CCNA4 Connecting Networks

The CCNA 4 Routing and Switching – Connecting Networks course covers fundamental networking concepts and technologies and enables learners to develop the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications. It’s based around WAN technologies and network protocols, such as BGP Protocol. The course enables students to design LANs, select the right network devices and WAN technologies to connect a number of sites using WAN communications. Students will learn how to configure network devices, such as Cisco Routers and Switches, assign IPv4 and IPv6 addresses to network devices, troubleshoot and resolve common issues. Students will also implement Tunnelling between remote LANs, and configure Virtual Private Network (VPN) in a complex network environment.

What I will learn?

Students who complete CCNA4 Connecting Networks course will be able to:

  • Configure WAN technologies using HDLC and PPP Protocols
  • Implement Virtual Private Network (VPN) and tunnelling between remote LANs
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot BGP, EBGP, SNMP Protocols
  • Configure QoS, verify and troubleshoot end-to-end network connectivity, IPv4 and IPv6
  • Apply Access Control List (ACL) and other security measures
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot small and medium-sized networks
Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

Prior completion of CCNA1 Introduction to Networking, CCNA 2 Routing and Switching and CCNA3 Scaling Networks, or equivalent network training is highly recommended to successfully complete CCNA4 Connecting Networks course.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of CCNA4 course will prepare you to do Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching official exam and be Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA), which is a universally recognised qualification and in demand as the industry standard for network administration, network design and troubleshooting.

Recommended follow-up Courses

Doing  the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching official exam is highly recommended.

CCNA4 Connecting Networks
Duration12 Weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceThursday: 6pm - 9pm
As this programme is not government funded additional learning support cannot be provided


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