Networking

CCNA 7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

By Cisco Networking Academy


Set your sights on a networking career

Large enterprises depend heavily on the smooth operation of their network infrastructures. This is why networking professionals are vital to every organization and those with networking skills can land a great job and set their sights on a rewarding career!  This third course in the 3-course CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks.  It covers  wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. You’ll also earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this course.  Recommended preparation: CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or possessing equivalent knowledge.

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Length: 
70 hours
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Level: Advanced
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
You'll learn these core skills

Work with routers and switches using OSPF in point-to-point and multiaccess networks.

Mitigate threats and enhance network security using access control lists and security best practices.

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

Understand virtualization, SDN, and how APIs and configuration management tools enable network automation.

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Accelerate your career with Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. More than 9 million people have joined Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997.
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"Don't be intimidated if you lack networking experience. Academy courses teach from the ground up. It's not easy, but when you come out, you have real-life skills that you can take directly to employers."
Kyle Thoms, NetAcad Alum
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