmability

CCNA v1.0 exam:

200-301 CiscoCertified Network Associate (CCNA) exam

The 120-minute Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA 200-301) exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.


Target Audience:


The CCNA certification provides basic fundamental knowledge involved in the installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks. Therefore, this course serves best the aspirants in the following job roles:

  • Network administrator
  • Professionals in the IT and related technologies sector
  • Network support technician
  • Help desk Engineers
  • IT students and graduates




Candidates taking the CCNA course should be versed in

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Good understanding of network fundamentals

Course outline

200-301 CCNA Exam: Cisco Certified Network Associate


  1. Explain the role and function of network components
  • Routers,
  • L2 and L3 switches
  • Access points&Controllers
  • Cisco DNA Center
  • WLC
  • Next-generation firewalls and IPS
  • Endpoints&Servers
Describe characteristics of network topology architectures
  • 2 Tier
  • 3Tier
  • Spine-leaf
  • WAN
  • SOHO (Small office & Home Office)
  • On premises & Cloud
Compare physical interface & cabling type
  • Single mode fiber, multimode fiber, Copper
  • Concept of POE
Identify interface and cable issues
  • Collisions
  • Errors
  • mismatch duplex
  • speed
Compare TCP to UDP
Configure & Verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix
Compare IPv6 address types
  • Global unicast
  • Unique local
  • Link local
  • Anycast
  • Multicast
  • Modified EUI 64
Verify IP parameters for Client OS
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
Describe wireless principles
Explain virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
Describe Switching Concepts
  • MAC learning and aging
  • Frame switching
  • Frame flooding
  • MAC address table

2.1 Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
  • Access ports (data and voice),
  • Default VLAN,
  • Connectivity
2.2 Configure and verify interswitch connectivity
  • Trunk ports
  • 1Q
  • Native VLAN
2.3 Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols
  • CDP
  • LLDP
2.4 Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) Ether ChannelusingLACP
2.5 Describe the need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and identify basic operations
  • Root port, root bridge (primary/secondary), and other port names
  • Port states (forwarding/blocking)
  • Port Fast benefits
2.6 Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
2.7 Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components
  • AP
  • WLC
  • Access/Trunkports
  • LAG
2.8 Describe AP and WLC management access connections
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • Console
2.9 Configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only
  • WLAN creation
  • security settings
  • QoS profiles
  • advanced WLAN settings

3.1 Interpret the components of routing table
  • Routing protocol code
  • Prefix
  • Network mask
  • Next hop
  • Administrative distance
  • Metric
  • Gateway of last resort
3.2 Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
  • Longest match
  • Administrative distance
  • Routing protocol metric
3.3 Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • Default route
  • Network route
  • Host route
  • Floating static
3.4 Configure and verify single area OSPFv2
  • Neighbor adjacencies
  • Point-to-point
  • Broadcast (DR/BDR selection)
  • Router ID
3.5 Describe the purpose of first hop redundancy protocol

4.1 Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools

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

4.3 Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network

4.4 Explain the function of SNMP in network operations

4.5 Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels

4.6 Configure and verify DHCP client and relay

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

4.8 Configure network devices for remote access using SSH

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

5.1 Define key security concepts
  • Threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Exploits
  • Mitigation Techniques
5.2 Describe security program elements
  • user awareness
  • training
  • physical access control
5.3 Configure device access control using local passwords
5.4 Describe security password policies elements
  • Management
  • Complexity
  • password alternatives
  • multifactor authentication
  • certificates
  • biometrics
5.5. Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
5.6 Configure and verify access control lists
5.7 Configure Layer 2 security features
  • DHCP snooping
  • dynamic ARP inspection
  • port security
5.8 Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
5.9 Describe wireless security protocols
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA3
5.10 Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

6.1 Explain how automation impacts network management
6.2 Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking
6.3 Describe controller-based and software defined architectures
  • Overlay
  • Underlay
  • fabric
6.3.a Separation of control plane and data plane
6.3.b North-bound and south-bound APIs
6.4 Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
6.5 Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs
  • CRUD
  • HTTP verbs
  • Data encoding
6.6 Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms
  • Puppet
  • Chef
  • Ansible
6.7 Interpret JSON encoded data

Lab Infrastructure

IP Rulers has a fully equipped lab, specially designed for the CCNA training, with an enhanced lab topology that represent real world network. Students will have the following equipment and software configured for their training; they may also get the chance to see newer hardware and software during this period. The lab training intends to boost the student’s confidence in handling these tools efficiently.

  • Router: ISR 1841,1921 1941, 2811, 2911,2901 and CSR 1000V
  • Switches: 2960X, 3750X, 3560X Poe Switch
  • Tools: EVE-NG,CiscoIOL,Cisco VIRL,Cisco Modeling Lab.
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
  • Cisco Aironet Access Point

Trainer's Profile

IP Rulers is managed by an expert team of trainers with over ten years’ experience in the industry and in hands-on training.
All the trainers have multiple CCIEs in their respective areas of interest.
Individual trainers’ profiles can be provided upon request by email, along with demos and LinkedIn profiles.
Online and classroom demos are also available upon request.

Training Schedule

IP Rulers has a training schedule that can suit anyone, whether it be in groups or one-on-one, classroom-based, online or onsite corporate training, on weekdays or weekends. The CCNA course has a duration of 40 hours. For more details, please consult the training coordinators in the institute.

CCNA  Training


Weekdays (Mon - Fri)

Weekend (Sat - Sun)


Classroom / Online

Classroom / Online


40 Hours

40 Hours


1 Month

2 Month



Training Type



14 March 2022


Classroom / Online

Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

28 March 2022


Classroom / Online

Weekdays (Mon-Fri)

12 March 2022


Classroom / Online

Weekend (Sat-Sun)

26 March 2022


Classroom / Online

Weekend (Sat-Sun)


Experience in implementing and administering Cisco solutions.
Knowledge of basic IP addressing.
Sound understanding of network fundamentals.
Deep-rooted skills required to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network.
Basic foundation in the essentials of networking, security, and automation.
Increased job opportunities with better payments.

CCNA certified candidates will have employment opportunities with the following job titles:

Level 1/2 Network Engineer
Level 1/2 Network Administrator
Level 1/2 Network Support
Level 1/2 Network Consultant
Level 1/2 Technical Consultant


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