The course is the first step in Cisco’s professional certification system and begins with introduction and theory, and then goes to practice. Students learn how to install and configure routers and switches on local and larger networks, detect and troubleshoot problems, optimize networks, and take care of security and protection from attacks.


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What does the course include?

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) training includes four modules  covered in a 6 to 9 month period of 280 hours.

What does the course offer you?

The CCNA Routing and Switching Curriculum provides excellent initial experience and knowledge of your IT career.

  • You will get working knowledge of routing, switching, networking, protocols and services;

  • Training from Cisco-certified instructors to help you learn knowledge quickly and easily;

  • Cisco Packet Tracer – a network configuration simulation tool that enables you to practice your new skills in a real environment;

  • Tests at the end of each lesson to practice your new knowledge, as well as an instructor’s reference to what to emphasize;

  • Collaborative projects and presentations that prepare you to start your first job as an IT specialist;

  • You will have access to the Cisco Network Community to connect with thousands of other people who are trained on your program;

Course content

The first 2 courses prepare you for the certification exam Cisco CCENT or to continue training on CCNA Security. All four modules are recommended to be studied before taking CCNA Routing and Switching exam at the end of the course.

After the end of the last module, the students are tested on the whole material and if they are successful, they are prepared to take the exam for the international certificate – Cisco CCENT. Anyone who has passed this preliminary test with a success rate of over 75% will receive a discount for the certification exam.

Take a look at each of the four modules on which the training takes place:

Module 1 – Network Fundamentals:

Represents the architecture, structure, features, components and patterns of the Internet and other computer networks.

Preliminary knowledge and skills: Not required

1. Exploring the Network
  • Globally Connected

  • LANs, WANs, and the Internet

  • The Network as a Platform

  • The Changing Network Environment

2. Configuring a Network Operating System
  • IOS Bootcamp

  • Getting Basic

  • Addressing Schemes

3. Network Protocols and Communications
  • Rules of Communications

  • Network Protocols and Standards

  • Moving Data in the Network

4. Network Access
  • Physical Layer Protocols

  • Network Media

  • Data Link Layer Protocols

  • Media Access Control

5. Ethernet
  • Ethernet Protocol

  • Address Resolution Protocol

  • LAN Switches

6. Network Layer
  • Network Layer Protocols

  • Routing

  • Routers

  • Configuring a Cisco Router

7. Transport Layer
  • Transport Layer Protocols

  • TCP and UPD

8. IP Addressing
  • IPv4 Network Addresses

  • IPv6 Network Addresses

  • Connectivity Verification

9. Subnetting IP Networks
  • Subnetting an IPv4 Network

  • Addressing Schemes

  • Design Considerations for IPv6

10. Application Layer
  • Application Layer Protocols

  • Well-Known Application Layer Protocols and Services

  • The Message Heard Around The World

11. It’s a Network
  • Create and Grow

  • Keeping the Network Safe

  • Basic Network Performance

  • Managing IOS Configuration Files

  • Integrated Routing Services

Module 2 – Routing Protocols and Concepts:

Describes the architecture, components and way of routers and explains routing and routing protocols.

Preliminary knowledge and skills: Network Fundamentals

1. Introduction to Switched Networks
  • LAN Design

  • The Switched Environment

2. Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
  • Basic Switch Configuration

  • Switch Security: Management and Implementation

3. Implementing VLAN Security
  • VLAN Segmentation

  • VLAN Implementations

  • VLAN Security and Design

4. Routing Concepts
  • Initial Configuration of a Router

  • Routing Decisions

  • Router Operation

5. Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration

  • Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Layer 3 Switching

6. Static Routing
  • Static Routing Implementation

  • Configure Static and Default Routes

  • Review of CIDR and VLSM

  • Configure Summary and Floating Static Routes

  • Troubleshoot Static and Default Route issues

7. Routing Dynamically
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols

  • Distance Vector Dynamic Routing

  • RIP and RIPng Routing

  • Link-State Dynamic Routing

  • The Routing Table

8. Single-Area OSPF
  • Characteristics of OSPF

  • Configure Single-Area OSPFv2

  • Configure Single-Area OSPFv3

9. Access Control Lists
  • IP ACL Operation

  • Standard IPv4 ACLs

  • Extended IPv4 ACLs

  • Troubleshoot ACLs

  • IPv6 ACLs

10. DHCP
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v4

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v6

11. Network Address Translation for IPv4
  • NAT Operation

  • Configuring NAT

  • Troubleshooting NAT

Module 3 – LAN Switching and Wireless:

Helps students gain in-depth knowledge of how switches work and how they are used in LAN environments for small and large networks.

Preliminary knowledge and skills: Network Fundamentals, Routing Protocols and Concepts

1. Growing the Network
  • Scaling the Network

  • Switched Network

2. LAN Redundancy
  • Spanning Tree Concepts

  • Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols

  • Spanning Tree Configuration

  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols

3. Link Aggregation
  • Link Aggregation Concepts

  • Link Aggregation Configuration

4. Wireless LANs
  • Wireless LAN Concepts

  • Wireless LAN Operation

  • Wireless LAN Security

  • Wireless LAN Configuration

5. Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF
  • Advanced Single-Area OSPF Configurations

  • Troubleshooting Single-Area OSPF Implementations

6. Multiarea OSPF
  • Multiarea OSPF Operation

  • Configuring Multiarea OSPF

  • Characteristics of EIGRP

  • Configuring EIGRP for IPv4

  • Operation of EIGRP

  • Configuring EIGRP for IPv6

8. Adjust and Troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Advanced EIGRP Configurations

  • Troubleshoot EIGRP

9. IOS File Management
  • Managing IOS System Files

  • IOS Licensing

Module 4 – LAN Switching and Wireless:

Explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs), and also provides services and protocols for the data link layer for remote networks.

Preliminary knowledge and skills: Network Fundamentals, Routing Protocols and Concepts, LAN Switching and Wireless

1. Hierarchical Network Design
  • Hierarchical Network Design Overview

  • Cisco Enterprise Architecture

  • Evolving Network Architectures

2. Connecting to the WAN
  • WAN Technologies Overview

  • Selecting a WAN Technology

3. Point-to-Point Connections
  • Serial Point-to-Point Overview

  • PPP Operation

  • Configure PPP

  • Troubleshoot WAN Connectivity

4. Frame Relay
  • Introduction to Frame Relay

  • Configure Frame Relay

  • Troubleshoot Connectivity

5. Network Address Translation for IPv4
  • NAT Operation

  • Configuring NAT

  • Troubleshooting NAT

6. Broadband Solutions
  • Teleworking

  • Comparing Broadband Solutions

  • Configuring xDSL Connectivity

7. Securing Site-to-Site Connectivity
  • VPNs

  • Implementing GRE Tunnels

8. Monitoring the Network
  • Syslog

  • SNMP

  • Netflow

9. Troubleshoot the Network
  • Troubleshooting with a Systematic Approach

  • Network Troubleshooting

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When do the courses take place?

The training takes place in three different forms:

  •  Attending;

  •  Distance learning;

Class attendance classes are held:

  •  During the week from 18:00 to 20:30.

  •  Saturday and Sunday morning from 09:30 to 13:30

Open courses form when a group is formed.
Classes are conducted by certified instructors.

What is the price of the course?

You can sign up for the courses through our online form, through the phone or directly on the spot at our center within the working day – 09-18 hrs.

For up-to-date rates for Cisco Networking Academy courses, please contact us.

Start your career

CCNA Routing and Switching builds the skills you need to start your career in IT technology. Whether you are preparing for your first job or specializing in more training, CCNA is a great foundation.

You can realize yourself professionally as: Network technician, maintenance engineer, network administrator, network designer, network engineer, and others.

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