Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Learning Path

Learn about Cisco routing and switching, network fundamentals and network access.

19 hours, 13 minutes

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    19 hours, 13 minutes

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About Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

This learning path is the newest update to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) path and prepares you for the latest version of the CCNA exam: 200-301 CCNA. You'll explore network fundamentals such as routers and endpoints and take a closer look at network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals and automation and programmability. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to earn your CCNA and take your networking professional career even further.



Security+ - Secure and Insecure Protocols

Lab - 00:30:00

Security by design is an approach to software and hardware development that aims to construct systems free of vulnerabilities by implementing best practices and safeguards. However, it is relatively new as a notion, and prior to it, the aim of software developers was more oriented in functionality than security. The same principle can be seen in protocols such as HTTP, FTP, or POP. Because they apply no data encryption, these protocols are often referred to as clear-text protocols. Anyone who is intercepting the traffic between two entities that communicate using clear-text protocols can see the data flowing through the network in plain text. These protocols gave rise to attacks such as Man-in-the-middle (a malicious actor impersonating legitimate users) and sensitive data exposure. To cover the security holes of clear-text protocols, versions that applied encryption to data were developed.
CCNA Final Practice Exam

Assessment - 60 questions

Custom CCNA Final Practice Exam

Assessment - 60 questions

Network Fundamentals

Course - 05:15:00

Get ready to get to grips with CCNA network fundamentals. In this course, you'll dig into the details of network components, network topology architectures, interface and cabling (and issues with them), IPv6, IP parameters and more. You'll explore switching concepts and take a look at the basics of virtual machines.
Network Access

Course - 03:14:00

Now that you understand the fundamentals, it's time to explore the details of network access. In this course, you'll look at configuring and verifying VLANs, inter-switch connectivity, Layer 2 discovery protocols and EtherChannel. You'll get to grips with Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP nodes, describe different types of connections and much more.
IP Connectivity

Course - 02:16:00

There's more to IP than two letters. In this course, you'll explore the different concepts and challenges of IP connectivity: from interpreting the components of a routing table to configuring and verifying IPv4 and IPv6 static routing, exploring first-hop redundancy protocol and more!
IP Services

Course - 02:59:00

In this short but sweet course, you'll dig into the details of IP services in CCNA. You'll look at configuring and verifying inside source NAT, the function of SNMP in network operations, configuring network devices for remote access using SSH, the capabilities and functions of TFTP/FTP in the network and more.
Security Fundamentals

Course - 03:14:00

When it comes to computers and networking, you can never have too much security. In this course, you'll explore the fundamentals of security. You'll learn to define key security concepts, configure device access using local passwords, configure and verify access control lists, describe security program elements and more.
Automation and Programmability

Course - 01:14:00

Automation is becoming more and more important in today's technology. In this course, you'll explore how automation impacts network management, compare traditional networks with controller-based networking, interpret JSON-encoded data and more.

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson is a network engineer with a passion for learning and drive to impart his passion onto those who wish to advance in the Cybersecuity and IT Networking industry. Ben has specialized in service provider WAN networking, engineering solutions for State Government infrastructure in the United States with a specialty in engineering connectivity for statewide scale IOT and OT.

Ben has always had a passion for helping others learn and advance. He's taken that passion and poured it into his several courses teaching to multiple IT networking vendor certifications and ancillary technologies surrounding the space.

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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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