IIHT’s CCNA Training program is designed to develop your expertise in installation, configuration, operation and troubleshooting of midsize routing and switching networks. Prepare for the coveted certification exams like Cisco 100-105 CCNA/ICND1 V3 and Cisco 200-105/ICND2 V3 with real-life projects and industry experts.



Computer networking and infrastructure management has become an integral part of almost all organisations. Despite the fact that companies and organizations have an array of computers and communication tools at their disposal, to a certain degree, they tend to be separate. This sets them back significantly as the accuracy and speed of data-flow and transactions play a vital role in an organization’s success. To overcome such obstacles that limit the efficiency of infrastructure Networking jobs are in great demand with companies and various government agencies looking to upgrade their IT infrastructure. Major companies like Cognizant and Infosys are big recruiters for network management, and with services like Universal Identification becoming more relevant over the past few years, there is an increase in demand for professionals who can manage networks in the public sector as well. Management, networking becomes a crucial element in an enterprise’s day-to-day operations.

As we see, the requirement for a good infrastructure and seamless networking is growing and along with it is the need for skilled professionals to develop, maintain and upgrade this infrastructure and technology. The requirement for hardware and networking professionals is increasing in almost every industry you name today. The phenomenal growth of the IT Infrastructure and networking in India has led to several job opportunities in the fields of Networking and Server Administration. As all companies require high-end machines, servers, routers and of course skilled professionals to manage these,the Hardware and Networking industry has a bright future ahead!

You are sure to find IIHT Centres across major cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata and more.

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Job Rules

The Job Roles that one can take up after learning CCNA includes:

  • Server Support Engineer
  • Solution Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • System Administrator
  • Clustering & Virtualization Manager
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • System Engineer – Cisco
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Solution Architect
  • Engineer – Network Services & Management
  • Platform Solution Architect
  • Network Security Administrator – Cisco
  • Network Support Engineer



1. Internetworking

Topics Covered:

  • Internetworking Basics
  • Internetworking Models
  • The Layered Approach
  • Advantages of Reference Models
  • The OSI Reference Model
  • The Application Layer
  • The Presentation Layer
  • The Session Layer
  • The Transport Layer
  • The Network Layer
  • The Data Link Layer
  • The Physical Layer
2. Ethernet Networking and Data Encapsulation

Topics Covered:

• Ethernet Networks in Review
• Collision Domain
• Broadcast Domain
• Half- and Full-Duplex Ethernet
• Ethernet at the Data Link Layer
• Ethernet at the Physical Layer
• Ethernet Cabling
• Straight-Through Cable
• Crossover Cable
• Rolled Cable
• Fiber Optic
• Data Encapsulation
• The Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model
• The Core Layer
• The Distribution Layer
• The Access Layer

3. Introduction to TCP/IP

Topics Covered:

• Introducing TCP/IP
• A Brief History of TCP/IP
• TCP/IP and the DoD Model
• The Process/Application Layer Protocols
• The Host-to-Host or Transport Layer Protocols
• The Internet Layer Protocols
• IP Addressing
• IP Terminology
• The Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme
• Private IP Addresses (RFC 1918)
• IPv4 Address Types
• Layer 2 Broadcasts
• Layer 3 Broadcasts
• Unicast Address
• Multicast Address

4. Subnetting and Supernetting

Topics Covered:

• Subnetting Basics
• How to Create Subnets
• Subnet Masks
• Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
• IP Subnet-Zero
• Subnetting Class C Addresses
• Subnetting Class B Addresses
• Subnetting Class A Addresses

5. VLMs , Summarization, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP

Topics Covered:

• Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSMs)
• VLSM Design
• Implementing VLSM Networks
• Summarization
• Troubleshooting IP Addressing
• Determining IP Address Problems

6. Cisco’s internetworking Operating System (IOS)

Topics Covered:

• The IOS User Interface
• Cisco IOS
• Connecting to a Cisco IOS Device
• Bringing Up a Switch
• Command-Line Interface (CLI)
• Entering the CLI
• Overview of Router Modes
• CLI Prompts
• Editing and Help Features
• Administrative Configurations
• Hostnames
• Banners

• Setting Passwords
• Encrypting Your Passwords
• Descriptions
• Router and Switch Interfaces
• Bringing Up an Interface
• Viewing, Saving, and Erasing Configurations
• Deleting the Configuration and Reloading the Device
• Verifying Your Configuration

7. Managing a Cisco Network

Topics Covered:

• The Internal Components of a Cisco Router and Switch
• The Router and Switch Boot Sequence
• Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco Configuration
• Backing Up the Cisco Configuration
• Restoring the Cisco Configuration
• Erasing the Configuration
• Configuring DHCP
• DHCP Relay
• Verifying DHCP on Cisco IOS”

• Syslog
• Configuring and Verifying Syslog
• Network Time Protocol (NTP)
• Exploring Connected Devices Using CDP and LLDP
• Getting CDP Timers and Holdtime Information
• Gathering Neighbor Information
• Documenting a Network Topology Using CDP
• Using Telnet
• Telnetting into Multiple Devices Simultaneously
• Checking Telnet Connections
• Checking Telnet Users

• Resolving Hostnames
• Building a Host Table
• Using DNS to Resolve Names
• Checking Network Connectivity and Troubleshooting
• Using the ping Command
• Using the traceroute Command
• Debugging
• Using the show processes Command


8. Managing a Cisco Devices

Topics Covered:

• Managing the Configuration Register
• Understanding the Configuration Register Bits
• Checking the Current Configuration Register Value
• Boot System Commands
• Recovering Passwords
• Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco IOS
• Verifying Flash Memory
• Backing Up the Cisco IOS
• Restoring or Upgrading the Cisco Router IOS
• Using the Cisco IOS File System (Cisco IFS)
• Licensing
• Right-To-Use Licenses (Evaluation Licenses)
• Backing Up and Uninstalling the License

9. IP Routing

Topics Covered:

• Routing Basics
• The IP Routing Process
• The Cisco Router Internal Process
• Testing Your IP Routing Understanding
• Configuring IP Routing
• Static Routing
• Default Routing
• Dynamic Routing
• Routing Protocol Basics
• Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and RIPv2
• Configuring RIP Routing

10. Enhanced IGRP

Topics Covered:

• EIGRP Features and Operations
• Neighbor Discovery
• Reliable Transport Protocol (RTP)
• Diffusing Update Algorithm (DUAL)
• Route Discovery and Maintenance
• Configuring EIGRP
• VLSM Support and Summarization
• Controlling EIGRP Traffic
• Split Horizon
• Verifying and Troubleshooting EIGRP

11. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Basics

Topics Covered:

• Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Basics
• OSPF Terminology
• OSPF Operation
• Configuring OSPF
• Enabling OSPF
• Configuring OSPF Areas
• Configuring OSPF
• OSPF and Loopback Interfaces
• Configuring Loopback Interfaces

• Verifying OSPF Configuration
• The show ip ospf Command
• The show ip ospf database Command
• The show ip ospf interface Command
• The show ip ospf neighbor Command
• The show ip protocols Command


12. Multi-Area OSPF
14.Network Address Translation
15. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)


16. VLANs and Inter VLAN Routing
17. Enhanced Switched Technologies
18. Troubleshooting IP, IPv6, and VLANs
19. Network Device Management and Security
20. Wide Area Networks