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CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials


  • The CCNA course helps participants develop the skills necessary to fulfil the job responsibilities of network technicians, administrators and engineers.
  • The CCNA course ‘Routing and Switching Essentials’ is the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.
  • The course describes the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network.
  • Participants learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. They will also be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.


  • Recognise and describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches.
  • Identify and describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP) and 802.1q.
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network.
  • Recognise and describe the purpose, nature and operations of a router, routing tables and the route lookup process.
  • Configure and verify static routing and default routing.
  • Recognise and describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them.
  • Identify and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols and link-state routing protocols.
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network.
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIPv2).
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF).
  • Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing.
  • Recognise and explain the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs).
  • Configure, monitor and troubleshoot ACLs for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Recognise and describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Recognise and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation (NAT).
  • Configure and troubleshoot NAT operations.


  • IT Security Officers
  • Network Security Engineers
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Technicians
  • Support Engineers
  • Network Specialists
  • IT Professionals

DURATION: 45 hours


Participation is subject to availability.

If you are interested for the CCNA course ‘Routing and Switching Essentials’ please contact us to proceed with your registration.

Katerina Christophidou
Director of Professional Studies

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