Get certified for the globally recognized Cisco CCNA certification exam with the Networkcerts CCNA Certification Study Guide, Volume 2 (200-301) course and live lab. The CCNA course and interactive lab consists of CCNA 200-301 exam-based objectives and provides comprehensive knowledge of techniques and tools such as servers, access points, end points, controllers (Cisco DNA Center and WLC), virtualization fundamentals, AP modes, Cisco Wireless Architectures, and more.

Here’s what you will get

CCNA Certification by Cisco validates the credibility of a candidate to install, manage, and optimize small to medium-sized networks. This certification provides a solid base in security, networking, IP services, and automation fundamentals. The CCNA exam should be taken by all related technicians involved in the installation, verification, and operation of Cisco networks.


25+ Lessons | 118+ Exercises | 266+ Quizzes | 546+ Flashcards | 546+ Glossary of terms


49+ Pre Assessment Questions | 99+ Post Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 198+ Practice Test Questions

Hand on lab

33+ Live Lab | 34+ Video tutorials | 46+ Minutes


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification offers several benefits to individuals looking to advance their careers in the field of networking and IT. Here are some of the key advantages of obtaining a CCNA certification:

Enhanced Networking Knowledge: CCNA certification covers a wide range of networking topics, including network fundamentals, routing and switching, security, wireless networking, and more. It provides a solid foundation of networking knowledge, making you a well-rounded network professional.

Career Advancement: CCNA is recognized globally as a valuable certification in the IT industry. It can open up new job opportunities and career advancement options. Many employers prefer candidates with CCNA certification for networking roles.

Higher Earning Potential: Certified professionals often command higher salaries compared to their non-certified counterparts. CCNA certification can lead to increased earning potential in networking and IT roles.

Validation of Skills: Earning a CCNA certification demonstrates your commitment to your profession and validates your networking skills and knowledge. It’s a tangible proof of your expertise.

Networking Community: CCNA certification can help you become part of a larger networking community. You can connect with other certified professionals, attend Cisco events, and gain access to valuable resources and forums.

Job Security: As organizations increasingly rely on technology and networks, professionals with networking skills are in high demand. Holding a CCNA certification can provide job security in a rapidly evolving industry.

Opportunities in Specialized Areas: CCNA serves as a stepping stone to more advanced Cisco certifications, such as CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) and CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert). These certifications allow you to specialize in areas like security, data center, wireless, and more.

Hands-On Skills: The CCNA certification often involves practical, hands-on lab exercises and simulations. This allows you to gain real-world experience in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco networking equipment.

Global Recognition: Cisco is a globally recognized brand in the networking industry. CCNA certification is respected by employers worldwide, making it a valuable credential for international job opportunities.

Continuous Learning: To maintain your CCNA certification, you need to stay updated with the latest networking technologies and trends. This encourages continuous learning and professional growth.


Love how the course is structured. I suggested combining the official cisco material with this course. Overall, it was really informative.
Abdullahi Sani S.
Very well explained. The teacher talks very slowly, so is easy to understand everything what he says. Every topic starts with theory, then a lab demo and last a lab exercise.
Raymundo A.

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Course Outline

Lessons 1: Introduction

  • Cisco’s Network Certifications
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • CCNA Exam Overview
  • CCNA Certification Exam 200-301 Objectives

Lessons 2: Network Fundamentals

  • Network Components
  • Next-Generation Firewalls and IPS
  • Network Topology Architectures
  • Physical Interfaces and Cables
  • Ethernet Cabling
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: TCP/IP

  • Introducing TCP/IP
  • TCP/IP and the DoD Model
  • IP Addressing
  • IPv4 Address Types
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: Easy Subnetting

  • Subnetting Basics
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Troubleshooting IP Addressing

  • Cisco’s Way of Troubleshooting IP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: IP Routing

  • Routing Basics
  • The IP Routing Process
  • Configuring IP Routing
  • Configuring IP Routing in Our Network
  • Dynamic Routing
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Basics
  • Configuring OSPF
  • OSPF and Loopback Interfaces
  • Verifying OSPF Configuration
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: Layer 2 Switching

  • Switching Services
  • Configuring Catalyst Switches
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing

  • VLAN Basics
  • Identifying VLANs
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Configuring VLANs
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Enhanced Switched Technologies

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Types of Spanning-Tree Protocols
  • Modifying and Verifying the Bridge ID
  • Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences
  • PortFast and BPDU Guard
  • EtherChannel
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Access Lists

  • Perimeter, Firewall, and Internal Routers
  • Introduction to Access Lists
  • Standard Access Lists
  • Extended Access Lists
  • Monitoring Access Lists
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • When Do We Use NAT?
  • Types of Network Address Translation
  • NAT Names
  • How NAT Works
  • Testing and Troubleshooting NAT
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 13: IP Services

  • Exploring Connected Devices Using CDP and LLDP
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Security

  • Network Security Threats
  • Three Primary Network Attacks
  • Network Attacks
  • Security Program Elements
  • Layer 2 Security Features
  • Authentication Methods
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Security Password Policy Elements
  • User-Authentication Methods
  • Setting Passwords
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 15: First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)

  • Client Redundancy Issues
  • Introducing First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 16: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Virtual Private Networks
  • GRE Tunnels
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 17: Quality of Service (QoS)

  • Quality of Service
  • Trust Boundary
  • QoS Mechanisms
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 18: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

  • Why Do We Need IPv6?
  • The Benefits and Uses of IPv6
  • IPv6 Addressing and Expressions
  • How IPv6 Works in an Internetwork
  • IPv6 Routing Protocols
  • Configuring IPv6 on Our Internetwork
  • Configuring Routing on Our Internetwork
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 19: Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs

  • Endpoints
  • Servers
  • IP Config
  • Troubleshooting IP Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 20: Wireless Technologies

  • Wireless Networks
  • Basic Wireless Devices
  • Wireless Principles
  • Nonoverlapping Wi-Fi channels
  • Radio Frequency (RF)
  • Wireless Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 21: Configuring Wireless Technologies

  • WLAN Deployment Models
  • Setting Up a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
  • Joining Access Points (APs)
  • Wireless LAN Controllers (WLC)
  • WLC Port Types
  • WLC Interface Types
  • AP Modes
  • AP and WLC Management Access Connections
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 22: Virtualization, Automation, and Programmability

  • Virtual Machine Fundamentals
  • Virtualization Components
  • Virtualization Features
  • Virtualization Types
  • Virtualization Solutions
  • Automation Components
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 23: SDN Controllers

  • Traditional Network Monitoring Systems (NMS)
  • Traditional Network Configuration Managers (NCMs)
  • Traditional Networking
  • Introduction to SDN
  • Separating the Control Plane
  • Controller-Based Architectures
  • SDN Network Components
  • DNA Center Overview
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 24: Configuration Management

  • Team Silos
  • DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Ansible
  • Ansible Tower/AWX
  • Puppet
  • Chef
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Appendix A: Additional Content

Hands-on LAB Activities


  • Showing Cisco IOS File Systems Configuration on a Router

Easy Subnetting

  • Configuring a CIDR-Based IP Network

Troubleshooting IP Addressing

  • Viewing the IP Address, Mask, and Default Router Settings on Windows
  • Viewing the IP Address, Mask, and Default Router Settings on Linux

IP Routing

  • Using the show ip route Command

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

  • Configuring OSPF

Layer 2 Switching

  • Using the show Command
  • Implementing Port Security

VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Configure Interfaces as Trunk Ports
  • Creating a New VLAN and Placing Switch Ports into that VLAN

Enhanced Switched Technologies

  • Configuring Port Fast and Rapid Spanning Tree

Access Lists

  • Creating and Applying an ACL at the CLI Using Named Access List Configuration
  • Adding to and Displaying a Numbered ACL Configuration

Network Address Translation (NAT)

  • Configuring Network Address Translation

IP Services

  • Setting the Date, Time, Timezone, and Daylight Savings Time
  • Seeing Severity 3 and 5 Messages at the Console and Severity 3 Only in the Buffer
  • Configuring Syslog and Viewing Settings on a Router
  • Disabling the Timestamp and Enabling a Sequence Number in Log Messages


  • Using Dig for Passive Reconnaissance
  • Using nslookup for Passive Reconnaissance
  • Performing ARP Spoofing
  • Spoofing MAC Address
  • Configuring DHCP Snooping
  • Encrypting IOS Passwords with the service password-encryption Command
  • Encoding a Password as Type 5 (MD5)

First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)

  • Configuring HSRP

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Configuring GRE Tunnels

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

  • Enabling IPv6 Routing and Routing Protocols
  • Configuring Static Routing

Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs

  • Configuring VLANs

SDN Controllers

  • Configuring SNMPv3

Configuration Management

  • Creating and Running a Playbook

Creating an ansible.cfg File

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