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Cisco CCNA

Cisco CCNA

Ready your students for a career in the IT industry with this Cisco CCNA course crafted by CCNA experts. Our Cisco CCNA course provides a hands-on environment where students can experience real life decision-making and troubleshoot scenarios – all while preparing to earn their CCNA certification.

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It’s simple to integrate our courses with your current Learning Management System and personalize the settings to meet your needs. This course provides practice quizzes, as well as a final exam that emulates the certification exam to better prepare students for testing and save you time preparing and grading quizzes.

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Streamline Your Process

Not only will this course streamline your process as an instructor, but the visual and hands-on learning provided to students improves their ability to learn and retain information. Our courses include a virtual lab experience that replicates real-world scenarios. Many other Cisco CCNA courses offer labs that only have one solution. At Ascend Education, we understand that there’s more than one way to achieve results. Our course’s advanced design allows students to make decisions and solve problems the same way they would on the job. It’s details like this that help students using our materials achieve an astounding pass rate on their certification exams.


Course Summary

The Cisco CCNA is an extremely popular network certification. This course prepares students with knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. The CCNA is recognized as a DoD 8570 baseline certification, and professionals with this certification can enter the IT workforce as a network administrator, network analyst, or systems administrator.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs



Practice Exam

Instructor Tools


Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs

Instructor Tools


Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration



Practice Exam

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this routing and switching course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on skills required in the networking industry. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their CCNA certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in network training. The videos contained in this course are designed to enable autonomous and self-directed learning. They use cues and signals to focus student’s attention on important visual content and scenarios for better learning absorption. All videos are kept under 10-minutes in length by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary visuals, text, and audio. The use of diagrams and explanatory text near related visuals evade the possibility of split attention and help cultivate a deeper level of understanding.

Students are walked through definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their CCNA certification exam and getting them job ready.


This CCNA course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-To-Use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

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Course Curriculum

What’s covered in the Cisco CCNA 2020 course curriculum:

Network Fundamentals: Get familiar with networking protocols and topology architectures; hardware and software you should be able to identify and know where they are used; IP addressing and virtualization concepts.

  • Networking Components – NGFW, NGIPS, and Cisco DNA Center
  • WLCs, Access Points, Servers and Endpoints
  • Network Topology Architectures – WAN, Cloud and SOHO
  • Layer 1 Interfaces and Cabling & Physical and Configuration Issues
  • Networking Protocols
  • IP Addressing Basics and Configuration
  • IPv4 Subnetting & IPv6 Addressing and Configuration
  • Virtualization Concepts

Network Access: Explore how network access can be configured, how L2 discovery protocols work, why Spanning Tree Protocol is needed and how wireless networking is set up.

  • Network Access, VLAN Configuration and Interswitch Connectivity
  • L2 Discover Protocols & L2 and L3 EtherChannel Configuration
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Cisco Wireless Architecture and WLAN Components
  • Cisco WLC Configuration and Wireless Management Access

IP Connectivity: Discover the differences between static routing and dynamic routing and when to use each one.

  • Static Routing
  • Dynamic Routing

IP Services: Learn how to configure NAT, NTP, SNMP, SSH, FTP and TFTP. Understand why these are needed and how they are used.

  • Configuring and Verifying NAT
  • NTP, DNS and DHCP
  • SNMP, Syslog and PHB for QoS
  • Configuring SSH, FTP and TFTP

Security Fundamentals: Explore the security concepts and terminology a CCNA professional should be familiar with; the basics of security programs; Cisco’s AAA security model; and the configuration of ACLs, Port Security, DHCP Snooping and DAI.

  • IT Security Concepts
  • Security Program and Password Policy Components
  • AAA Security and VPN Types
  • Configuring and Verifying ACLs
  • Configuring Port Security, DHCP Snooping and DAI

Automation and Programmability: Understand the concepts of automation, network programmability and the SDN Architecture. Learn about APIs, Cisco’s DNA center and configuration management.

  • Automation, Network Programmability and SDN Architectures
  • APIs and Cisco DNA Center
  • Configuration Management and JSON Encoded Data
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Some job titles that use the CCNA certification are Help Desk Technician, Entry-level Network Engineer and Network Support Technician.

It is recommended to have some IP addressing knowledge and an understanding of network fundamentals.

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