Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification - Only 6 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your CCNA course with Firebrand Training

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  1. You'll be CCNA certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be CCNA trained in record time
  2. Our CCNA course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CCNA first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We're sure you'll pass your CCNA course first time. But if you don’t, come back within a year, and only pay for accommodation and exams. Everything else is free
  4. You’ll learn more CCNA. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CCNA faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CCNA with the best. We have the Q-For quality label, recognising our standards and professionalism in the training market. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 30,000 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CCNA courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"Very good teachers and very good course material that the student can focus 100 % on! "
A.M., Barret AB. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certificering (6 days) (31/3/2014 to 5/4/2014)

"Thank you very much. Teacher, accommodation and specially planning is great "
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"Good instruction in a comfortable environment"
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"Very organised setup Made everything easy Staff very approachable "
Dovy Cornerford, ABB. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certificering (6 days) (6/1/2014 to 11/1/2014)

"Excellent learning experience. Would recommend it for anyone who wants to pursue a CCNA certification"
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"Doing the CCNA course is a step to a better career path and Firebrand enabled me this opportunity"
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"Really enjoyed the course, a great place to learn new skills"
Sean Hollywood. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certificering (6 days) (20/1/2014 to 24/1/2014)

"It's all about the instructor and he made the course pretty damn interesting! "
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"A very hard and intensive week but very worthwhile to enable you to gain the qualifications quickly."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certificering (6 days) (20/1/2014 to 25/1/2014)

"Perfect set up for those who want the most from their training and exams. Would not choose another provider, highly recommended."
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CCNA Exam - CCNA Training - Firebrand Training Official Cisco Learning Partner

The certification demonstrates that you have the skills required for network support positions, and is the starting point for many successful careers in networking. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to install, operate and troubleshoot a small-to-medium enterprise branch network, including basic network security and complex connections.

The first part of your course is the ICND1 (CCENT) curriculum, which covers:

  • Networking fundamentals
  • WAN technologies
  • Basic security and wireless concepts
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Configuring simple networks

The ICND2 curriculum covers the following to complete your CCNA certification:

  • Redundant topologies
  • Troubleshooting common network issues
  • Configuring EIGRP
  • Multi-area OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Wide Area Network technologies
  • device management
  • Cisco licensing
  • Using Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Cisco routers connected in LANs and WANs

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CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Routing and Switching certifications have received Gold certification from the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Program. This means that students who gain these certifications can display the IPv6 logo, demonstrating that they have attained IPv6 knowledge and skills. The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide consortium of leading Internet vendors, Industry Subject Matter Experts, Research & Education Networks, with the mission to advocate the adoption of IPv6 technology.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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During this official Cisco CCNA training course, you'll learn the following material:

ICND1

Operation of IP Data Networks

  • Recognize the purpose and functions of various network devices such as Routers, Switches, Bridges and Hubs.
  • Select the components required to meet a given network specification.
  • Identify common applications and their impact on the network
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP/IP models.
  • Predict the data flow between two hosts across a network.
  • Identify the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect Cisco network devices to other network devices and hosts in a LAN

LAN Switching Technologies

  • Determine the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
  • Identify basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
    • Collision Domains
    • Broadcast Domains
    • Types of switching
    • CAM Table
  • Configure and verify initial switch configuration including remote access management.
    • Cisco IOS commands to perform basic switch setup
  • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities such as ping, telnet and ssh.
  • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them.
    • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Configure and verify trunking on Cisco switches
    • DTP
    • Auto negotiation

IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

  • Describe the operation and necessity of using private and public IP addresses for IPv4 addressing
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Identify the appropriate IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and summarization to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment.
  • Describe the technological requirements for running IPv6 in conjunction with IPv4 such as dual stack
  • Describe IPv6 addresses
    • Global unicast
    • Multicast
    • Link local
    • Unique local
    • eui 64
    • autoconfiguration

IP Routing Technologies

  • Describe basic routing concepts
    • CEF
    • Packet forwarding
    • Router lookup process
  • Configure and verify utilizing the CLI to set basic Router configuration
    • Cisco IOS commands to perform basic router setup
  • Configure and verify operation status of an ethernet interface
  • Verify router configuration and network connectivity
    • Cisco IOS commands to review basic router information and network connectivity
  • Configure and verify routing configuration for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
    • Static vs. Dynamic
    • Link state vs. Distance Vector
    • next hop
    • ip routing table
    • Passive interfaces
  • Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
    • Benefit of single area
    • Configure OSPF v2
    • Configure OSPF v3
    • Router ID
    • Passive interface
  • Configure and verify interVLAN routing (Router on a stick)
    • sub interfaces
    • upstream routing
    • encapsulation
  • Configure SVI interfaces

IP Services

  • Configure and verify DHCP (IOS Router)
    • configuring router interfaces to use DHCP
    • DHCP options
    • excluded addresses
    • lease time
  • Describe the types, features, and applications of ACLs
    • Standard
      • Sequence numbers
      • Editing
    • Extended
    • Named
    • Numbered
    • Log option
  • Configure and verify ACLs in a network environment
    • Named
    • Numbered
    • Log option
  • Identify the basic operation of NAT
    • Purpose
    • Pool
    • Static
    • 1 to 1
    • Overloading
    • Source addressing
    • One way NAT
  • Configure and verify NAT for given network requirements
  • Configure and verify NTP as a client

Network Device Security

  • Configure and verify network device security features such as
    • Device password security
    • Enable secret vs enable
    • Transport
    • Disable telnet
    • SSH
    • VTYs
    • Physical security
    • Service password
    • Describe external authentication methods
  • Configure and verify Switch Port Security features such as
    • Sticky MAC
    • MAC address limitation
    • Static / dynamic
    • Violation modes
      • Err disable
      • Shutdown
      • Protect restrict
    • Shutdown unused ports
    • Err disable recovery
    • Assign unused ports to an unused VLAN
    • Setting native VLAN to other than VLAN 1
  • Configure and verify ACLs to filter network traffic
  • Configure and verify an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router

Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshoot and correct common problems associated with IP addressing and host configurations.
  • Troubleshootand Resolve VLAN problems
    • identify that VLANs are configured
    • port membership correct
    • IP address configured
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve trunking problems on Cisco switches
    • correct trunk states
    • correct encapsulation configured
    • correct vlans allowed
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve ACL issues
    • Statistics
    • Permitted networks
    • Direction
      • Interface
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve Layer 1 problems
    • Framing
    • CRC
    • Runts
    • Giants
    • Dropped packets
    • Late collision
    • Input / Output errors

ICND2

LAN Switching Technologies

  • Identify enhanced switching technologies
  • RSTP
  • PVSTP
  • Etherchannels
  • Configuring and verifying PVSTP operation
  • Describe root bridge election
  • Spanning tree mode

IP Routing Technologies

  • Describing the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
  • POST
  • Router bootup process
  • Configuring and verifying operation status of a Serial interface
  • Managing Cisco IOS Files
  • Booting preferences
  • Cisco IOS image(s)
  • Licensing
  • Show license
  • Change license
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
  • Administrative distance
  • Split horizon
  • Metric
  • Next hop
  • Configuring and verifying OSPF (single area)
  • Neighbor adjacencies
  • OSPF states
  • Discussing Multi area
  • Configuring OSPF v2
  • Configuring OSPF v3
  • Router ID
  • LSA types
  • Configuring and verifying EIGRP (single AS)
  • Feasible Distance / Feasible Successors /Administrative distance
  • Feasibility condition
  • Metric composition
  • Router ID
  • Auto summary
  • Path selection
  • Load balancing
  • Equal
  • Unequal
  • Passive interface

IP Services

  • Recognizing High availability (FHRP)
  • VRRP
  • HSRP
  • GLBP
  • Configuring and verifying Syslog
  • Utilizing Syslog Output
  • Describing SNMP v2 & v3

Troubleshooting

  • Identify and correct common network problems
  • Utilizing netflow data
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving Spanning Tree operation issues
  • Root switch
  • Priority
  • Mode is correct
  • Port states
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving routing issues
  • Routing is enabled
  • Routing table is correct
  • Correct path selection
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving OSPF problems
  • Neighbor Adjacencies
  • Hello and Dead timers
  • OSPF area
  • Interface MTU
  • Network types
  • Neighbor states
  • OSPF topology database
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving EIGRP problems
  • neighbor adjancies
  • AS number
  • Load balancing
  • Split horizon
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving interVLAN routing problems
  • Connectivity
  • Encapsulation
  • Subnet
  • Native VLAN
  • Port mode trunk status
  • Troubleshooting and Resolving WAN implementation issues
  • Serial interfaces
  • PPP
  • Frame relay
  • Monitor NetFlow statistics
  • Troubleshoot etherchannel problems

WAN Technologies

  • Identify different WAN Technologies
  • Metro Ethernet
  • VSAT
  • Cellular 3G / 4G
  • MPLS
  • T1 / E1
  • ISDN
  • DSL
  • Frame relay
  • Cable
  • VPN
  • Configuring and verifying a basic WAN serial connection
  • Configuring and verifying a PPP connection between Cisco routers
  • Configuring and verifying Frame Relay on Cisco routers
  • Implementing and troubleshooting PPPoE

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How do I get my CCNA certification?

A. There are two options to gain this certification. You can pass both the ICND1 and ICND2 exams, or you can take the Cisco CCNA exam 640-802.

Q. What is the CCNA certification cost?

A. You can view our course fee at our price list page

Q. Where is the CCNA exam centre?

A. You will sit your exam at our training centre, as part of the CCNA course. For more information, visit our training centre page.

Q. What job opportunities are available with a CCNA certification?

A. CCNA is well known in the industry and is in high demand. It's also a stepping stone onto the higher-level Cisco certifications. The average salary of a CCNA professional is £38,500 in the UK, according to itjobswatch.co.uk. The IT research site also shows that there are over 10,000 CCNA jobs in London being advertised, and over 30,000 in the UK.

Q. Are there any example CCNA exam questions?

A. Yes. You can find some on our practice-test page. You can also get CCNA exam tips and preparations guides on our blog post: CCNA Exam Tips

Q. Where should I train?

A. When considering a CCNA course, London is usually the first place you think of. But for Cisco training, UK students prefer to study outside London to fully immerse themselves in the course. That’s why Firebrand CCNA courses are held just outside London to avoid the distractions of the city.

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Get your CCNA qualification by passing the following exams:

  • CCNA Exam 100-101 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0)
  • CCNA Exam 200-101 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2 v2.0)

When you pass Exam 100-101, you also get the Cisco CCENT certification.

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Books provided for free on the course

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers *
  • On site testing **
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee***
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • *Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • **On site testing is not included in our PMP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • ***Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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Due to the intense nature of this course, you should have a minimum of six months' experience of working with networks. You should be familiar with the TCP/IP suite of protocols, and be able to configure networking on a PC within a workgroup environment.

You will find it useful if you understand the concepts of routing and switching, and subnetting. These topics will be covered on the course but prior knowledge will be beneficial.

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