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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

(CCNA) Courses at the American Academy

CCNA is an advanced professional diploma provided by The American Academy for Training Courses (AATC) which is an ISO-9001 accredited language learning and training center, collaborating with Atlanta Institute and the American Academy is one of the largest language learning centers all over Egypt.

  1. What is Cisco?

Cisco is a US worldwide leader in networking and providing routers and switches. Furthermore, Cisco has developed its own training programs which are well-reputable all over the world, having established its Cisco Networking Academy providing networking certificates which are accredited everywhere in the world.

Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) certificate validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Course Description

Introduction to Networks

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

 

Routing and Switching Essentials

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

 

Scaling Networks

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

 

Connecting Networks

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Networks
    Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
    Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
    Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
    Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 network
    Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
    Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
  2. Routing and Switching Essentials
    Describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, and 802.1q
    Describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
    Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
    Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network
    Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing
    Describe the operations of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System for IPv4 and IPv6
  3. Scaling Networks
    Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
    Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
    Describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
    Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
    Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
    Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files
  4. Connecting Networks
    Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
    describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
    Configure and troubleshoot serial connections
    Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections
    Configure and troubleshoot IPSec tunneling operations
    Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
    Design network architectures for borderless networks, data centers, and collaboration

 
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