Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training


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.

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
  • 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


Senior Trainer


He has been in the networking industry for more than 25+ years, with a focus on Automation and Scripting. Krishna, a CCIE Certified instructor has worked in different IT firms and well known with his experiences that could help pursuing students to accomplish their goal. At present, he is delivering training to students in achieving their certifications in Cisco, Microsoft and Automation.

Vivek Gunasekaran

Senior Technical Instructor

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure

Vivek has over 5 years of experience in consulting and giving training to IT professionals to obtain their certifications in Cisco & CompTIA. Designed, developed and delivered online and classroom training for the corporate professionals.


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Course Curriculam

1.1 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
1.2 Describe characteristics of network topology architectures
  • 2 Tier
  • 3Tier
  • Spine-leaf
  • WAN
  • SOHO (Small office & Home Office)
  • On premises & Cloud
1.3 Compare physical interface & cabling type
  • Single mode fiber, multimode fiber, Copper
  • Concept of POE
1.4 Identify interface and cable issues
  • Collisions
  • Errors
  • mismatch duplex
  • speed
1.5 Compare TCP to UDP
1.6 Configure & Verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
1.7 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
1.8 Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix
1.9 Compare IPv6 address types
  • Global unicast
  • Unique local
  • Link local
  • Anycast
  • Multicast
  • Modified EUI 64
1.10 Verify IP parameters for Client OS
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
1.11 Describe wireless principles
1.12 Explain virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
1.13 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

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CCNP Enterprise

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