Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and switching

 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

CCNA Associate – 640-802                     CCNA Associate – 640-802 Outline

Why become CCNA certified??

Introduction to CCNA

 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a popular, highly sought after IT certification developed by Cisco Systems.

A CCNA certification can help you get your first networking job or get help with your career progression if you currently work in Information Technology (IT).

Why become CCNA certified?

  • Do you have an interest in computer networking?
  • Do you want to work in the networking field?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you should consider studying to become CCNA certified.

What will you learn?

  • You’ll develop a complete understanding of computer networking and internetworking
  • You’ll learn how to configure and troubleshoot Cisco devices

How do you become a CCNA?

How you prepare for CCNA depends largely on your current knowledge and experience of networking. Here are some options for you to consider.

  • Buy a Cisco study guide and some second-hand routers to practice on (optional)
  • Attend a Cisco boot camp or instructor-led course (optional)
  • Join a Cisco Academy (optional)
  • Either take one written exam (CCNA) or two written exams (ICND1 and ICND2) both will lead to a CCNA certification

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What types of jobs can I get with a CCNA?

  • Network (Systems) Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Programmer/Analyst
  • Network/Information Systems Manager
  • Network (Service) Technician

More information on networking jobs.


Network Devices & Components

OSI Model & TCP/IP Model

Network Applications

Connecting to the IOS Command Line Interface

Cisco IOS PING, Traceroute, & TFTP

IOS File & Configuration Management with TFTP

TFTP Servers & Network Management Systems (NMS)

Local Area Networks (LANs) Overview

IP ARP, MAC Address Flooding & Learning

Collision Domains, Broadcast Domains, & VLANs

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

VLAN Trunking & VTP

Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP)

STP Path Selection & RSTP

IP Addressing, Subnetting, & VLSM

IP Routing

Inter-VLAN Routing & Static Routing

Static vs. Dynamic Routing

Dynamic Routing Configuration

RIPv2 Overview & Configuration

EIGRP Overview

EIGRP Configuration

OSPF Overview

OSPF Configuration Part 1

OSPF Configuration Part 2


Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

Domain Name System (DNS)

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Access Control Lists (ACLs)

Wide Area Network (WAN) Overview

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

Frame-Relay Overview

Frame-Relay Configuration