Cisco New CCNA 2020

- Only 7 Days

On this accelerated 7-day CCNA 2020 course, you'll be immersed in a broad range of IT fundamentals; from networking technologies, to security essentials, automation and programmability.

Similar to the CCNA Routing and Switching, through the new CCNA you'll learn how to navigate network access, IP connectivity and IP services, enabling your business to be more flexible and scalable.

This accelerated course is equivalent to the Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) course and will prepare you for the 200-301 CCNA exam, which you'll sit at the end of your training. In just 7 days, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify interface and cable issues
  • Configure and verify VLANs
  • Utilise controller-based and software defined architectures

You'll get access to official courseware and learn from certified Cisco instructors, as Firebrand are a Cisco Specialised Learning Partner. Through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you'll learn at twice the speed in a distraction-free environment. Achieve your CCNA in just one week and get the skills you need, fast.

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The new CCNA explained


After 23rd February 2020, Cisco will be retiring all existing CCDA and CCNA certifications and replacing them with the CCNA. The popular CCNA Routing and Switching is also being retired.

Here's the full list of CCNA and CCDA certifications that are retiring:

If you have already started working towards any of the above CCDA or CCNA certifications, or are interested in doing so before February 23rd, you should continue to pursue it - you have until then to complete these certifications. Or, if you're aiming to achieve the new CCNA 2020, accelerated courses will be running from February 2020.

For a comprehensive guide to the updates, take a look at this blog covering Cisco's massive 2020 certification changes.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 74,655 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Use your Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)

You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Module 1: Network Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Explain the role and function of network components
    • 1.1.a Routers
    • 1.1.b L2 and L3 switches
    • 1.1.c Next-generation firewalls and IPS
    • 1.1.d Access points
    • 1.1.e Controllers (Cisco DNA Center and WLC)
    • 1.1.f Endpoints
    • 1.1.g Servers
  • 1.2 Describe characteristics of network topology architectures
    • 1.2.a 2 tier
    • 1.2.b 3 tier
    • 1.2.c Spine-leaf
    • 1.2.d WAN
    • 1.2.e Small office/home office (SOHO)
    • 1.2.f On-premises and cloud
  • 1.3 Compare physical interface and cabling types
    • 1.3.a Single-mode fiber, multimode fiber, copper
    • 1.3.b Connections (Ethernet shared media and point-to-point)
    • 1.3.c Concepts of PoE
  • 1.4 Identify interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)
  • 1.5 Compare TCP to UDP
  • 1.6 Configure and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • 1.7 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • 1.8 Configure and verify IPv6 addressing and prefix
  • 1.9 Compare IPv6 address types
    • 1.9.a Global unicast
    • 1.9.b Unique local
    • 1.9.c Link local
    • 1.9.d Anycast
    • 1.9.e Multicast
    • 1.9.f Modified EUI 64
  • 1.10 Verify IP parameters for Client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  • 1.11 Describe wireless principles
    • 1.11.a Nonoverlapping Wi-Fi channels
    • 1.11.b SSID
    • 1.11.c RF
    • 1.11.d Encryption
  • 1.12 Explain virtualisation fundamentals (virtual machines)
  • 1.13 Describe switching concepts
    • 1.13.a MAC learning and aging
    • 1.13.b Frame switching
    • 1.13.c Frame flooding
    • 1.13.d MAC address table

Module 2: Network Access

  • 2.1 Configure and verify VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
    • 2.1.a Access ports (data and voice)
    • 2.1.b Default VLAN
    • 2.1.c Connectivity
  • 2.2 Configure and verify interswitch connectivity
    • 2.2.a Trunk ports
    • 2.2.b 802.1Q
    • 2.2.c Native VLAN
  • 2.3 Configure and verify Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)
  • 2.4 Configure and verify (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)
  • 2.5 Describe the need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol and identify basic operations
    • 2.5.a Root port, root bridge (primary/secondary), and other port names
    • 2.5.b Port states (forwarding/blocking)
    • 2.5.c PortFast benefits
  • 2.6 Compare Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
  • 2.7 Describe physical infrastructure connections of WLAN components (AP,WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)
  • 2.8 Describe AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP,HTTPS, console, and TACACS+/RADIUS)
  • 2.9 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

Module 3: IP Connectivity 

  • 3.1 Interpret the components of routing table
    • 3.1.a Routing protocol code
    • 3.1.b Prefix
    • 3.1.c Network mask
    • 3.1.d Next hop
    • 3.1.e Administrative distance
    • 3.1.f Metric
    • 3.1.g Gateway of last resort
  • 3.2 Determine how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
    • 3.2.a Longest match
    • 3.2.b Administrative distance
    • 3.2.c Routing protocol metric
  • 3.3 Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    • 3.3.a Default route
    • 3.3.b Network route
    • 3.3.c Host route
    • 3.3.d Floating static
  • 3.4 Configure and verify single area OSPFv2
    • 3.4.a Neighbor adjacencies
    • 3.4.b Point-to-point
    • 3.4.c Broadcast (DR/BDR selection)
    • 3.4.d Router ID
  • 3.5 Describe the purpose of first hop redundancy protocol

Module 4: IP Services 

  • 4.1 Configure and verify inside source NAT using static and pools
  • 4.2 Configure and verify NTP operating in a client and server mode
  • 4.3 Explain the role of DHCP and DNS within the network
  • 4.4 Explain the function of SNMP in network operations
  • 4.5 Describe the use of syslog features including facilities and levels
  • 4.6 Configure and verify DHCP client and relay
  • 4.7 Explain the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping
  • 4.8 Configure network devices for remote access using SSH
  • 4.9 Describe the capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network

Module 5: Security Fundamentals 

  • 5.1 Define key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigation techniques)
  • 5.2 Describe security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)
  • 5.3 Configure device access control using local passwords
  • 5.4 Describe security password policies elements, such as management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, certificates, and biometrics)
  • 5.5 Describe remote access and site-to-site VPNs
  • 5.6 Configure and verify access control lists
  • 5.7 Configure Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security)
  • 5.8 Differentiate authentication, authorisation, and accounting concepts
  • 5.9 Describe wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2, and WPA3)
  • 5.10 Configure WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Module 6: Automation and Programmability 

  • 6.1 Explain how automation impacts network management
  • 6.2 Compare traditional networks with controller-based networking
  • 6.3 Describe controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
    • 6.3.a Separation of control plane and data plane
    • 6.3.b North-bound and south-bound APIs
  • 6.4 Compare traditional campus device management with Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • 6.5 Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs, and data encoding)
  • 6.6 Recognise the capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • 6.7 Interpret JSON encoded data

See Exam Track...

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate v2.0 (CCNA 200-301)
    • Exam number: 200-301 CCNA
    • Duration: 120 minutes
    • Domains:
      1. Network Fundamentals (20%)
      2. Network Access (20%)
      3. IP Connectivity (25%)
      4. IP Services (10%)
      5. Security Fundamentals (15%)
      6. Automation and Programmability (10%)

These domains are general guidelines for the content likely to be included in the exam. As Cisco continue to develop this certification, other related topics may also appear.

Please note: Cisco will release this exam on February 24th 2020.

See What's Included...

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

See Prerequisites...

There are no formal prerequisites for this accelerated course. However, it is recommended that you have:

  • One or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions
  • Knowledge of basic IP addressing
  • A good understanding of network fundamentals

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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"A work colleague recommended Firebrand training to me. I wasn’t too keen as the price was steep for my budget. I invested and have no regrets. Everything works like a clockwork at Firebrand. I traveled by train to the local station, was collected by Firebrand taxi without any delay. Was taken to the on-campus hotel, a short moment later was my induction, after which the actual training commenced. The lectures start early in the morning and end late evening. Labs are open and available 24/7. Food & accommodation – great. Quality of tutoring – unparalleled. Concise, yet in depth. All I needed to learn and pass. Thank you."
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"Tough, but worth it. "
Jamie Hird, HDFT. (2/12/2019 to 5/12/2019)

"Excellent course you need to know a lot of theory before hand but it makes you understand whats going on in those Cisco devices, and is excellent preparation for the CCNP exams. The tutor is extremely knowledgeable and happy to explain. Being on site and with 24 hours access to the classroom and away from the distractions of family life also help your revision and practice."
Mark Boardman. (20/10/2019 to 27/10/2019)

"The setup at Firebrand is fantastic. Being in an environment away from home definitely helps to focus your mind and means you can concentrate totally on learning. Accommodation is good, and gives you everything you need. Small but comfortable rooms, together with plenty of good food and strong coffee to get you through the day. The training is fast paced and intense, which means its not necessarily for everyone, but there is no better way to get through all the course material in a short space of time."
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"Great facilities, good trainer, course content adequate to give candidates a good chance of passing exams."
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