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Cisco CCNA Associate & CyberOps Associate Training Boot Camp with Dual Certification

Infosec’s authorized CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp helps you build your knowledge of networking and provides hands-on experience installing, configuring and operating network devices — all while preparing you to earn two Cisco certifications.

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Everything you need to earn your CCNA and CyberOps Associate

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  • Free annual Infosec Skills subscription ($299 value!)
  • Hands-on cyber ranges and labs
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee
  • Onsite proctoring of exam
  • Pre-study learning path
  • Unlimited practice exam attempts
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What you'll learn

Training overview

This innovative seven-day boot camp is designed specifically for network engineers and administrators requiring full knowledge of Cisco router and switch configuration. You’ll gain hands-on experience by completing a series of labs in our Networking Cyber Range. The labs provide practical experience in a networking and switching environment and prepare you for the simulation-based questions you’ll find on the CCNA Associate exam.

In addition to gaining the in-depth knowledge about network access, IP connectivity, IP services, and automation and programmability for Cisco networks, you will learn about the hottest area of networking: network security. Our expert instructors first prepare you to pass the CCNA Associate exam. After passing that exam, you will then train directly on the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate curricula — all in one sitting.

Before your boot camp

Prerequisites

Prior to attending the CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp, you should be familiar with networking topics such as TCP/IP, IP configuration, peer-to-peer networking, subnetting, building a routing table and other network protocols, standards and architecture.

    Syllabus

  • Network fundamentals
      • Role and function of network components
      • Characteristics of network topology architectures
      • Compare and contrast network topologies
      • Physical interface and cabling types
      • Interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)
      • TCP and UDP
      • Configuring and verifying IPv4 addressing and subnetting
      • The need for private IPv4 addressing
      • Configuring and verifying IPv6 addressing and prefix
      • IPv6 address types
      • Verifying IP parameters for client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
      • Wireless principles
      • Virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
      • Switching concepts
  • Network access
      • Configuring and verifying VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
      • Configuring and verifying interswitch connectivity
      • Trunk ports
      • 802.1Q
      • Native VLAN
      • Configuring and verifying Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)
      • Configuring and verifying (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)
      • The need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
      • Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
      • Physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components
      • AP and WLC management access connections
      • Configuring the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity
  • IP connectivity & services
      • Components of routing table
      • Determining how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
      • Configuring and verifying IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
      • Configuring and verifying single area OSPFv2
      • The purpose of first hop redundancy protocol
      • Configuring and verifying inside source NAT using static and pools
      • Configuring and verifying NTP operating in a client and server mode
      • Role of DHCP and DNS within the network Function of SNMP in network operations
      • Use of syslog features including facilities and levels
      • Configuring and verifying DHCP client and relay
      • Understanding the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping
      • Configuring network devices for remote access using SSH
      • Capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network
  • Security fundamentals, automation and programmability
      • Security program elements
      • Configuring device access control using local passwords
      • Security password policies elements
      • Remote access and site-to-site VPNs
      • Configuring and verifying access control lists
      • Configuring Layer 2 security features
      • Authentication, authorization and accounting
      • Wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2 and WPA3)
      • Configuring WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI
      • Traditional networks vs. controller-based networking
      • Controller-based and software defined architectures
      • Traditional campus device management vs. Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
      • Characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs and data encoding)
      • Capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef and Ansible
      • Interpreting JSON encoded data
  • Security concepts
      • Describe the CIA triad
      • Compare security deployments & concepts
      • Describe the principles of the defense-in-depth strategy
      • Compare access control models
      • Describe terms as defined in CVSS
      • Identify the challenges of data visibility (network, host, and cloud) in detection
      • Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles
      • Interpret the 5-tuple approach to isolate a compromised host in a grouped set of logs
      • Compare rule-based detection vs. behavioral and statistical detection
  • Security monitoring
      • Compare attack surface and vulnerability
      • Identify the types, impact and users of data provided by these technologies
      • Describe network, web application, social engineering and endpoint-based attacks
      • Describe evasion and obfuscation techniques, such as tunneling, encryption and proxies
      • Describe the impact of certificates on security (includes PKI, public/private crossing the network, asymmetric/symmetric)
      • Identify the certificate components in a given scenario
      • Cipher-suite
  • Host-based & network intrusion analysis
      • Describe the functionality of endpoint technologies in regard to security monitoring
      • Identify components of an operating system (such as Windows and Linux) in a given scenario
      • Describe the role of attribution in an investigation
      • Identify type of evidence used based on provided logs
      • Compare tampered and untampered disk image
      • Interpret operating system, application, or command line logs to identify an event
      • Interpret the output report of a malware analysis tool (such as a detonation chamber or sandbox)
      • Compare deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation
      • Compare inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic monitoring
      • Compare the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic monitoring and transactional data (NetFlow) in the analysis of network traffic
      • Extract files from a TCP stream when given a PCAP file and Wireshark
      • Identify key elements in an intrusion from a given PCAP file
      • Interpret the fields in protocol headers as related to intrusion analysis
      • Interpret common artifact elements from an event to identify an alert
      • Interpret basic regular expressions
  • Security policies and procedures
      • Describe the elements in an incident response plan as stated in NIST.SP800-61
      • Apply the incident handling process (such as NIST.SP800-61) to an event
      • Map elements to these steps of analysis based on the NIST.SP800-61
      • Map the organization stakeholders against the NIST IR categories (CMMC, NIST.SP800-61)
      • Describe concepts as documented in NIST.SP800-86
      • Identify these elements used for network profiling
      • Identify these elements used for server profiling
      • Classify intrusion events into categories as defined by security models
      • Describe the relationship of SOC metrics to scope analysis

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Training schedule

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If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may withdraw and enroll in a different online or in-person course.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the value in earning the CCNA certification?
    • The CCNA is one of the most highly regarded entry-level IT certifications on the market today. Earning the CCNA proves to colleagues and employers that you are an educated networking professional that’s able to manage small to medium-sized networks in the real world.

  • What are the pre-requirements for earning the CCNA?
    • The CCNA exam itself has no prerequisites, and there are no specific degree requirements to hold the certification. However, it is recommended that you have at least two years of real-world networking experience before preparing for the exam. Familiarity with networking basics like routing, switching and TCP/IP protocol will go a long way. Want to get in the discussion about the Cisco certification changes? Check out our TechExams article!

  • How does the CCNA examination process work?
    • The CCNA exam (200-301) was released in February 2020 and is a 120-minute exam. As Cisco states, “This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals and automation and programmability.”

  • What format are the exam questions? What do I need to score in order to pass?
    • The majority of the questions will be in a multiple choice format. In addition to multiple choice, you will be required to complete both “drag and drop” and simulation questions. As Cisco states, “Passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change.”

  • How do the CCNA simulation questions work? How are they scored?
    • Simulation questions will present you with a scenario that you will then need to investigate and solve. Simulation questions are more intensive, and thus can carry greater weight than the multiple-choice or drag and drop questions. Infosec’s boot camp lab environment will prepare you for all of the question types found on the exam.

  • What career opportunities are available to CCNA boot camp graduates? What’s the job outlook like for CCNA professionals?
    • The CCNA is one of the most highly-regarded certifications in the IT industry, which in recent years has grown at a considerably steady rate. In fact, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2016 and 2026, employment opportunities for computer and information technology professionals are expected to increase by 13%. Becoming certified is a surefire way to stand out in this competitive industry.

  • What does this CCNA course offer that other certification prep classes do not?
    • Upon successful completion of our training course, you will hold both CCNA and CCNA Cyber Ops certifications. Our boot camp’s lab environment provides unmatched hands-on experience with Cisco-certified materials to prepare you for the CCNA and CCNA Cyber Ops exams, which we also provide you with vouchers for. Lastly, our Exam Pass Guarantee can give you the peace of mind you need in order to study effectively!

  • How long is the CCNA certification good for after you pass the test? What are the renewal requirements?
    • CCNA certifications are valid for three years after their date of issue and can be renewed before their expiration date by passing the designated recertification exam(s). Click here for more information on CCNA recertification.

  • Where does the CCNA stand compared to other educational offerings in the networking field?
    • Other rigorous certification processes, like the MCSE, require that students take seven different exams in order to demonstrate their expertise — whereas the CCNA only requires you to take one exam. While the Network+ certification is also attractive as an entry-level certification, it doesn’t cover the more advanced networking and technology specific concepts that Cisco does in the CCNA. IT and security professionals often cite the CCNA as one of the most valuable certifications they earned.

  • What are the most difficult topics covered on the CCNA exam?
    • Students typically find the most difficult topic to comprehend on the CCNA exam is WAN Protocols, specifically anything to do with PPP, Frame Relay or ISDN. Brushing up on routing protocols (RIP, IGRP, OSPF, etc.) and access lists (basic and advanced) is also recommended.

  • What happens if I fail the CCNA exam? Is there a limit to the number of times you can retake it?
    • There is no limit to the amount of times one can take the exam(s). The only protocol Cisco has is that the candidate must wait five calendar days before retaking the exam. While the CCNA has a high first-time fail rate, Infosec boot camp students have a passing rate of 93%!

  • What job titles are most common for people who hold Cisco’s CCNA certification?
    • Common job titles for CCNA professionals include: network engineer, system administrator, technical support engineer, computer systems analyst and many more.

  • What are some tips for preparing for the CCNA?
    • Apart from developing good habits of self-study, it is recommended that students gain practical experience related to the fundamentals of routing and switching. Enrolling in a training boot camp like the one offered here is also a proven strategy for success! Click here for more practical tips.

  • What is the average salary for CCNA professionals?
    • CCNA holders can negotiate higher salaries for themselves and make between $39,195 to $118,830 annually — depending on location, job title, and experience. Click here for more info on CCNA salaries.

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