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CCNA & CCENT Dual Certification Training Boot Camp

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.

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Boot camp overview

This innovative five-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.

Our expert instructors guide you through authorized Cisco curriculum and prepare you to earn two certifications: the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Network
Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA).

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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

  • Five 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)
  • CCENT and CCNA 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)

Dual certification details

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

  • CCENT: The CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking.
  • CCNA: The CCNA certification validates your skills around developing a security infrastructure, recognizing threats and vulnerabilities, and mitigating security threats.

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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 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.

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

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.

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.

Learn from experts

We don’t just have great instructors, our instructors have years of industry experience and are recognized as experts. Infosec instructors have authored two of the top network security and ethical hacking books.

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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."

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CCNA Dual Certification 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