CCNA Bootcamp


This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small to medium sized switched and routed network. This extended-hours course retains all of the content of ICND1 and ICND2, but merges the content into a single course delivery. The course is intended for those who are seeking to acquire the knowledge in the shortest possible time in the classroom.


Duration Vendor Audience
5 Days hands-on training Cisco Network Professionals

Level Technology Category

Intermediate / Associate Routing & Switching Borderless Networking / CCNA

Delivery Method Training Credits / Vouchers

Instructor-led (Classroom) Cisco Learning Credits Accepted

Course Content

1. Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Learner Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

2. Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet

3. Ethernet LANs

  • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Understanding Switch Security
  • Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
  • Troubleshooting Switch Issues

4. Wireless LANs

  • Exploring Wireless Networking
  • Understanding WLAN Security
  • Implementing a WLAN
  • VoIP Requirements
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

5. LAN Connections

  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Understanding Binary Basics
  • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
  • Starting a Cisco Router
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Cisco Router Security
  • Using Cisco SDM
  • Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Accessing Remote Devices

6. WAN Connections

  • Understanding WAN Technologies
  • Enabling the Internet Connection
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
  • Enabling RIP

7. Network Environment Management

  • Discovering Neighbours on the Network
  • Managing Cisco Router Start-up and Configuration
  • Managing Cisco Devices

Small Network Implementation

  • Introducing the Review Lab

1. Medium-Sized SwitchedNetwork Construction

  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Optimizing Spanning Tree Performance
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Securing the Expanded Network
  • Troubleshooting Switched Networks

2. Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction

  • Reviewing Routing Operations
  • Implementing VLSM

3. Single-Area OSPF Implementation

  • Implementing OSPF
  • Troubleshooting OSPF

4. EIGRP Implementation

  • Implementing EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP

5. Access Control Lists

  • Introducing ACL Operation
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs

6. Address Space Management

  • Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT
  • Transitioning to IPv6

7. LAN Extension into a WAN

  • Introducing VPN Solutions
  • Establishing a Point-to-Point WAN Connection with PPP
  • Establishing a WAN Connection with Frame Relay
  • Troubleshooting Frame Relay WANs


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is as follows:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
  • Describes the reasons for connecting networks and connecting multiple IP subnets with routers.
  • Describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and expand the switched network from small LAN to a medium size LAN with multiple switches supporting VLANs, trunking and spanning tree.
  • Describes the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access.
  • Describe the function of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing.
  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbours on the network and managing the router’s start-up and configuration.
  • Expand the switched network from a small LAN to a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area OSPF.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP.
  • Determine how to apply ACLs based on network requirements, and to configure, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs on a medium-sized network.
  • Describe when to use NAT or PAT on a medium-sized network, and configure NAT or PAT on routers.
  • Identify and implement the appropriate WAN technology based on network requirements.

Target Audience

This course is intended primarily for:

  • Individuals interested in entering a career in network technologies.
  • Individuals seeking to achieve the Cisco CCNA certification.

Associated Certifications & Exam

The CCNA certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. CCNA certified professionals have the knowledge and skills to make connections to remote sites via a WAN, mitigate basic security threats, and understand the requirements for wireless network access. CCNA training covers (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs).

The 200-120 CCNA exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include connecting to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; and establishing Frame Relay connections.