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IT-N 337 - Cisco Network Associate Fundamentals (CNA)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
IT-N 337 01 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 337 05 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 337 09 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 337 14 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 337 18 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
IT-N 337 23 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Cisco Network Associate (CNA) is a widely-recognized IT certification for professionals who are beginning their IT careers. The CNA course is ideal for professionals who are part of digital transformation initiatives that help in business growth and new-age infrastructure.  As a networking professional, you will cultivate industry-supported skills and credentials that you will be able to transfer to future employment opportunities. This 5-day course validates your knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of networking, IP connectivity, security, automation, and more.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Network Fundemantals 
  • Explaining Network Access
  • Understanding IP Connectivity
  • Explaining IP Services
  • Understanding Security Fundemantals 
  • Explaining Automation and Programmability

Who Should Attend?

  • Network engineers
  • Data/telecoms engineers
  • Telecoms support engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Compare physical interface and cabling types
  • Role and function of network components
  • Interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)
  • Compare TCP to UDP
  • Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • The need for private IPv4 addressing
  • Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix
  • Compare IPv6 address types
  • Verify IP parameters for Client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  • Wireless principles
  • Virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
  • Switching concepts

Day 2

  • Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
  • Configure and verify interswitch connectivity
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)
  • Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)
  • Describe the need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and identify basic operations
  • Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
  • Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components (AP,WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)
  • Describe AP and WLC management access connections 
  • Configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only 

Day 3

  • Interpret the components of routing table
  • Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • Configure and verify single area OSPFv2
  • Configure and verify NTP operating in a client and server mode
  • Describe the purpose of first hop redundancy protocol
  • Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools
  • Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network
  • Explain the function of SNMP in network operations
  • Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels
  • Configure and verify DHCP client and relay

Day 4

  • Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS 
  • Configure network devices for remote access using SSH
  • Define key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques)
  • Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network
  • Describe security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)
  • Configure device access control using local passwords
  • Describe security password policies elements
  • Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
  • Configure and verify access control lists
  • Configure Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)
  • Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
  • Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)
  • Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Day 5

  • Explain how automation impacts network management
  • Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking
  • Describe controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
  • Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
  • Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet,Chef, and Ansible
  • Interpret JSON encoded data