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The Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA exam validates your knowledge of fundamental networking concepts, and can help build your IT resume. Part 1: Network Fundamentals is the first part of the eight-part CCNA course. The course starts with the basics and guides you through the six domains of the CCNA exam:

  1. Network Fundamentals
  2. Network Access
  3. IP Connectivity
  4. IP Services
  5. Security Fundamentals
  6. Automation and Programmability

Each lesson builds on the previous parts, guiding you seamlessly through all the topics you need to know to pass the CCNA exam. You’ll also get these additional resources to ensure your success:

  • Flashcard decks to help you remember what you have studied in each video
  • Lesson slides in .PDF format to review after watching each video lesson
  • Practical network simulation exercises using Cisco Packet Tracer to give you hands-on practice to develop your networking skills

This course has already helped many students all over the world to pass the CCNA exam, and you can be the next one. The course teaches you not only what you need to know to pass the exam, but also fundamental networking knowledge that applies to all areas of IT.

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No prior knowledge of networking is required.

what you will learn

Over the eight-part course, you will learn:

  • Roles and functions of various network devices
  • Different types of wired and wireless connections
  • To use the Cisco IOS CLI (Command Line Interface) to configure network devices
  • How switches forward Ethernet frames within a LAN
  • How routers forward IP packets
  • IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • Layer 2 technologies like VLANs and Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Dynamic routing protocols like OSPF
  • How DHCP is used to automatically assign IP addresses to hosts
  • How DNS is used to convert names to IP addresses
  • The fundamentals of network security
  • Network architecture and design
  • How virtualization and cloud technologies are evolving modern networks
  • Wireless LANs using WiFi
  • How to use software to automate various network functions

about the instructor

Jeremy McDowell is a senior network engineer from Canada living and working in Japan for over 9 years. After a career in education, he got his CCNA certification in 2018, and entered the world of networking in the data center industry. He is one of the top CCNA instructors in the world.

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