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CCNAX - CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp

CCNAX - CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp

Take the accelerated path to the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam (200-125 CCNAX).


The CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp is a composite course derived from ICND1 and ICND2 content merged into a single accelerated course. Overlapping content is eliminated and some content is rearranged for the purpose of course flow.

In this course, you will learn how to install, operate, configure, and troubleshoot basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, identifying basic security threats, understanding redundant topologies, troubleshooting common network issues, connecting to a WAN, configuring EIGRP and OSPF in both IPv4 and IPv6, understanding wide-area network technologies, and getting familiar with device management and Cisco licensing.

Key additions to this latest revision include an understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, and an overview of network programmability with the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.

You will learn about the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security

A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module.

This course will enable you to:

  • Prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification
  • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points

  • Develop core routing and switching networking skills to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco networks for increased effectiveness and optimal performance within SMB and Enterprise settings
  • how device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways
  • QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN, access and core segments
  • Support Cisco network deployments and maintain these services in an on-going operational network.


  • Network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage and secure network devices
  • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Describe how to configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF in an IPv4 environment and configure OSPF for IPv6
  • Characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN
  • How device management can be implemented using the traditional and intelligent ways.
  • QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN, access and core segments.


1. Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Introducing LANs
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

2. Establishing Internet Connectivity

  • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Learning Basics of ACL
  • Enabling Internet Connectivity

3. Summary Challenge

  • Establish Internet Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity

4. Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks

  • Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
  • Building Redundant Switched Topologies
  • Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
  • Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
  • Implementing RIPv2

5. Introducing IPv6

  • Introducing Basic IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6 Operation
  • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes

6. Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity

  • Troubleshooting IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity

7. Implementing Network Device Security

  • Securing Administrative Access
  • Implementing Device Hardening
  • Implementing Advance Security

8. Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution

  • Implementing EIGRP
  • Implementing EIGRP for IPv6

9. Summary Challenge

  • Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
  • Troubleshooting Scalable Medium-Sized Network

10. Implementing a Scalable OSPF-Based Solution

  • Understanding OSPF
  • Multiarea OSPF IPv4 Implementation
  • Implementing OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • Troubleshooting Multiarea OSPF

11. Implementing Wide-Area Networks

  • Understanding WAN Technologies
  • Understanding Point-to-Point Protocols
  • Configuring GRE Tunnels
  • Configuring Single-Homed EBGP

12. Network Device Management

  • Implementing Basic Network Device Management
  • Evolution of Intelligent Networks
  • Introducing QoS
  • Managing Cisco Devices
  • Licensing

13. Summary Challenge

  • Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network
  • Implementing and Troubleshooting Scalable Multiarea Network


  • Discovery Lab 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
  • Discovery Lab 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
  • Discovery Lab 3: Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Discovery Lab 4: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Discovery Lab 5: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Discovery Lab 6: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
  • Discovery Lab 7: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Discovery Lab 8: Configure Default Gateway
  • Discovery Lab 9: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
  • Discovery Lab 10: Configure and Verify Static Routes
  • Discovery Lab 11: Configure and Verify ACLs
  • Discovery Lab 12: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Discovery Lab 13: Configure Static NAT
  • Discovery Lab 14: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Discovery Lab 15: Troubleshoot NAT
  • Discovery Lab 16: Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • Discovery Lab 17: Troubleshoot VLANs and Trunks
  • Discovery Lab 18: Configure Root Bridge and Analyze STP Topology
  • Discovery Lab 19: Troubleshoot STP Issues
  • Discovery Lab 20: Configure and Verify EtherChannel
  • Discovery Lab 21: Configure a Router on a Stick
  • Discovery Lab 22: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Discovery Lab 23: Troubleshoot DHCP Issues
  • Discovery Lab 24: Configure and Verify HSRP
  • Discovery Lab 25: Troubleshoot HSRP
  • Discovery Lab 26: Configure and Verify RIPv2
  • Discovery Lab 27: Troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Discovery Lab 28: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Discovery Lab 29: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Discovery Lab 30: Use Troubleshooting Tools
  • Discovery Lab 31: Configure and Verify IPv4 Extended Access Lists
  • Discovery Lab 32: Troubleshoot IPv4 Network Connectivity
  • Discovery Lab 33: Configure and Verify IPv6 Extended Access Lists
  • Discovery Lab 34: Troubleshoot IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Discovery Lab 35: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
  • Discovery Lab 36: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
  • Discovery Lab 37: Configure and Verify Port Security
  • Discovery Lab 38: Configure and Verify NTP
  • Discovery Lab 39: Configure External Authentication Using RADIUS and TACACS+
  • Discovery Lab 40: Configure and Verify EIGRP
  • Discovery Lab 41: Configure and Verify EIGRP for IPv6
  • Discovery Lab 42: Troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Discovery Lab 43: Configure and Verify Single-Area OSPF
  • Discovery Lab 44: Configure and Verify Multiarea OSPF
  • Discovery Lab 45: Configure and Verify OSPFv3
  • Discovery Lab 46: Troubleshoot Multiarea OSPF
  • Discovery Lab 47: Configure Serial Interface and PPP
  • Discovery Lab 48: Configure and Verify MLP
  • Discovery Lab 49: Configure and Verify PPPoE Client
  • Discovery Lab 50: Configure and Verify GRE Tunnel
  • Discovery Lab 51: Configure and Verify Single Homed EBGP
  • Challenge Lab 1: Summary Challenge Lab: 1
  • Challenge Lab 2: Summary Challenge Lab: 2
  • Challenge Lab 3: Implementing RIPv2
  • Challenge Lab 4: Implement IPv6 Static Routing
  • Challenge Lab 5: Troubleshooting IPv4 Connectivit
  • Challenge Lab 6: Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
  • Challenge Lab 7: Securing Device Administrative Access
  • Challenge Lab 8: Implementing Device Hardening
  • Challenge Lab 9: Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Challenge Lab 10: Summary Challenge Lab: 3
  • Challenge Lab 11: Summary Challenge Lab: 4
  • Challenge Lab 12: Troubleshooting OSPF


  • A solid understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 based networks
  • A basic knowledge of network subnetting and IP routing
  • At least one year of networking experience
  • Understanding Networking Fundamentals
  • TCP/IP Networking


This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  • CCNA Routing and Switching


  • Network administrators
  • Network support engineers
  • Network engineer associate
  • Network specialist
  • Network analyst
  • Cisco channel partners
  • Individual pursing the CCNA Routing and Switching certification


  • ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0
  • SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0
  • TSHOOT - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0
  • DESGN - Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions v3.0
  • IINS - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security 3.0
  • WIFUND - Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals v1.0
  • CICD - Implementing Cisco Collaborative Devices