David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
This course 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.
If you’re an information technology professional, you’ve probably heard of Cisco. They’re one of the top companies in the industry, helping people to connect and communicate through network systems and more. They are a major provider of voiceover IP products, networking hardware, and cloud-based services, as well as many certification opportunities. These include five levels of expertise and nine different topics, such as Routing & Switching and Network Security. Cisco is the largest networking company in the world, and its prestigious status lends its certifications special credibility. When you enroll in a course certified by Cisco, you’ll know you’re getting the best—and so will your employers.
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"
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the “Contact Us” form.
Yes, because ed2go courses are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
The time allotted to complete your course has been calculated based on the number of hours for each course, 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.
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.
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.