Introduction to the World of Cisco for complete beginners

Learning a Cisco certification can boost your IT career. Learn how to start and if it is worth it.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Cisco devices are the one of the most widely used networking equipment in the world today. Learn why it is like that and if certificates are worth getting.

You feel you need to refresh some topics before joining full CCNA training? Or maybe you just wanna spend 60 minutes and learn the fundamentals of Cisco devices? You are in the right place!

  • Overview of Cisco solutions
  • Introduction to Cisco routers and switches
  • Cisco firewalls
  • What is an RJ45 cable?
  • Simple network diagram
  • Is it worth taking CCNA if you do not work with Cisco?
  • A quiz to help you decide if you are ready for full CCNA training

Introduction to Cisco for complete beginners!

Contents and Overview

There are four sections with more that 60 minutes od HD videos. We start by talking about Cisco solutions and certificates. Then I show you how you can work with routers, switches and firewalls. There is a video dedicated to cabling - you will see the most popular cables, including fiber optic cables.

Start your Cisco journey today! Join now!

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in Cisco networking
  • General IT skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify Cisco certification
  • Identify Cisco devices (e.g. firewalls)
  • Understand ethernet cables
  • Be more prepared for CCENT or CCNA training

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in Cisco and Networking
  • Cisco Beginners

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Welcome! A course overview
What is it like to work with Cisco devices for a living?
Section 2: Why Cisco?
Overview of Cisco solutions
Certificates you can get
What if I do not work with Cisco devices?
Section 3: Introduction to Cisco devices
What is an ethernet cable?
Cisco Firewalls
How is it all connected?
Where is my GUI and start button???
Let's summarize our training
Section 4: What's next?
What to do next - check it out
1 page
Is it worth taking the CCENT/CCNA training and exam?
NEW - Learn More About Routers and IP Addresses
An interview with a Cisco Engineer
Basic Network CMD commands
5 pages
Are you ready for CCNA?
6 questions
NEW! Cable Testers

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)

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