Networking

CCNA: Introduction to Networks

The first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for entry-level networking job.

By Cisco Networking Academy

First Step Toward a Networking Career

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, you'll be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches. No prerequisites required. After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification. 

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices.

Designed for Distance Learning

A distance learning option is available for this course. Lab activities can be completed with Packet Tracer if lab equipment is not available.

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Length: 
70 hours
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
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Achievements: Badge

Coursework

Engaging learning experiences with interactive content such as practice labs, interactive activities, videos, and assessments along the way. Bring it all together and test what you learned with a final exam.

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