ECPI’s Cisco Academy program for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills.
This program is approved for Veterans and Tuition Assistance.
- Internet Protocol (IP)
- Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
- Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay,
- Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),
- Virtual LAN (VLAN),
- Access Control Lists (ACLs).
After completion there are two certification exams taken at the ECPI test center to become certified.
- The 640-822, Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification and a tangible first step in achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
- The 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
CCNA Exploration skills and competencies
- Use network protocol models to explain the layers of communications in data networks
- Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses
- Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
- Employ basic cabling and network designs to connect devices
- Use Cisco CLI commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification
- Analyze the operations and feature of the transport and network layer protocols and services
Routing Protocols and Concepts
- Configure and verify router interfaces
- Demonstrate comprehensive RIPv1 configuration skills
- Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a network
- Use advanced configuration commands with routers implementing EIGRP
- Apply the basic RIPv2 configuration commands and evaluate RIPv2 classless routing updates
- Identify the characteristics of distance vector routing protocols
LAN Switching and Wireless
- Troubleshoot common network problems at Layers 1, 2, 3, and 7 using a layered model approach
- Interpret network diagrams
- Perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
- Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, interVLAN routing, VTP, trunking on Cisco switches, and RSTP operation
- Manage IOS configuration files
- Identify the basic parameters to configure a wireless network and common implementation issues
Accessing the WAN
- Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network
- Configure, verify, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router
- Verify, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs in a network environment
- Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection, a PPP connection between Cisco routers, and Frame Relay
- Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers, and Frame Relay on Cisco routers
- Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues