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Cisco NetAcad: CCNAv7 Routing & Switching - Module 2 - Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

Self-taught course


CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) delves further into the world of networking with the second CCNA course in a 3-course series. This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. Recommended preparation: CCNA v7: Introduction to Networks or having equivalent knowledge. Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing. Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer. Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Completion of Cisco NetAcad: CCNAv7 Routing & Switching - Module 1 - Introduction to Networks.


By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Configure Ethernet switch ports.
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Implement static routing.
  • Implement DHCP on a router.
  • Implement network address translation (NAT).
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic.
How to book

To book on this course use the click on the Book a place (provisional) button. Once the request has been received a Cisco Networking Academy account will be created in your name should you not already have one. You will receive an email containing a link to activate your registration. Thereafter your account will be assigned to the course. For step by step instructions on this process please refer to the online instructions.

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