Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp v2.0

This course provides an intensive programme of study to help delegates achieve CCNA certification in a reduced period of time. It combines pre-course activity (comprising approximately 10 hours of review materials, exercises and a pre-test assessment), the course itself and post-course lab practice (with 10 e-lab credits allowing delegates to practice using the same hands-on lab equipment as in the course). 

Who's it for?

This course is intended for network engineers, involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks, and pre-sales engineers, seeking an accelerated route to Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification.

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate should be able to:

  • describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • establish internet connectivity
  • manage network device security
  • describe IPv6 basics
  • troubleshoot VLAN issues, explain how STP works, configure EtherChannel and understand the idea behind Layer 3 redundancy
  • troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • define the characteristics, functions and components of a WAN
  • configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • configure, verify and troubleshoot multi-area OSPF
  • describe SNMP, syslog and NetFlow, and manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images and licenses.


Attendees should have basic Windows navigation and keyboard literacy skills, the ability to use the internet and a basic knowledge of IP addressing. 

What's covered?

Building a simple network

  • Exploring the functions of networking
  • Understanding the host-to-host communications model
  • Introducing LANs
  • Operating Cisco IOS software
  • Starting a switch
  • Understanding Ethernet and switch operation
  • Troubleshooting common switch media issues

Establishing internet connectivity

  • Understanding the TCP/IP internet layer
  • Understanding IP addressing and subnets
  • Understanding the TCP/IP transport layer
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Configuring a Cisco router
  • Exploring the packet delivery process
  • Enabling static routing
  • Managing traffic using ACLs
  • Enabling internet connectivity

Managing network device security

  • Securing administrative access
  • Implementing device hardening
  • Implementing traffic filtering with ACLs

Introducing IPv6

  • Introducing basic IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 routing

Building a medium-sized network

  • Implementing VLANs and trunks
  • Routing between VLANs
  • Using a Cisco network device as a DHCP server
  • Troubleshooting VLAN connectivity
  • Building redundant switched topologies
  • Improving redundant switched topologies with EtherChannel
  • Understanding layer 3 redundancy

Troubleshooting basic connectivity

  • Troubleshooting IPv4 network connectivity
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 network connectivity

Wide Area Networks

  • Understanding WAN technologies
  • Configuring serial encapsulation
  • Establishing a WAN connection using frame relay
  • Introducing VPN solutions
  • Configuring GRE tunnels

Implementing an EIGRP-based solution

  • Implementing EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

Implementing a scalable OSPF-based solution

  • Implementing OSPF
  • Multiarea OSPF IPv4 implementation
  • Troubleshooting multiarea OSPF
  • Examining OSPFv3

Network device management

  • Configuring network devices to support network management protocols
  • Managing Cisco devices
  • Licensing


  • Lab 1-1: Performing switch startup and initial configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Troubleshooting switch media issues
  • Lab 2-1: Performing initial router setup and configuration
  • Lab 2-2: Connecting to the internet
  • Lab 3-1: Enhancing the security of the initial configuration
  • Lab 3-2: Device hardening
  • Lab 3-3: Filtering traffic with ACLs
  • Lab 4-1: Configure and verify basic IPv6
  • Lab 4-2: Configure and verify stateless auto-configuration
  • Lab 4-3: Configure and verify IPv6 Routing
  • Lab 5-1: Configuring expanded switched networks
  • Lab 5-2: Configuring DHCP server
  • Lab 5-3: Troubleshooting VLANs and trunks
  • Lab 5-4: Optimising STP
  • Lab 5-5: Configuring EtherChannel
  • Lab 6-1: Troubleshooting IP connectivity
  • Lab 7-1: Configuring and troubleshooting a serial connection
  • Lab 7-2: Establishing a frame relay WAN
  • Lab 7-3: Establishing a GRE tunnel
  • Lab 8-1: Implementing EIGRP
  • Lab 8-2: Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Lab 8-3: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
  • Lab 9-1: Implementing OSPF
  • Lab 9-2: Configuring multiarea OSPF
  • Lab 9-3: Troubleshooting multiarea OSPF
  • Lab 9-4: Configuring OSPF for IPv6
  • Lab 10-1: SNMP and Syslog basic configuration
  • Lab 10-2: Analysing NetFlow data
  • Lab 10-3: Managing Cisco devices and licensing


This course will prepare delegates for the certification examination 200-120 - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching. 

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