Networking

CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

The second course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for networking technician job.

By Cisco Networking Academy

Delve Further Into the World of Networking

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. In this second course in a 3-course CCNA series 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. After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification

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.

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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Cost: 
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led
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Achievements: Badge

Coursework

16 Modules
Practice Labs
Cisco Packet Tracer Activities
Interactive Activities
Final Exam

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