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CCNA: Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching certification is one of the most sought-after entry-level cyber security credentials. If you want to gain the foundational knowledge you need to enter the networking business, becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an excellent career move. Cisco certification is the most well-known in the industry, administered by the leading networking technology company. There are many credentials available, but the Cisco CCNA is recommended for people with less than 2 years of experience. It’s a great way to increase your salary potential and set yourself apart from others in the industry.

Our CCNA training provides in-depth instruction in routed and switched LAN emulation networks made up of Cisco equipment. You’ll learn everything you need to install, configure, and operate small and medium branch office enterprise networks. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be prepared to sit for either the 200-125 CCNA exam or the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 exams. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre paid access to sit for the 200-125 CCNA certifying exam upon eligibility. Once you’ve passed the exam, you’ll be ready for job advancement. Some positions can you hold with a CCNA include Network specialist, network engineer, and network administrator. 

When you take an online CCNA course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our virtual, interactive lab, using real Cisco equipment. Plus, we also have online tutorials, practice questions, and a mentor to answer any questions you may have along the way. 

6 Months / 180 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES332

What You Will Learn
  • Foundational knowledge, such as the difference between routing and switching
  • Basic network security and device security, including how to operate IP data networks
  • In-depth topics such as IP services such as DHCP, NAT, ACLs, FHRP, Syslog, and SNMP v2/v3
  • All about LAN switching technologies, WAN technologies, and IP address and routing technologies
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 180 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become fully prepared to sit for either the 200-125 CCNA exam, or the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 exams
  • List on your resume that you can independently install, operate, and troubleshoot an enterprise network
  • Jump-start your career as a computer system engineer/architect, network engineer, telecommunications professional, cyber security engineer/analyst, or systems analyst
  • Prove to potential employers that you have the routing and switching knowledge needed to succeed in a networking role


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CCNA1: Network Management I
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
                    C.    RIPv2
                    D.    Inter-VLAN Routing
                    E.    Interswitch Connectivity
                    F.    Port Security
V.        Infrastructure
                    A.    DHCP
                    B.    NTP
                    C.    Syslog
                    D.    Device Configuration
                    E.    Device Management
                    F.    Device Maintenance
VI.       Troubleshooting Part II
                    A.    IPv4 for Routed Interfaces
                    B.    Cisco IOS Tools
                    C.    DNS
                    D.    NAT
                    E.    DHCP Connectivity Issues
                    F.    Device Hardening

CCNA1: Network Management II
I.        LAN Switching

                    A.    VLANs
                    B.    Interswitch Connectivity
                    C.    STP Protocols
                    D.    EtherChannel
                    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
                    B.    PPPoE
                    C.    GRE Tunnel Connectivity
                    D.    WAN Topology Options
                    E.    WAN Access
                    F.    eBGP IPv4
IV.       Infrastructure Services
                    A.    HSRP
                    B.    Cloud Resources
                    C.    QoS Concepts
                    D.    Traffic Filtering
                    E.    ACLs
V.        Infrastructure Maintenance
                    A.    Device-Monitoring Protocols
                    B.    Network Connectivity Issues
                    C.    SPAN
                    D.    Device Management
                    E.    Networking Programmability
VI.       Troubleshooting
                    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

Instructors & Support

David Grimes

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.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites for this course, but we recommend that you have experience working in a network environment. Individuals without 1-3 years of networking experience are advised to consider first completing a course like CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA A+ before taking the CCNA Certification Training course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • Mac users are encouraged to have access to a Windows environment on their device.
  • All elements of the course, except the Online Lab System, are available on Mac computers. Instructors will assisy you in setting up a home virtual lab system.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

About Certification


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.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

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.

Does this course prepare me for a certification?

Yes, this training course prepares you 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.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

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.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. You will also receive an exam voucher for the 200-125 CCNA certifying exam once you’ve met your financial obligation and completed all coursework.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

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:

How can I get more information about this course?

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.

Can I request a new lab key license if I purchase a new computer?

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.

What is CCNA Routing and Switching?

This CCNA certification indicates a professional level of knowledge and a foundation in basic networking, and is the first level of possible Cisco certifications. CCNA Routing and Switching focuses on giving you the skills necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot small and medium branch office enterprise networks. When you become CCNA certified, you’ll be proficient in 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.

How much does a CCNA make?

The average salary of a CCNA will vary based on job title and amount of experience, as well as the state and area in which you work. According to the Infosec Institute, the median national salary for a CCNA with 1-4 years of experience is just over $53,000. As you earn more certifications, gain experience, and work your way to higher positions, you’ll see your salary rise higher and higher. Recent research conducted by Robert Half Technology suggests that employees can earn 5 to 10 percent more annually with a CCNA: Routing and Switching certification than those without one.

How long does my certification last?

Your CCNA Routing and Switching certification will be valid for 3 years. To renew, you can simply re-take the CCNA exam, or you can take any associate-level exam (except ICND1). However, a great choice for most professionals interested in continuing to develop their skills is to take a higher certification exam. You can use a higher certification to extend the life of your CCNA certification; that is, if you earn a higher Cisco certification, such as CCIE, both credentials will be valid until the expiration of the higher exam.

What skills will I master with CCNA: routing and switching certification?

The skills you will master with CCNA: Routing and Switching certification include: understanding how networks interact to ensure their functionality and security, identifying and mitigating threats to networks, administrating WLANs, setting up WANs, configuring and troubleshooting a switch with VLAN, managing network address translation and access control lists, and more. CCNA: Routing and Switching is considered a foundation for all other Cisco certifications.

What type of job can I get with CCNA: routing and switching certification?

While there is never a guarantee of a specific position, you will qualify for several jobs once you earn your CCNA: Routing and Switching certification. Earning this certification will prepare you for success as a network administrator, network specialist, network analyst, network engineer associate, or network support engineer.

What can I expect during my certification exam?

You will be given 90 minutes to compete 50-60 questions on the exam. This certification exam will test your knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals as well as LAN technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, and WAN technologies as well as infrastructure services, security and management.

Where will I take my CCNA: routing and switching certification exam?

You will take your CCNA: Routing and Switching certification exam at a Pearson VUE testing center. These proctored testing centers can be found nationwide and specific locations can be found on the Pearson VUE site at: 

How important is CCNA: routing and switching certification?

CCNA: Routing and Switching certification is extremely important. In fact, it is the most popular certification offered by Cisco. Earning this certification proves to employers that you understand how to set up and manage successful networks, even with constantly changing technologies. Earning a CCNA: Routing and Switching certification can open doors to new opportunities and help ensure your success in IT. Robert Half Technology produced an IT industry report that named the CCNA: Routing and Switching certification as one of the most sought-after credentials in the United States.

How many CCNA certifications are there?

There are currently 9 associate-level CCNA certifications available including Routing and Switching, Cyber Ops, Wireless, Cloud, Data Center, Security, Collaboration, Industrial, and Service Provider. This course from ed2go covers the material you will need to know in order to earn the CCNA: Routing and Switching certification which is considered a foundational credential in the industry.    

What are the best CCNA certifications to have?

The best CCNA certifications will depend on your level of experience and the direction you wish to take your career. It is always a good idea to begin with the foundational CCNA: Routing and Switching certification covered in this online training course to provide yourself with a basic networking knowledge before diving into higher-level specialties. This certification is also a prerequisite for many of the more advanced CCNA certifications.

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