Course Details

CISCO are recognised as the leaders in internet methods and structures in the world. The global company are incredibly important in the world of communication and how individuals network with each other. The company was founded in the 1980's and currently have over 70,000 members of staff. CISCO was founded by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner. By the early 1990's, CISCO had bought out over 150 companies. Also, by the 2013, the organisation had over 10,000 patents.

There are two main types of courses CISCO provides,which are CISCO CCNA and CISCO CCNP.

As CISCO have a vast variety of selection for software, hardware and networking results, the CISCO qualification has a dominant footprint in the business industry. Obtaining this certificate will provide you a huge benefit in the marketplace.

Features of CCNA

The CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) enhances your ability to classify, connect, use and troubleshoot routed and convert networks of a medium size. The course combines CISCO network devices part one and two. CCNA training have requires you to have no in depth knowledge of networks or computers. All you need it the capabity to use PC operating systems and the ability to use the basic features of the internet. It is the ideal course to allow you to enter the technical IT industry.

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The course duration is over 5 days and you will learn how to operate, install and configure basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. In addition, you will become more familar with CISCO networking devices. The course consists of 15 modules and the exam has 50-60 questions. In addtion, the exam has a duration of 90 minutes. The test requires you to operate, install and troubleshoot small and medium sized networks. Topics in the exam include TCP/IP and OSI models, network media, implementing network security and switching fundamentals. The course will run from 9am and 5pm over the 5 days.

CISCO CCNA has benefits for both individuals and employers. From a employers point of view, it ensures you employee's have a in depth knowledge of networking and shows your organisation is devoted to the best possible IT training. From a individuals point of view, it provides you with the knowledge to enchance your career in the networking sector and opens up a wide variety of jobs within the technical IT sector

After completing the course, you will have CCNA switching and routing, which are in high demand for network engineers speclists and administrators.

Potential jobs after completing the course include technical support engineer, system administrator and network administrator but it is recommened you have 1 to 3 year experience in the networking sector. These role can have an average salary of £40,000. The salary increases further with more experience you have. If you would like to develop you career further, you can take the CISCO CCNP course,

We provide our CCNA course through a number of different of methods, which are classroom, online and onsite training. 

Types of training

With our classroom training, we provide our courses in 30 state of the art locations across the United Kingdom. Our instructor has a wealth of knowledge teaching CISCO's CCNA. One of the benefits of choosing classroom training is our experienced instructors will walk you through the concepts step by step. Also, after each sessions, the instructor will allow you to ask and questions you might have about the course content. 

In addtion, being taught in a classroom training means you are in a distraction free environment , this allows you to focus fully on the course. This wil enchance your performance.  Furthermore, classroom training environment is confidental, so  you can dicuss any problems you might have with the experienced instructor and not be worried about those discussions reaching other individuals.

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Another one of the method we teach CISCO CCNA is throuh online training. This is where we provide the course, which consists of a number of sessions, and the exam are provided via a secure link over the internet. A dedicated instructor will guide you through the course content, ensuring you have the opportunity to ask questions along the way. One of the advantages of this type of training is you can take the course at any time or place that will suite you. Another benefit of this method is you have access to message boards where you can discuss any issues or queries you might have. This method provides you with the best value for money. Also, you are in a stress-free environment so you can learn at your own pace. Furthemore, you don't have to travel to a high quality location, so this saves you time and money.

Finally, onsite training is where one of our vastly experienced instructors are sent to your place of work to deliver the course. One of the immediate advantage of this method of training is you don't need to travel to a state of the art location ,which saves you time and money. In addition, you can apply the knowledge you obtained during the course directly into your business situations. Furthermore, onsite training allows for different departments, which encourage team work and increases morale. Also, employers can overview the training process, so they can evaluate the employee's performance.  In addition, employers can be in control of their budget as they decide how many people attend the course.

Course Contents

Course Bargain’s 5 day CISCO CCNA course covers 15 different modules, these involve:

Module 1: Internetworking

  • Internetworking Basic
  • The OSI Reference Model

Module 2: Evaluation of the Ethernet Networking and Data

  • Ethernet Networks in Review
  • Half and Full-Duplex Ethernet
  • Ethernet Cabling
  • Data Encapsulation
  • The Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model

Module 3: Introduction to TCP/IP

  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP and the DoD Model
  • IP Addressing
  • Broadcast Address
  • Multicast Address
  • Unicast Address

Module 4: Easy Sub netting

  • How to make Subnets
  • Subnet Masks
  • Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR)

Module 5: VLSM, Summarization and Troubleshooting TCP/IP

  • Variable Length Subnet Masks
  • VLSM Design
  • Applying VLSM Networks
  • Summarization
  • Troubleshooting TCP/IP

Module 6: Cisco Internetworking Operating Systems (IOS)

  • The IOS User Interface
  • Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Router and Switch Administrative Configuration
  • Router Interfaces
  • Managing Router Configurations

Module 7: Managing a Cisco Internetwork

  • The Router Boot Sequence
  • Managing Configuration Register
  • Banking up and Restoring Cisco IOS
  • Backing up and Restoring Device Configuration
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Using Telnet and SSH
  • Checking Network Connectivity and Troubleshooting

Module 8: IP Routing

  • Routing Basics
  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Distance-Vector Routing Protocols
  • RIP
  • RIP V2
  • Show and Debug Commands

Module 9: EIGRP and OSPF

  • Link-State Routing Protocol
  • EIGRP Features and Operations
  • Using EIGRP to Support Large-Networks
  • Configuring EIGRP
  • Load Balancing with EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • OSPF Basics
  • Configuring OSPF in Single Area
  • OSPF DR and BDR Election
  • OSPF and Loopback Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • Configuring Summary Routes

Module 10: Layer 2 Switching and Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Layer 2 Switching
  • Bridging Vs. Switching
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Configuring Catalyst Switches

Module 11: Virtual LAN

  • VLAN Basics
  • VLAN Membership
  • Finding VLANs
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting VLANs

Module 12: Security

  • Perimeter, Firewall and Internal Router
  • Access-Lists
  • Standard Access-Lists
  • Extended Access-Lists
  • Named Access-Lists
  • Turning off and Configuring Network Services
  • Monitoring Access-Lists

Module 13: Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • How NAT Works
  • Static NAT
  • Dynamic NAT
  • PAT

Module 14: Wireless Networks

  • Introduction to Wireless Technology
  • Basic Wireless Devices
  • Wireless Regulations
  • Wireless Topologies
  • Wireless Security

Module 15: IPV6

  • Why Do We Need IPv6?
  • Benefits and Use of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Migrating to IPv6
  • Module 16: Wide Area Networks
  • Introduction to Wide Area Networks
  • Defining WAN
  • WAN Connection Types
  • Cable and DSL
  • HDLC
  • PPP
  • Frame-Relay
  • VPN



What is your Pass Guarantee?

Course Bargain's exam pass guarantee offers you assurance that we will provide your education until you pass your Cisco exam. We promise that you will succeed in your Cisco examination after finishing our Cisco lectures. All we need is for you to complete the examination in 30 days of finishing the lesson. Join all classes and finish all class projects and all of the Cisco mock examinations. If you fail to pass the exam after the 1st try, we will give you the opportunity to join the lesson again free of charge. If you are unsuccessful in the exam on your 2nd effort, you will be entitled to join the session again, free of charge. It is essential that Cisco exam grades are shown so that we can approve re-enrolment and is subject to availability.

Who should attend the Cisco CCNA course?

If you are interested in gaining more technical skill in Networking, the Cisco CCNA course is for you.

Who will be instructing me?

Here at Course Bargains, our instructor have a wealth of experience in teaching CISCO CCNA. This will give you the best chance of passing the exam and enhancing your career in the technical IT industry.

When should I arrive to the venue?

The course start at 9am on all of the days of the course, so you should aim to arrive at 9 or earlier..

How can I contact you?

If you would like more information about any course or have question regarding the course please feel free to either contact us on 01159 031 029 or you can email us at