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CCNA Training Boot Camp with 4 Certifications

Infosec’s authorized CCNA Quad 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 four Cisco certifications.

Earn your CCNA, guaranteed!

Boot camp 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 remotely accessing pods of Cisco equipment and 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 troubleshooting- and simulation-based questions you’ll find on the CCNA exam.

In addition to core routing and switching knowledge, you will learn about two of the hottest areas of networking: network security and infrastructure design. Out expert instructors first prepare you to pass the CCENT/CCNA exams. After passing those exams, you will then train directly on CCNA Security and CCDA curricula — all in one sitting.

Skill up and get certified, guaranteed

Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass your exam on the first attempt, get a second attempt for free. Includes the ability to re-sit the course for free for up to one year.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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

Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

If an employee leaves within three months of obtaining certification, Infosec will train a different employee at the same organization tuition-free for up to one year.

What's included?

93% pass rate — the best in the industry

  • Seven days of intense instruction with an expert instructor
  • Immediate access to in-depth CCNA pre-study course
  • Infosec digital courseware (physical textbooks available to purchase)
  • 4 Cisco exam vouchers
  • 90-day access to cyber range (Flex Pro)
  • 90-day access to replays of daily lessons (Flex Pro)
  • Curated videos from other top-rated instructors (add-on)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (Flex Pro)

February 2020 CCNA update

Cisco is updating the CCNA in February 2020, but you can qualify for the updated certification now.

According to Cisco, “If you earn CCNA Routing and Switching before February 24, then on February 24, you will keep your CCNA Routing and Switching and you will receive the new CCNA certification.”

Train now and be among the first to get the updated CCNA certification. If you enroll in a CCNA boot camp after the February change, your training will cover the new exam (200-301).

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Who should attend?

  • Network engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Systems administrators
  • System engineers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Anyone looking to improve their network skills

Prerequisites

Prior to attending the CCNA Quad 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.

Why choose Infosec

Your flexible learning experience

Infosec Flex makes expert, live instruction convenient with online and in-person formats tailored to how, when and where you learn best.

Public training boot camps held nationwide

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Catered lunches
  • Infosec community forum access
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

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Immersive, live-streamed instruction

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live instruction
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

Tailored team training at your location

  • Pre-study course materials
  • Live, customized instruction at your location
  • Digital courseware
  • Daily reinforcement materials
  • Detailed team performance reporting
  • Video replays
  • 90-day extended access to materials
  • Infosec community forum access
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee

CCNA certification objectives

Upon the completion of this boot camp, you will know how to:

  • Make appropriate decisions concerning implementation of hardware and configuration, based on ISR routers and switches running the Cisco iOS
  • Proficiently administer Cisco routers
  • Install, configure and maintain dependable, functional networks
  • Properly identify protocols involving Cisco networking devices
  • Troubleshoot general network and security issues
  • Successfully operate routers and switched LAN networks
  • Follow enterprise network design principles
  • Understand routing protocols design considerations (OSPF and EIGRP)

Hands-on labs

Hundreds of exercises in over 30 hands-on labs prepare you for the most difficult part of the CCNA exam, the simulation questions. By practicing on remotely accessed pods of Cisco equipment, you’ll gain real-world experience you can carry over to your next job or project.

Your CCNA certification options

There are two ways you can earn your CCNA:

  1. You can take a single, grueling, difficult exam: the 200-125 CCNA exam
  2. You can take two shorter and easier exams: the 100-105 ICND1 exam and the 200-105 ICND2 exam

With over 15 years of preparing students for Cisco  certifications, we’ve found that taking the two ICND exams (option #2) offers a much better chance of CCNA certification success. Having two exams allows you to break up your exam preparation into two distinct phases during the boot camp.

You will test the first exam halfway through the CCNA boot camp, concentrating all efforts on passing the exam during the first three days. You can then rest assured you are 50% completed on your way to the CCNA and concentrate efforts on the second exam to be delivered on the fifth day of the boot camp. This two-exam approach to the CCNA also allows you more time to build real-world networking skills in addition to passing the CCNA.

Go beyond the CCNA

In our module-by-module analysis of the official Cisco courseware, we discovered many areas overlap between the CCNA, CCDA and CCNA Security. The CCNA Quad Certification Boot Camp gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you learned in the CCENT/CCNA portion of the boot camp to the CCDA and CCNA Security portion immediately.

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Get the cybersecurity training you need at a pace that fits your schedule with a subscription to Infosec Skills. Includes unlimited access to hundreds of additional on-demand courses — plus cloud-hosted cyber ranges where you can practice and apply knowledge in real-world scenarios — all for just $34 a month!

  • 400+ courses
  • 4 cyber range environments
  • 100+ hands-on labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • 50+ learning paths

You're in good company.

"I’ve taken five boot camps with Infosec and all my instructors have been great."

Jeffrey Coa

Information Security Systems Officer

"The course not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. It was the most engaging online training I’ve ever had."

Val Vask

Commercial Technical Lead

"I knew Infosec could tell me what to expect on the exam and what topics to focus on most."

Julian Tang

Chief Information Officer

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CCNA Boot Camp details

ICND1

Network fundamentals

  • Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
  • Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
    • Firewalls
    • Access points
    • Wireless controllers
  • Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
  • Compare and contrast network topologies
    • Star
    • Mesh
    • Hybrid
  • Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
    • Perform fault isolation and document
    • Resolve or escalate
    • Verify and monitor resolution
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
    • Unicast
    • Broadcast
    • Multicast
  • Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • Configure and verify IPv6 stateless address auto configuration
  • Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
    • Global unicast
    • Unique local
    • Link local
    • Multicast
    • Modified EUI 64
    • Autoconfiguration
    • Anycast

LAN switching fundamentals

  • Describe and verify switching concepts
    • MAC learning and aging
    • Frame switching
    • Frame flooding
    • MAC address table
  • Interpret Ethernet frame format
  • Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
    • Access ports (data and voice)
    • Default VLAN
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    • Trunk ports
    • 802.1Q
    • Native VLAN
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
    • Cisco Discovery Protocol
    • LLDP
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot port security
    • Static
    • Dynamic
    • Sticky
    • Max MAC addresses
    • Violation actions
    • Err-disable recovery

Routing fundamentals

  • Describe the routing concepts
    • Packet handling along the path through a network
    • Forwarding decision based on route lookup
    • Frame rewrite
  • Interpret the components of routing table
    • Prefix
    • Network mask
    • Next hop
    • Routing protocol code
    • Administrative distance
    • Metric
    • Gateway of last resort
  • Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
    • Admin distance
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
  • Router on a stick
  • Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    • Default route
    • Network route
    • Host route
    • Floating static
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)

Infrastructure services

  • Describe DNS lookup operation
  • Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  • Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
    • Server
    • Relay
    • Client
    • TFTP, DNS and gateway options
  • Troubleshoot client- and router based DHCP connectivity issues
  • Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access list for routed interfaces
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot inside source NAT
    • Static
    • Pool
    • PAT

Infrastructure maintenance

  • Configure and verify device-monitoring using syslog
  • Configure and verify device management
    • Backup and restore device configuration
    • Using Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP for device discovery
    • Licensing
    • Logging
    • Timezone
    • Loopback
  • Configure and verify initial device configuration
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot basic device hardening
    • Local authentication
    • Secure password
    • Access to device
    • Source address
    • Telnet/SSH
    • Login banner
  • Perform device maintenance
    • Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery

ICND2

LAN switching technologies

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
    • Access ports (data and voice)
    • Default VLAN
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    • Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
    • DTP and VTP (v1&v2)
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP protocols
    • STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
    • STP root bridge selection
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP-related optional features
    • PortFast
    • BPDU guard
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
    • Static
    • PAGP
    • LACP
  • Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation
  • Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
    • 802.1x
    • DHCP snooping
    • Nondefault native VLAN

Routing technologies

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot Inter-VLAN routing
    • Router on a stick
    • SVI
  • Compare and contrast distance vector and link-state routing protocols
  • Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization,redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)

WAN technologies

  • Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot PPPoE clientside interfaces using local authentication
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
  • Describe WAN topology options
    • Point-to-point
    • Hub and spoke
    • Full mesh
    • Single vs dual-homed
  • Describe WAN access connectivity options
    • MPLS
    • MetroEthernet
    • Broadband PPPoE
    • Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)
  • Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)

Infrastructure services

  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot basic HSRP
    • Priority
    • Preemption
    • Version
  • Describe the effects of cloud resources of enterprise network architecture
    • Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
    • Virtual services
    • Basic virtual network infrastructure
  • Describe basic QoS concepts
    • Marking
    • Device trust
    • Prioritization
    • Voice
    • Video
    • Data
    • Shaping
    • Policing
    • Congestion management
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
    • Standard
    • Extended
    • Named
  • Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool

Infrastructure maintenance

  • Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
    • SNMPv2
    • SNMPv3
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
  • Use local SPAN to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Describe device management using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  • Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture
    • Function of a controller
    • Separation of control plane and data plane
    • Northbound and southbound APIs
  • Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity

IINS 210-260

Networking security concepts

  • Confidentiality, integrity, availability (CIA)
  • Common security terms
  • Common network security zones
  • Describe different network topologies, such as
  • Campus-area network (CAN)
    • Cloud, wide-area network (WAN)
    • Data center
    • Small office/home office (SOHO)

Common security threats

  • Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks
  • Social engineering
  • Malware identification tools
  • Data loss and exfiltration

Implementing AAA in IOS

  • Cisco Secure ACS, RADIUS and TACACS
  • Configuring routers to interoperate with an ACS server
  • Configuring the ACS server to interoperate with a router
  • Verifying and troubleshooting router-toACS server interactions

Bring your own device (BYOD)

  • BYOD concept
  • BYOD architecture framework
  • Mobile device management (MDM)
  • Function of MDM
  • MDM deployment options (on-premise MDM, cloud-based MDM)

VPN fundamentals

  • Understanding VPNs and why we use them
  • Cryptography basic components
  • Public key infrastructure
  • Putting the pieces of PKI to work

Fundamentals of IP security

  • IPsec concepts, components, and operations
  • Configuring and verifying IPsec

Implementing IPsec site-to-site VPNs

  • Planning and preparing IPsec site-to-site VPNs
  • Implementing and verifying IPsec siteto-site VPNs in Cisco IOS routers
  • Implementing and verifying IPsec site-to-site VPNs in
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X series next generation firewalls

Implementing SSL VPNs using Cisco ASA

  • Functions and use of SSL for VPNs
  • Configuring SSL clientless VPNs on ASA
  • Configuring the Cisco ASA for remote-access SSL VPNs using the Cisco AnyConnect
  • Secure Mobility Client

Securing Layer 2 technologies

  • VLAN and trunking fundamentals
  • Spanning-tree fundamentals
  • Common Layer 2 threats and how to mitigate them

Network foundation protection

  • Using Network Foundation Protection to secure networks
  • Understanding the management plane
  • Understanding the control plane
  • Understanding the data plane

Securing the management plane on Cisco IOS devices

  • Securing management traffic
  • Implementing security measures to protect the management plane

Securing the data plane in IPv6

  • Understanding and configuring IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 routing
  • Developing a security plan for IPv6

Securing routing protocols

  • Securing the control plane
  • The function of control plane policing
  • The function of control plane protection
  • Routing update authentication on OSPF
  • Routing update authentication on EIGRP
  • Routing update authentication on RIP
  • Routing update authentication on BGP

Understanding firewall fundamentals

  • Firewall concepts and technologies
  • Using Network Address Translation
  • Creating and deploying firewalls

Implementing Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls

  • Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls
  • Configuring and verifying Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls

Configuring basic firewall policies on Cisco ASA

  • The ASA appliance family and features
  • ASA firewall fundamentals
  • Configuring the ASA

Cisco IDS/IPS fundamentals

  • IPS versus IDS
  • Identifying malicious traffic on the network
  • Managing signatures
  • Monitoring and managing alarms and alerts
  • Overview of the Cisco Next-Generation IPS solution

Mitigation technologies for email and web threats

  • Mitigation technology for e-mail-based threats
  • Mitigation technology for web-based threats

Mitigation technologies for endpoint threats

  • Antivirus and antimalware solutions
  • Personal firewalls and host intrusion prevention systems
  • Advanced malware protection for endpoints
  • Hardware and software encryption of endpoint data

After class

  • Access suite of CCDA online review resources and official CCDA online course
  • Prepare for CCDA
  • Take CCDA at local VUE testing center

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?
    • There are two ways for students to earn the CCNA certification. The first option is to take the 200-125 exam. This is a longer, more difficult examination, where you answer 50-60 questions within a 90 minute timeframe. The second option is to take two smaller exams, the 100-105 ICND1 and the 200-105 ICND2. Both of these exams are between 45-55 questions that are required to be completed in 90 minutes. The price for the exam will vary depending on the exam you’d prefer to take, with the 200-125 exam costing $325 and the ICND1 & ICND2 exams costing $165 each.

  • What format are the exam questions? What do I need to score in order to pass?
    • No matter which exam you take, 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. In order to pass the exam, you must score 825 or higher out of the 1,000 possible points.

  • 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 the following four Cisco certifications: CCENT, CCNA R&S, CCDA, and CCNA Security. Our course’s lab environment will give you unmatched hands-on experience with Cisco-certified materials to prepare you for the CCNA exam(s), which we will 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 or two exams. 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.

  • 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.