In CCNA certification training, students will learn about the latest networking trends including OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking(SDN). The course flow goes as follow,
Starting from the role and function of network components like Routers, L2 & L3 Switches, Servers, and Next-generation firewalls, you will learn about various network topology architectures (2 tier, 3 tier, Spine-leaf, WAN, SOHO, On-premises, and cloud) with detailed examples.
Introduction to cabling types and physical interfaces along with their comparisons and identifying cabling issues like collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed.
Introduction to TCP & UDP, their differences and uses in a network.
Configuring and verifying IPv4 addressing, their need and Subnetting.
Configuring and verifying IPv6 addressing and Prefix along with comparing IPv6 address types.
Understanding wireless principles like Non-overlapping Wi-Fi channels, SSID, RF, Encryption etc. and virtualization fundamentals.
Verifying IP parameters for client OS, Configuring and Verifying Layer 2/Layer 3 discovery protocols and EtherChannel (LACP), describing AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, Console, and TACACS+/RADIUS).
Comparing Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes. Also, Configuring the components of a WLAN access for client connectivity using GUI only such as WLAN creation, security settings, QoS profiles, and advanced WLAN settings.
Understanding IP connectivity by interpreting Routing protocol code, Prefix, Network mask, Next-hop, Administrative distance, Metric, Gateway of last resort alongside configuring and verifying IPv4, IPv6 Static Routing and single-area OSPFv2.
Learn to configure and troubleshoot layer 3 protocols like Frame Relay, HDLC, PPP, NAT, etc.
Understanding MPLS and forward PHB for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping.
Introduction to IP services like DHCP, DNS, SNMP, Netflow, FHRP, TFTP/FTP, and NTP.
Getting familiar with key security concepts, security program elements and some wireless security protocols like WPA, WPA2, and WPA3.
Understanding, configuring and troubleshooting layer 2 security features and layer 3 security, i.e. ACL(standard, extended, named), SSH and Secret password.
Understanding the impacts of automation on network management, characteristics of REST-based APIs, Controller-based networking, and capability of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible.