Evenings – Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Course Overview

Please note that this is a very fast-paced course. The evening version allows students more time to absorb the course content versus the day time version.To determine if this class is right for you check out the questionnaire under the Prerequisites. 

The Cisco CCNA curriculum includes a third course, Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), consisting of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) content in its entirety, but with the content merged into a single course. Overlapping content between ICND1 and ICND2 is eliminated and content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), is a instructor-led training course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. Also covers topics in more depth and teaches learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

Key additions to this latest revision include an understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, and an overview of network programmability with the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.

Also included is the understanding of the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module.

Exam Information:
The 200-125 CCNA Routing and Switching composite exam is a 90 minute, 50 – 60 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

Target Audience

Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. CCNAX is a fast-paced course and should only be taken by individuals with some existing networking experience. The course is also appropriate for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.

Target Audience: Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician


The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

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

Here are a few questions to help determine if you should be in CCNAX or take ICND 1 and ICND 2 separately:
1. Do you know what an IP address is?
2. Do you know what the OSI (or TCP/IP) model is?
3. Do you know the difference between a public and a private IP address?
4. What is a dynamic routing protocol?
5. Do you know what a VLAN is, and why we need them?

If you can answer the above questions and are comfortable with the topics you will be a good fit for CCNAX, if the questions are unfamiliar topics for you, we recommend taking ICND 1 and ICND 2 separately as these topics are covered in detail.

Course Objectives

To provide the student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to:

Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANsEstablish Internet connectivity
Manage and secure network devices
Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
Troubleshoot IP connectivity
Describe how to configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment and configure OSPF for IPv6
Define characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
Describe how device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways.
Understand QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programability related to WAN, access and core segments
Install, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.
Describe the effects of new technologies such as IoE, IoT, IWAN, and SDN on network evolution

Course Outline

Full Module, Lesson, and Lab Deatils Available in Full Course Outline
**As This Class Is A Bootcamp, Class Hours Are Extended Beyond Normal Class Hours (approximately 11 hour days)

Module 1: Building a Simple Network

Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Lesson 3: Introducing LANs
Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software
Lesson 5: Starting a Switch
Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing
Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router
Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing
Lesson 8: Learning Basics of ACL
Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity

Module 3: Summary Challenge

Lesson 1: Establish Internet Connectivity
Lesson 2: Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity

Module 4: Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

Lesson 1: Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
Lesson 2: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
Lesson 3: Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
Lesson 4: Routing Between VLANs
Lesson 5: Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
Lesson 6: Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
Lesson 7: Implementing RIPv2

Module 5: Introducing IPv6

Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6
Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6 Operation
Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Static Routes

Module 6: Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

Module 7: Implementing Network Device Security

Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access
Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening
Lesson 3: Implementing Advance Security

Module 8: Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

Lesson 1: Implementing EIGRP
Lesson 2: Implementing EIGRP for IPv6
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting EIGRP

Module 9: Summary Challenge

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Scalable Medium-Sized Network

Module 10: Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution

Lesson 1: Understanding OSPF
Lesson 2: Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
Lesson 3: Implementing OSPFv3 for IPv6
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

Module 11: Implementing Wide-Area Networks

Lesson 1: Understanding WAN Technologies
Lesson 2: Understanding Point-to-Point Protocols
Lesson 3: Configuring GRE Tunnels
Lesson 4: Configuring Single-Homed EBGP

Module 12: Network Device Management

Lesson 1: Implementing Basic Network Device Management
Lesson 2: Evolution of Intelligent Networks
Lesson 3: Introducing QoS
Lesson 4: Managing Cisco Devices
Lesson 5: Licensing

Module 13: Summary Challenge

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network
Lesson 2: Implementing and Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network

Challenge 1: Summary Challenge Lab: 1
Challenge 2: Summary Challenge Lab: 2
Challenge 3: Implementing RIPv2
Challenge 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
Challenge 5: Troubleshooting IPv4 Connectivity
Challenge 6: Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
Challenge 7: Securing Device Administrative Access
Challenge 8: Implementing Device Hardening
Challenge 9: Troubleshooting EIGRP
Challenge 10: Summary Challenge Lab: 3
Challenge 11: Summary Challenge Lab: 4
Challenge 12: Troubleshooting OSPF
Challenge 13: Implementing Single-Homed EBGP
Challenge 14: Summary Challenge Lab: 5
Challenge 15: Summary Challenge Lab: 6

Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
Discovery 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
Discovery 3: Observe How a Switch Operates
Discovery 4: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
Discovery 5: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
Discovery 6: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
Discovery 7: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
Discovery 8: Configure Default Gateway
Discovery 9: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
Discovery 10: Configure and Verify Static Routes
Discovery 11: Configure and Verify ACLs
Discovery 12: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
Discovery 13: Configure Static NAT
Discovery 14: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
Discovery 15: Troubleshoot NAT
Discovery 16: Configure VLAN and Trunk
Discovery 17: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks
Discovery 18: Configure Root Bridge and Analyze STP Topology
Discovery 19: Troubleshoot STP Issues
Discovery 20: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
Discovery 21: Configure a Router on a Stick
Discovery 22: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
Discovery 23: Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
Discovery 24: Configure and Verify HSRP
Discovery 25: Troubleshoot HSRP
Discovery 26: Configure and Verify RIPv2
Discovery 27: Troubleshoot RIPv2
Discovery 28: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
Discovery 29: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
Discovery 30: Use Troubleshooting Tools
Discovery 31: Configure and Verify IPv4 Extended Access Lists
Discovery 32: Troubleshoot IPv4 Network Connectivity
Discovery 33: Configure and Verify IPv6 Extended Access Lists
Discovery 34: Troubleshoot IPv6 Network Connectivity
Discovery 35: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
Discovery 36: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
Discovery 37: Configure and Verify Port Security
Discovery 38: Configure and Verify NTP
Discovery 39: Configure External Authentication Using RADIUS and TACACS+
Discovery 40: Configure and Verify EIGRP
Discovery 41: Configure and Verify EIGRP for IPv6
Discovery 42: Troubleshoot EIGRP
Discovery 43: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
Discovery 44: Configure and Verify Multiarea OSPF
Discovery 45: Configure and Verify OSPFv3
Discovery 46: Troubleshoot Multiarea OSPF
Discovery 47: Configure Serial Interface and PPP
Discovery 48: Configure and Verify MLP
Discovery 49: Configure and Verify PPPoE Client
Discovery 50: Configure and Verify GRE Tunnel
Discovery 51: Configure and Verify Single Homed EBGP
Discovery 52: Configure Syslog
Discovery 53: Configure SNMP