Earn Your CCNA Certification

Becoming a Cisco® Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) proves your skills and knowledge in today’s IT networking technologies. If you’re looking to advance your career as a network administrator, this 100% online course will prepare you to take and pass the CCNA 220-301 exam.

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Cisco CCNA Certification Training FAQs

The IT industry evolves rapidly. To keep pace, you need to stay on top of the latest networking technologies. The Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification proves that you have core networking skills and sets you on the path to advancing your IT career.

The CCNA 220-301 covers today’s most applicable associate-level networking skills. The main subject areas covered on the CCNA 220-301 are:

  • Network fundamentals
  • Network access
  • IP connectivity
  • IP services
  • Security fundamentals
  • Automation and programmability

The latest version of the CCNA exam was released in February 2020. The CCNA 220-301 is a single, comprehensive exam that replaced the following CCNA specialty exams:

  • CCNA Cloud
  • CCNA Collaboration
  • CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA Industrial
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNA Service Provider
  • CCNA Wireless
  • CCDA

There’s more to earning your CCNA certification than passing the test. Becoming a Cisco® Certified Network Associate is an important step to building your IT skill set. To pass the exam, you have to master a broad range of networking essentials, in addition to security, automation, and programmability. Moreover, CCNA certification is widely seen as the first step to earning more advanced IT certifications.

Cisco CCNA Certification Training Objectives

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you should have previous experience working with networking fundamentals and IP addressing prior to taking the CCNA exam. This course is 100% online. You can start anytime.


  • Networking
  • Ethernet LANS
  • VLANS and STP
  • IPV4 Addressing
  • IPV4 Routing
  • OSPF
  • IPV6
  • Wireless LANS
  • Access Control Lists
  • Security
  • IP Services
  • Network Archeticture
  • Automation


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