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CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials

By Cisco Networking Academy


Take a deep dive into routing & switching

It’s time to delve further into the world of networking. Be fascinated with the sheer magnitude and interconnectedness of networks all around you. Become a pro at configuring a router and a switch to enable the functionality of a network. Gain more knowledge on what it takes to work with LANs, WANs and other network designs. This is the second course in a 4-course series designed to prepare you for networking technician jobs, plus prepare you for the Cisco CCENT Certification or to continue on your path toward the Cisco CCNA R&S Certification. Course CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

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

Work with routers and switches using OSPF, EIGRP, and STP protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Resolve common VLAN routing issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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

Prepare for Cisco CCENT Certification.

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