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

Transform your career in 7 days

This Cisco CCNA Associate & CyberOps Associate Training Boot Camp with Dual Certification is designed to enhance network engineers’ and administrators’ skills with comprehensive knowledge of Cisco router and switch configuration. By enrolling in our boot camp, you gain hands-on experience, practical skills and the preparation needed to earn two valuable Cisco certifications.

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Course essentials

Boot camp at a glance

  • Method

    Live online, in-person, team onsite

  • Duration

    7 days

  • Experience

    0-1 year of professional experience

  • Average salary

    $86,000

  • Meets 8570.1

    DoD information assurance requirements

What you'll learn

Training overview

Our innovative seven-day boot camp is designed to provide you with hands-on experience and comprehensive CCNA training that skillfully prepares you for the CCNA Associate and Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exams.

With a focus on networking fundamentals, network security and automation, our expert instructors guide you through practical labs and simulations and don’t rest until you have the skills to succeed. Join our CCNA boot camp and earn two valuable certifications that will advance your career in the dynamic field of network engineering and cybersecurity.

We’ve tailored our CCNA boot camp to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to keep you highly competitive as a network professional. Throughout the training, participate in practical labs within our Networking Cyber Range, gaining hands-on experience in a networking and switching environment. This prepares you for the simulation-based questions you see on the CCNA Associate exam.

Plus, you receive in-depth training on network security, a vital area in today’s networking landscape. Our expert instructors guide you through the CCNA Associate exam curriculum and provide direct training on the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate program in one comprehensive boot camp experience.

Who should attend

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Our CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp is ideal for you if you want to enhance your network skills and advance your career:

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

Regardless of your background, this CCNA Boot Camp leaves you with the necessary skills to make you a front-runner in the world of networking.

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What's included

Everything you need to know

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  • 90-day extended access to Boot Camp components, including class recordings
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee
  • Exam voucher
  • Free 90-day Infosec Skills subscription (access to 1,400+ additional courses and labs)
  • Hands-on cyber ranges and labs
  • Knowledge Transfer Guarantee
  • Onsite proctoring of exam
  • Pre-study learning path
  • Unlimited practice exam attempts

What makes the Infosec CCNA prep course different?

You can rest assured that the CCNA training materials are fully updated and synced with the latest version of the exam. In addition, you’ll gain access to a CCNA prep course the moment you enroll, so you can prepare for and get the most out of your boot camp.

 

With 20 years of training experience, we stand by our CCNA training with an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you don’t pass the exam on the first attempt, we’ll pay for your second exam at no additional cost to you!

Before your boot camp

Prerequisites

Before attending the CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp, you should have:

  • A solid foundation in networking concepts
  • Familiarity with topics such as TCP/IP, IP configuration, peer-to-peer networking, subnetting, building a routing table and other network protocols, standards and architecture that will help you get the most out of this training

Syllabus

Training schedule

Preparation (before the boot camp starts)
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Day 1
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

Network fundamentals continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 2
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

Network access continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 3
Morning session

IP connectivity

  • 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
Afternoon session

IP connectivity continued

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 4
Morning session

IP services

Afternoon session

Security fundamentals

  • 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
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 5
Morning session

Automation and programmability

Afternoon session

Exam prep

Take CCNA 200-301 exam

Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 6
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

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
Evening session

Optional group & individual study

Schedule may vary from class to class

Day 7
Morning session

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
Afternoon session

Exam prep

Take 200-201 exam

What's next?

After you finish the CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp

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After completing the boot camp, you will be certified with the following Cisco certifications:

  • CCNA

  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate

Completing these certifications will allow you to explore cybersecurity analyst roles. The CCNA certification is a foundation for all the other exams in the Cisco certification program. The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate certification prepares you to work as a part of a Security Operations Center (SOC) team to detect and respond to network security threats.

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Exam Prep

What tips should I know when preparing for the CCNA and Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam?

You should review the exam topics and format to best prepare for these exams. You’ll want to practice answering the type of questions and content with practice exams. The CCNA exam covers:

  • Network fundamentals

  • IP connectivity

  • IP services

  • Security fundamentals

  • Network access

  • Automation and programmability

Not sure where to get started? Get an overview of the exam: what it covers, how many questions, how it's changed, and more.

The Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam expands upon these topics, covering:

  • Security concepts

  • Security monitoring

  • Host-based analysis

  • Network intrusion analysis

  • Security policies and procedures

Career Opportunities

What are the career opportunities like for CCNA certified professionals?

As organizations' reliance on networking grows, the demand for skilled CCNA professionals is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer system administrators is projected to grow 3% from 2021 to 2031. You can pursue roles such as:

  • Network engineer
  • Senior network engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Information technology manager
  • Information technology director

With your dual certification in hand, you open doors to previously unavailable CCNA career opportunities.

What job titles are most common for people with CCNA certification?

Some common positions that this certification can help you land include:

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    Network administrators

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    Systems administrators

  • IT managers/directors icon

    IT managers/directors

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    Network engineers

Average Salary

CCNA certification salary expectations

CCNA professionals earn competitive salaries. While salaries vary based on experience, location and industry, CCNA professionals on average earn $86,000 annually. Read our CCNA salary information article to access the latest data and see the earning potential in this field.

Guaranteed results

Our boot camp guarantees

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 (does not apply to CMMC-AB boot camps).

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 online or in-person 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.

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 who can 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. Check out our TechExams article about the Cisco certification changes.

How does the CCNA examination process work?
The CCNA exam (200-301) was released in February 2020 and is a 120-minute exam. 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 to pass?
The majority of the questions are 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 notes, "Passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change."
How long is the CCNA certification good after you pass the test? What are the renewal requirements?

CCNA certifications are valid for three years after their date of issue, and you can renew before their expiration date by passing the designated recertification exam(s). See Cisco’s Career Certifications page for more information on CCNA recertification.

What does CCNA boot camp cost?
Visit our CCNA boot camp pricing page to learn more about costs and financing.

Meets 8570.1 requirements

Attention DoD Information Assurance workers! This boot camp helps meet U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 requirements for department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security.

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We had exactly what was needed to prepare us for our exams. The instructor was great. You could tell he loves teaching and was able to keep your attention and get the class to understand the material.

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An excellent instructor that obviously knows the material by heart. He was always clear and concise in his explanations and would break it down if anyone in the class didn’t quite get how something worked. He is by far one of my favorite instructors ever, even though I only spent seven days with him.

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My instructor was excellent. He made sure that I not only knew the information to pass my exams but also taught us real-world knowledge that is necessary for my job today.

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