Course Details

  • CCNAv7: Switching, covers the second course in the CCNA curriculum focuses on switching technologies to support small-to-medium business networks. Students learn key networking concepts including: VLANs administration, STP, EtherChannel, Switching security, DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. They can perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and optimise switches performance in LANs.
    • Configure VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing applying security best practices.
    • Troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing on Layer 3 devices.
    • Configure redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
    • Troubleshoot EtherChannel on switched networks.
    • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
    • Configure dynamic address allocation in IPv6 networks.

  • There are no formal requirements for this Cisco Networking course, but you should ideally have Level 2 qualifications (or equivalent) in English and Maths to gain the most from the programme and have gained industry experience or Course CCNA1 version 7 or version 6.

  • Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll complete a number of online tests in class, one final online exam, and one final work-based practical exam.
    Once you have completed all courses in the curriculum you will be fully prepared for the professional exam 200-301 (taken separately at a testing facility).

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can progress on to our CCNA3-Routing, Wireless and Security Essentials Course.
    The CCNAv7 helps students develop workforce readiness skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers.

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