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CCNA Routing and Switching  


This course is ideal for learners wanting to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification or start a Network Administrator role.

This course includes preparation questions and activities for the certification exam. The training material used for the course has 100% coverage of the exam topics including key exam topics listed in each module and an exam readiness checklist at the end of the course.


  • Basic Computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address Knowledge
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

Available Exams and Certifications

The course is used in the following curricula, certifications, or specializations:

  • Cisco CCENT™
  • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching®
  • Cisco CCDA®
  • Cisco CCNA Security®
  • Cisco CCNA Voice®
  • Cisco CCNA Wireless®
  • Cisco CCNA Service Provider Operations®
  • Cisco CCNP®
  • Cisco CCDP®

Course Outcomes

  • 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

Who Should Attend

  • Target Candidate:

    • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching certification.

    • The course is also appropriate for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.

  • Key Job Tasks:

    • Configure: Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes using Cisco IOS commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network.
    • Verify: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired.
    • Troubleshoot: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to identify the cause of basic level network issues and correctly implement a solution that ensures the network is performing as desired.
    • Job roles: Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician.


R13 700 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Training Material and Practical Exercises)


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PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during the break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits upon arrival and during each break. We also cater for special meals if arranged with us prior to training attendance.


5 Days (8:30 – 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

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Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Module 1: Networks

  • Introduction to Networks
    • Network Characteristics
    • Components
    • Network Locations
    • Local Area Networks
    • Wide Area Networks
  • Network Topologies
    • Physical and Logical Topologies
    • Fully and Partially Meshed Topologies
    • Two Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 2: OSI Reference Model

  • Introduction to the OSI Reference Model
  • Layers of the OSI Reference Models
    • Layer 7: The Application Layer
    • Layer 6: The Presentation Layer
    • Layer 5:The Session Layer
    • Layer 4: The Transport Layer
    • Layer 3: The Network Layer
    • Layer 2: The Data Link Layer
    • Layer 1: The Physical Layer
    • Devices
  • Encapsulation and De-encapsulation
    • Going Down the Protocol Stack
    • Going Up the Protocol Stack
    • Layers and Communication
    • Two Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 3: Layer 2 LAN Technologies

  • Ethernet Evolution and Standards
    • Ethernet Operation
    • Ethernet Implementation
    • Framing
  • Addressing
    • Bit Values
    • Power of 2
    • Hexadecimal Conversion
    • MAC Addresses
  • Ethernet Connections
    • Cabling Types
    • Ethernet Media Types
    • Two Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 4: Bridges and Switches

  • Problems and Limitations of Ethernet
    • Distance and Extension of LANs
    • Collisions, Collision Domains, and Congestion
  • Solutions to Collision Problems
    • Bridges
    • Switches
  • Bridges versus Switches
    • Methods of Switching
    • Duplexing
  • Switching Functions
    • Learning Function
    • Forwarding Function
    • Loops
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test

Module 5: TCP/IP and the Internet Layer

  • TCP/IP Protocol Stack
    • Internet Layer
    • Introduction to TCP/IP Addressing
  • TCP/IP Internet Protocols
    • DHCP
    • ARP
    • ICMP
  • TCP/IP Tools for Windows PCs
    • Ipconfig Command
    • The ping Command
    • The tracert Command
    • The arp Command
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 6: IP Addressing and Subnetting

  • IP Addressing Review
    • Distinguishing Between Classes of Addresses
    • IP Address Components
  • Subnetting
    • Subnet Masks
    • Subnet Masks Values
  • IP Address Planning
    • Step 1: Determine Network and Host Requirements
    • Step 2: Satisfy Host and Network Requirements
    • Step 3: Determine the Subnet Mask
    • Step 4: Determine the Network Addresses
    • Step 5: Determine the Directed Broadcast Addresses
    • Step 6: Determine the Host Addresses
  • Determining IP Address Components
    • Six-Step Approach for Determining IP Address Components
    • Example 1
    • Example 2
    • Example 3
      • Directed Broadcast, and Host Components
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test

Module 7: VLSM

  • VLSM
    • Features of VLSM
    • Addressing with VLSM
    • VLSM Example 1
    • VLSM Example 2
  • Route Summarization
    • Advantages of Summarization
    • Classless Interdomain Routing
    • Hierarchical Addressing
    • Routing and Subnet Masks
    • The Routing Table
    • Performing Summarization
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 8: TCP/IP and the Transport Layer

  • Transport Layer Functions
    • Flow Control
    • Reliability
    • Multiplexing
    • Segmentation
  • Transport Layer Protocols
    • Transmission Control Protocol
    • Use Datagram Protocol
  • TCP and UDP Applications
    • Ports
    • Application Mapping
  • Session Establishment
    • TCP’s Three-Way Handshake
    • TCP Sequencing and Acknowledgements
    • TCP’s Flow Control and Windowing
    • Two Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 9: Sending and Receiving TCP/IP Packets

  • Network Components and Addressing Review
    • Layer 1 Components
    • Layer 2 Components
    • Layer 3 Components
  • End to End Delivery Example
    • PC-A Acquires Addressing Information
    • PC-A Opens Up a Session to PC-B
    • Two Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 10: Cisco IOS Software

  • Introduction to Cisco Device Configuration
    • Router and Switch Connections
    • Device Startup
  • Command-Line Interface (CLI)
    • IOS Differences
    • Interacting with IOS
    • CLI Access Modes
  • IOS Basics
    • Command Abbreviation and Completion
    • Context-Sensitive Help
    • Error Messages
    • Entering Commands
    • IOS Feature Example
  • Basic IOS Configuration
    • Accessing Configuration Mode
    • Device Identification
    • Subconfiguration Modes
    • Line Configuration
    • Interface Configuration
  • Basic IOS Security Configuration
    • Physical and Environmental Threats
    • Passwords
    • Login Banners
  • IOS Operation and Verification
    • Show and Debug Command Overview
    • Running and Startup Configuration
    • Device Version Information
    • Interface Information
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 11: Initial Switch Configuration

  • 2960 Overview
    • 2960 Hardware Chassis
    • 2960 LEDs and MODE Button
    • MODE Button
  • Switch Startup
    • Switch Bootup Process
    • System Configuration Dialog
    • Example Configuration
  • Basic Switch Operation and Verification
    • MAC Address Table
    • Static MAC Addresses
  • Port Security Feature
    • Port Security Configuration
    • Port Security Verification
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 12: VLANs and Trunks

  • VLAN Overview
    • Subnets and VLANs
    • Scalability
    • VLANs and Traffic Types
    • VLAN Membership
  • VLAN Connections
    • Access Link Connections
    • Trunk Connections
  • VLAN Trunk Protocol
    • VTP Modes
    • VTP Messages
    • VTP Pruning
  • VLAN Configuration
    • Configuring VTP
    • Configuring Trunks
    • Creating VLANs
    • Basic Troubleshooting of VLANs and Trunks
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 13: Switches and Redundancy

  • Layer 2 Redundancy
    • Hierarchical Campus Design
    • Layer 2 Issues
    • Show processes Command
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Bridge Protocol Data Units
    • Root Switch
    • Root Port
    • Designated Port
    • Port States
    • Layer 2 Convergence
    • Pre-VLAN STP Plus
    • Simple STP Example
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Additional Port Roles
    • RSTP BPDUs
    • RSTP Convergence Features
    • RSTP Configuration
    • PVST + and RSTP Optimization
  • EtherChannels
    • EtherChannel Overview
    • EtherChannel Configuration
  • STP Troubleshooting
    • Loop Identification
    • Configuration Remedies
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 14: Routers and Routing

  • Routing Introduction
    • Types of Routes
    • Autonomous Systems
    • Administrative Distance
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols
    • Routing Metrics
    • Distance Vector Protocols
    • Link State Protocols
    • Hybrid Protocols
  • Distance Vector Protocol Problems and Solutions
    • Problem : Convergence
    • Problem : Routing Loops
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 15: Initial Router Configuration

  • Router Hardware Components
    • Read Only Memory (ROM)
    • Other Components
  • Router Bootup Process
    • Bootstrap Program
    • System Configuration Dialog
    • Configuration Register
  • Disabling Unused Services
    • Manually Disabling Unused Services
    • AutoSecure
  • Router Configuration
    • Interface Configuration
    • Subnet Zero Configuration
    • Static Host Configuration
  • Router-on-a-Stick
    • Subinterface Configuration
    • Interface Encapsulation
    • Router-on-a-Stick Example Configuration
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 16: IOS Device Management

  • Router Configuration Files
    • Saving Configuration Files
    • Restoring Configuration Files
    • Creating and Deleting Configuration Files
    • Configuration File Nomenclature
    • Review of Configuration Files
  • Changes in Your Network
    • Adding Devices
    • Changing Devices
  • IOS Image Files
    • Naming Conventions for IOS Images
    • Before Upgrading the IOS Image
    • Backing Up an IOS Image
    • Loading an IOS Image
  • Remote Access to Your IOS Device
    • SSH vs. Telnet Access
    • SSH Configuration
  • Basic Troubleshooting
    • Local ARP Table
    • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
    • Layer 3 Connectivity Testing
    • Layer 7 Connectivity Testing
    • Debug Overview
  • Licensing
    • Installing Licenses
    • Licensing Verification
    • Managing Licenses
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 17: Management Protocols for Cisco Devices

  • Network Time Protocol
    • NTP Overview
    • NTP Configuration
    • NTP Verification
    • NTP Configuration Example
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
    • DHCP server Configuration
    • DHCP Relay Configuration
  • Simple Network Configuration Protocol
    • SNMP Overview
    • SNMP Versions
    • SNMP Configuration
  • Logging
    • Logging Messages
    • Logging Severity Levels
    • Logging Configuration
    • Logging Verification
    • Logging CLI Example
  • NetFlow
    • NetFlow Architecture
    • NetFlow Configuration
    • NetFlow Verification
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 18: Basic Routing

  • Static Routes
    • Static Route Configuration
    • Default Route Configuration
    • Default Network Configuration
    • Default Routes and Distance Vector Protocols
    • Static Route Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Dynamic Routing Protocol Basics
    • The router Command
    • The network Command
  • RIP
    • RIP Operation
    • RIP Configuration
    • RIP Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Default Gateway Redundancy
    • Problems of Traditional Default Gateway
    • Hot Standby Routing Protocol
    • Other Protocols
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 19: OSPF Routing

  • OSPF Overview
    • Hierarchical Design: Areas
    • Metric Structure
  • OSPF Operation
    • Router Identities
    • Finding Neighbors
    • Designated and Backup Designated Routers
    • Sharing Routing Information
  • OSPF Configuration
    • Loopback Interfaces
    • Default Route Propagation
    • OSPF Metric Values
    • OSPF Authentication
  • OSPF Troubleshooting
    • The show ip protocols Command
    • The show ip route Command
    • The show ip ospf Command
    • The show ip ospf database Command
    • The show ip ospf interface Command
    • The show ip ospf neighbor Command
    • The show ip ospf adj Command
    • The show ip ospf events Command
    • The show ip ospf packet Command
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 20: EIGRP Routing

  • EIGRP Overview
    • Metrics and Interoperability
    • Routing Tables and Updates
  • EIGRP Operation
    • Building Neighbor Relationships
    • Choosing Routes
  • EIGRP Configuration
    • EIGRP Configuration Example
    • Other EIGRP Commands
  • EIGRP Troubleshooting
    • The show ip protocols Command
    • The show ip route Command
    • The show ip eigrp neighbors Command
    • The show ip eigrp topology Command
    • The show ip eigrp interfaces Command
    • The show ip eigrp traffic Command
    • The debug ip eigrp Command
    • The debug eigrp packets Command
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test

Module 21: Access Control Lists

  • ACL Overview
    • Definition
    • Types
    • Processing
  • Basic ACL Configuration
    • Creating an ACL
    • Matching on Addresses : Wildcard Masks
    • Activating an ACL
  • ACL Types
    • Standard Numbered ACLs
    • Extended Numbered ACLs
    • Named ACLs
    • ACL Remarks
    • Access list Verification
    • ACL Changes
  • ACL Placement
    • Standard ACLs
    • Extend ACLs
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 22: Address Translation

  • Address Translation Overview
    • Running Out of Addresses
    • Private Addresses
    • Address Translation
  • Address Translation Types
    • Terms and Definitions
    • Network Address Translation
    • Port Address Translation
    • Advantages of Address Translation
    • Disadvantages of Address Translation
  • Address Translation Configuration
    • NAT Configuration
    • PAT Configuration
    • Address Translation Verification
  • Translation Process and Troubleshooting
    • Local-to-Global Translation
    • Global-to-Local Translation
    • Address Translation Troubleshooting
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test

Module 23: IPv6

  • Necessity of IPv6
    • Growth Issues
    • IPv6 Features
  • IPv6 Addressing
    • IPv6 Address format
    • Types of IPv6 Addresses
  • IPv6 Enhancements
    • IPv6 Header
    • ICMPv6
  • Address Assignment
    • Static Address Assignment
    • DHCPv6
    • Stateless Auto-configuration
  • Routing and IPv6
    • Supported Routing Protocols
  • IPv6 Configuration
    • Enabling IPv6 and Assigning Addresses
    • IPv6 Static Routing
    • RIPng
    • OSPFv3
    • EIGRP for IPv6
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 24: WAN Introduction

  • Wide Area Networking Overview
    • Equipment and Components
    • Connection Types
    • WAN Interfaces on CISCO Routers
    • WAN Cabling
    • Encapsulation Methods
  • HDLC
    • Frame Type
    • Configuring HDLC
  • PPP
    • PPP Components
    • Configuring PPP
    • Troubleshooting PPP
    • PPP Authentication
  • Virtual Private Networks
    • Benefits
    • VPN Types
    • IPsec
  • Generic Route Encapsulation Tunnels
    • GRE Overview
    • GRE Configuration and Verification
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test


Module 25: Frame Relay

  • Virtual Circuits
    • Fully Meshed Design
    • Advantages of VCs
    • Types of VCs
    • Supported Serial Connections
  • Frame Relay Terms
    • LMI
    • DLCIs
    • VC Data Rates
    • Congestion Control
  • Frame Relay Configuration
    • Encapsulation Configuration
    • LMI Configuration
    • Troubleshooting LMI
    • PVC Configuration
  • Non-Broadcast Multi-Access Environments
    • Topology
    • Split Horizon Issues
    • Solutions to Split Horizon Problems
    • Subinterfaces
    • Two-Minute Drill
    • Self-Test

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