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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. Your registration fee will include a voucher to take the 200-125 CCNA certifying exam. 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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Networking Basics (ICND1 100-105)

Understand the TCP/IP networking model, while also covering TCP and UDP. Learn about network topologies, cabling types, and infrastructure components.

Understanding IPv4 and IPv6, Switching, and Routing

Master switching and routing by learning about the Ethernet frame format. Cover switching and routing concepts, as well as layer 2 protocols, routing tables, and static and dynamic routing.

Troubleshooting and Infrastructure

Learn the various methods and tools required to troubleshoot correctly. Cover troubleshooting cable issues, troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6, RIPv2, Cisco IOS Tools, and more. Then, continue on to exploring infrastructure fundamentals such as DHCO, NTP, Syslog, and device configuration, management, and maintenance.

LAN Switching (ICND2 200-105)

Learn about switching methods and connectivity between devices on a LAN. Cover EtherChannel, layer threat mitigation, switch stacking, and chassis aggregation.

Routing and WAN Technologies

Understand inter-VLAN routing, link-state routing, and exterior routing. Discuss OSPFv2 for IPv4 and OSPFv3 for IPv6. Additionally, you will learn about WAN technologies and how they’re affected by PPP, MLPPP, PPPoE, GRE tunnel connectivity, and eGBP IPv4.

Infrastructure and Troubleshooting

Master an understanding of best infrastructure building and maintenance plans. Review device management and traffic filtering while learning about networking programmability. You will also learn about troubleshooting solutions for VLAN and STP.

Program Details
ICND1 100-105
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

ICND2 200-105
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

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Instructors & Support
David Grimes

David Grimes. David brings over 10 years’ experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. 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 Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.

Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites for this course, but we recommend that students 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 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.
  • All elements of the course, except the Online Lab System, are available on Mac computers. Instructors will assist students 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 Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Instructional material requirements: 

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

Certified By


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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What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for 200-125 CCNA certifying exam after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go courses 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 instructors and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Instructors will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the course. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with a facilitator 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 facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

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. Please note: Once the course curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

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.

Do I earn certificates or certifications?

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 and you will receive an exam voucher for 200-125 CCNA exam after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

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 can vary based on job title and amount of experience, as well as what state and area where you work. According to the Infosec Institute, the median national salary for a CCNA with 1-4 years of experience is about $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.

How long does a CCNA last for?

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.

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