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CCNA 7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

By Cisco Networking Academy


Take a deep dive into switching, routing, and wireless

Delve further into the world of networking with the second CCNA course in a 3-course series. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts.  You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.  Recommended preparation: CCNA: Introduction to Networks or having equivalent knowledge.

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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, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.

Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.

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

Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

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