200-301 CCNA – Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions Training

Speed Start your Career in Networking 

Course code: 200-301

Exam Code: 200-301

Duration: 50 Hours

This course gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking. This course helps you prepare to take the 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam to earn CCNA certification.

This course consists of 50 hours of instructor-led training with hands-on lab practice.

The Labs will be conducted on Physical devices.


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
  • Understand the model of host-to-host communication
  • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
  • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
  • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
  • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
  • Describe the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
  • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
  • Explore functions of routing
  • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
  • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
  • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 addressing
  • Describe IPv6 main features, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
  • Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
  • Describe, implement and verify VLANs and trunks
  • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
  • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of OSPF
  • Explain how STP and RSTP work
  • Configure link aggregation using EtherChannel
  • Describe the purpose of Layer 3 redundancy protocols
  • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
  • Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network
  • Configure internet access using DHCP clients and explain and configure NAT on Cisco routers
  • Describe the basic QoS concepts
  • Describe the concepts of wireless networks, which types of wireless networks can be built and how to use WLC
  • Describe network and device architectures and introduce virtualization
  • Introduce the concept of network programmability and SDN and describe the smart network management solutions like Cisco DNA Center, SD-Access and SD-WAN
  • Configure basic IOS system monitoring tools
  • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Describe the current security threat landscape
  • Describe threat defense technologies
  • Implement a basic security configuration of the device management plane
  • Implement basic steps to harden network devices



This course is designed for anyone seeking CCNA certification. The course also provides foundational knowledge for all support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of Cisco networks.

The job roles best suited to the material in this course are:

Entry-level network engineer

Network administrator

Network support technician

Help desk technician

Network Fundamentals

Explain the role and function of network components

Describe characteristics of network topology architectures

Compare physical interface and cabling types

Identify interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)

Compare TCP to UDP

Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting

Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing

Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix

Compare IPv6 address types

Verify IP parameters for Client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)

Describe wireless principles

Explain virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)

Describe switching concepts

Network Access

Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches

Configure and verify interswitch connectivity

Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)

Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)

Describe the need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and identify basic operations

Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes

Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components (AP,WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)

Describe AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP,HTTPS, console, and TACACS+/RADIUS)

Configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only such as WLAN creation, security settings, QoS 

profiles, and advanced WLAN settings

IP Connectivity

Interpret the components of routing table

Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default

Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing

Configure and verify single area OSPFv2

Describe the purpose of first hop redundancy protocol

IP Services

Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools

Configure and verify NTP operating in a client and server mode

Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network

Explain the function of SNMP in network operations

Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels

Configure and verify DHCP client and relay

Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping

Configure network devices for remote access using SSH

Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network

Security Fundamentals

Define key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques)

Describe security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)

Configure device access control using local passwords

Describe security password policies elements, such as management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, 

certificates, and biometrics)

Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs

Configure and verify access control lists

Configure Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)

Differentiate authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts

Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)

Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Automation and Programmability

Explain how automation impacts network management

Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking

Describe controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)

Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management

Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)

Recognize the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible

Interpret JSON encoded data


Before taking this course, you should have:

Basic computer literacy

Basic PC operating system navigation skills

Basic internet usage skills

Basic IP address knowledge


200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam to earn CCNA certification


CCNP Enterprise
CCNP Security
CCNP Collaboration
CCNP Service Provider

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