CCNA Training Course Overview

What is the CCNA Training Course — A set of instructional materials based on the Cisco Press Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) book, the Cisco Systems approved book that covers their official CCNA exam preparation course.

This is an unofficial course, not licensed by Cisco Systems as an approved CCNA preparation course. The course focuses on learning the technology and its associated tasks, in preparation for a career in networking - and in preparation for taking the CCNA certification exam.

The materials are intended to supplement, not replace, the ICND publication.

Overview of Course Materials The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training Course comprises the following materials -

  • The course is in two parts - Part I covers ICND Chapters 1-7; Part II covers Chapters 8-13. Overall CCNA objectives are shown at the beginning of each part; ICND Chapter objectives are shown at the beginning of each chapter.

  • PowerPoint slides - When printed in the Notes format, instructor notes are available on every page. The slides can be printed in the 2 slides per page Handout format for use as a student handout. The Notes format can also be used in a self-study scenario, as shown in the sample lesson.

  • An important part of the CCNA certification is hands-on labs using Cisco equipment. Materials include lab exercises with solutions. Labs are built around a standard configuration defined by Cisco Systems. This standard configuration utilizes Cisco 2501 and 2514 routers and Cisco Catalyst 1900 switches. Click here for a sample lab.

  • For an academic environment, there are two quizzes and a final exam for each part, as well as sample schedules and grading policies. Click here to see a sample quiz.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to understand and perform basic network management tasks.

  • Be better prepared to pass the CCNA exam.