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Becoming a Cisco CCNA Certified IT Professional

As a Cisco training center, Asher College can help you get trained and CCNA-certified right on our campus. Prove to employers that you have the IT network skills to help keep their networks safe, secure, and running smoothly. Cisco’s CCNA Certification does just that.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification

Becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) means that you’ve mastered the fundamentals of network setup, maintenance, and repair. The courses that lead to this certification are part of our Network Support Specialist program or an elective in our Network and Computer Systems Administrator certification or degree program.

Asher College’s CCNA certification preparation is broken into 2 courses.

  • Advanced Level Networking 1 and Advanced Level Networking 2.

In these courses, students will learn and develop skills in the following areas.

  • Identify the importance of automation in network management
  • Define the key elements used to create controller-based and software defined
  • Discuss the benefits of implementing Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  • Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs
  • Compare and contrast the benefits of using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and JSON

After completing the course, the exam can be administered at Asher College or an approved Pearson Vue facility. Successfully passing the exam leads to the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification from CISCO.

Prerequisites: CompTIA Network+ or Industry experience determined by meeting an instructor.

CCNA Certification

CCNA certification proves you have what it takes to navigate the ever-changing landscape of IT. CCNA exam covers networking fundamentals, IP services, security fundamentals, automation and programmability. Designed for agility and versatility, CCNA validates that you have the skills required to manage and optimize today’s most advanced networks.

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In these units, students will learn and develop skills in the following areas.

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Identify the key concepts behind the OSI Model
Identify the physical devices operating at each level of the OSI model and how they contribute to network communications
Discuss the benefits and limitations of current network topology architectures
Compare physical interface and cabling types
Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
Configure and verify IP parameters for common client operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
Knowledge of virtualization

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Configure and verify network connectivity models including VLANs, interswitch connectivity, Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP, LACP, and Spanning Tree Protocol
Describe the differences and benefits of implementing Cisco Wireless Architectures versus AP modes
Identify and discuss physical infrastructure connections including AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG
Configure and observe AP and WLC management access connections including Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console, and TACACS+/RADIUS
Configure troubleshoot the components of a wireless LAN access

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Identify and describe the elements of routing table
Describe how a router makes a forwarding decision based on the configured protocols and observe the default behaviors
Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
Configure and verify single area OSPFv2

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Configure and verify a variety of IP services, including NAT, NTP, DCHP, DNS, SNMP, QoS, SSH, and TFTP/FTP
Configure and use Syslog features including facilities and levels to monitor and manage a network

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Discuss key security concepts including authentication, authorization, and accounting concepts
Configure and test security elements including password policies, VPN connections, access control lists, DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection, and port security
Configure a WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Identify the importance of automation in network management
Define the key elements used to create controller-based and software defined
Discuss the benefits of implementing Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
Describe characteristics of REST-based APIs
Compare and contrast the benefits of using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and JSON

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Get the hands-on training you need to transform your career goals into reality. Asher College's courses were designed in consultation with industry professionals so that you get the core skills employers demand

Market-Driven Education

We have an advisory board that helps shape our curriculum. This allows us to alter the curriculum based on recommendations from employers who hire our graduates.

Classes Start Every 2-4 Weeks

Don’t wait around to enroll — our courses begin every 2-4 weeks so you can start your program as soon as you’re ready. Begin your path to a new career quickly with Asher College.

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We’re a small college, which makes Asher feel like an extended family. Each instructor and faculty member will get to know you by name and help you along the way.

I couldn't have done it without Asher. The instructors are brilliant. They have no problems answering any questions... I can't convey how grateful I am for Asher College coming into my life.

- Ervin Reed, Associate of Applied Science in Computer Specialist and Networking

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