I found my facilitator to be a great teacher. He would guide me in the direction needed to figure out a problem, but would make me figure out the problem myself and then let me know if I answered correctly. I enjoyed taking this networking course because I could learn at my own pace. I have such a busy household and this was perfect for my schedule.
- J.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College
Overall, this was a very good experience and is a great tool to prepare for a possible Cisco career. The labs were an essential part of the learning process and gave each student the hands on training needed to fully understand the topics and concepts taught. Alongside of the book, the videos are also a nice way to summarize the key aspects of the chapters. I also felt that the tests were a good representation of what was learned that section.
- J.M., Ivy Tech Community College-Warsaw
Course Code: GES304
I. Networking Basics
A. TCP/IP Networking Model
B. TCP and UDP
C. Network Topologies
D. Cabling Types
E. Infrastructure Components
II. IPv4 and IPv6
A. IPv4 addressing and subnetting
B. Private IPv4 addressing
C. IPv4 Address Types
D. IPv6 Addressing Schemes
E. IPv6 Address Types
III. Switching and Routing
A. Ethernet Frame Format
B. Switching Concepts
C. Layer 2 Protocols
D. Routing Concepts
E. Routing Tables
F. Static and Dynamic Routing
IV. Troubleshooting Part I
A. Troubleshooting Cable Issues
B. Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6
D. Inter-VLAN Routing
E. Interswitch Connectivity
F. Port Security
D. Device Configuration
E. Device Management
F. Device Maintenance
VI. Troubleshooting Part II
A. IPv4 for Routed Interfaces
B. Cisco IOS Tools
E. DHCP Connectivity Issues
F. Device Hardening
I. LAN Switching
B. Interswitch Connectivity
C. STP Protocols
E. Switch Stacking and Chassis Aggregation
F. Layer Threat Mitigation
II. Routing Technologies
A. Inter-VLAN Routing
B. Link-State Routing Protocols
C. Exterior Routing Protocols
D. OSPFv2 for IPv4
E. OSPFv3 for IPv6
F. EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6
III. WAN Technologies
A. PPP and MLPPP
C. GRE Tunnel Connectivity
D. WAN Topology Options
E. WAN Access
F. eBGP IPv4
IV. Infrastructure Services
B. Cloud Resources
C. QoS Concepts
D. Traffic Filtering
V. Infrastructure Maintenance
A. Device-Monitoring Protocols
B. Network Connectivity Issues
D. Device Management
E. Networking Programmability
A. Troubleshooting VLANs and STP protocols
B. Troubleshooting STP-related Optional Features
C. Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN
D. Troubleshooting HSRP
E. Troubleshooting Layer 3 Connectivity Issues
Appleby brings over 10 years of experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching, and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center and DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients. Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign.
David Grimes brings over 10 years of experience in IT, education, instruction, and curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science—both in Technology Education—from Ohio State University. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.
This program incorporates the objectives for the Cisco CCNA exam, focusing on giving you the skills necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot small and medium branch office enterprise networks. The CCNA course material includes operating IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing, IP routing technologies, IP services such as DHCP, NAT, ACLs, FHRP, Syslog, SNMP v2/v3, network device security, troubleshooting and WAN technologies. A student should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.
All the materials you will need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
All elements, except the Online Lab System, are available on Mac computers. Instructors will assist students in setting up a home virtual lab system.
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The lab key license is good for a lifetime, but only with one installation on one computer. Should you switch computers, a new license must be purchased for an additional fee of $150.00.
Yes, you will be prepared you’ll be prepared to sit for either the 200-125 CCNA version 3.0 exam or the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 version 3.0 exams.
This program is compatible with the Windows 7 and later operating systems and all current internet browsers. This program can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device. You'll need to have email capabilities. You will also need Adobe Flash (download here) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (download here).
Cisco certifications are a way for network engineers and IT industry professionals to prove they have the knowledge needed in this ever-changing field. The CCNA Routing and Switching Certification is the first step, but from there, you can continue upward through the Professional and Expert levels, or obtain certifications in Wireless, Security, Collaboration, Cloud, Network Programmability, or Data Centers. The sky is the limit.
The CCNA is the first level of Cisco certification, and is the stepping stone to certification in other areas. To get CCNA certification, you can take the exam as either one part (200-125 CCNA) or two parts (100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2). It’s important to take a CCNA preparation course, like the one offered by ed2go, to ensure you understand all of the exam materials.