Over 90% of people who embark towards the Cisco CCNA qualification quit.
Most quit because they become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of subjects they need to master and how much time to dedicate to each one. After helping well over 4000 students with my classroom and online courses I finally discovered the missing piece of the study jigsaw.
Cisco CCNA in 60 days tells you what to study every day. It includes exams, revision time and lots of hands on lab time and in this free taster you can try out this revolutionary study method for yourself.
Learn the basics of IP addressing so you can configure routers on a live network.
Slides for the IP addressing presentation.
Explore IP addressing in more detail.
Slides for the using IP addressing lecture.
You need to know the easy way to subnet if you are to answer the exam questions quickly.
Easy subnetting slides.
Have some fun following me along with this beginners level lab on IP addressing.
A big subject for the CCNA exam. Make sure you understand the theory and how to configure NAT in the exam.
Follow along with this static NAT lab.
Create a pool of NAT addresses to use in this lab.
NAT overload or Port Address Translation lab. Follow along with me.
The hardest subject for every Cisco engineer. Let's have a look at ACLs and why we need them.
ACL lecture slides.
How to configure access lists. You will need to watch this several times over and do it on live routers.
Let's do the easy lab first. Standard ACL.
This is much trickier than standard ACLs but follow along this lab with me and then make some of your own up.
More user friendly but still hard to configure, named ACLs. Follow along with me again with this lab.
ACL config slides
I worked in the police in the UK for 12 years as a patrol officer and detective. While I was in the job I helped teach the new e-mail system to other officers. I took a few IT exams and then left for a career in IT in June 2000.
I took a few more exams with vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft and got a job working for Cisco for two years. I then started an IT training company teaching Cisco and computer networking courses. I built the business until it had several offices in the UK and then sold it.
I now run a publishing business and several websites teaching IT related subjects. I've learned how to build a successful company and how to make it in the world of IT. I hope what I've learned helps you too.
Paul Browning - December 2014