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CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Crash Course, Part 1

Published by Pearson

Intermediate content levelIntermediate

Get Ready to Crush the Cisco CCNA R/S 200-125 Exam

The Cisco Certified Network Associate in Routing and Switching (CCNA R/S) certification is one of the most popular certifications in the IT industry. Attainment of this certification not only lets hiring managers know that you’re comfortable working with Cisco routers and switches, but it also enhances and updates your current skill set.

Interestingly, there are two ways to earn your CCNA R/S certification: (1) Pass two individual exams (the CCENT 100-105 and ICND2 200-105 exams) or (2) Pass one composite exam (the CCNA R/S 200-125 exam). This course prepares you for whichever approach (i.e. the one exam or two exam approach) you choose.

Training will be held on:

  • October 16, 18, 23 & 25, 2018

What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

  • Discuss fundamental networking concepts (e.g. devices, protocols, IP addressing, and cloud resources).
  • Configure a Cisco Catalyst switch with features such as: VLANs, trunking, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and EtherChannel.
  • Explain routing theory, and configure routing protocols including: RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.
  • Identify options for wide area network (WAN) connectivity (e.g. PPP, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, and VPN).
  • Troubleshoot common network issues (e.g. mismatched duplex, improper IP addressing, and misconfigured features).
  • Select appropriate services for a given network design scenario (e.g. DHCP, HSRP, NAT, NTP, and QoS).
  • Protect your routers and switches from attack using a collection of security features (e.g. port security, 802.1x, and ACLs).
  • Manage your network by leveraging network management protocols and services (e.g. CDP, LLDP, Syslog, SNMP, and Cisco IP SLA).
  • Describe how Software Defined Networking (SDN) is causing a major shift in the IT industry and how Cisco’s APIC-EM SDN controller can be used to manage multiple network devices from a single point of administration.

This live event is for you because...

  • This training prepares certification candidates for either the Cisco CCNA R/S (200-125) composite exam or the CCENT (100-105) and ICND2 (200-105) individual exams.
  • This training equips network professionals with the fundamental skills required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern Cisco networks.


  • Since this is an introductory-level course in networking, the only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of what a network is and a desire to learn more.

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance:

This training covers the core topics in the CCNA R/S curriculum. To round out the remaining topics in the curriculum, attendees will be required to view assigned sections of the CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Complete Video Course, available on Safari at:

Although not required, attendees will benefit by having access to their own Cisco routers and switches. If physical routers and switches are not available, attendees can use a network simulator such as Pearson’s CCNA R/S 200-125 Network Simulator (available at: ) or a network emulator such as VIRL (available at: ).


If an attendee has no experience working with networking technologies, they could benefit by viewing the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 Complete Video course, available on Safari at:


The time frames are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing.

Day 1

Segment 1: Fundamentals of Networking (2hrs)

  • Instructor will discuss network components, cloud resources, network cabling, basic troubleshooting, and IPv4/IPv6 addressing.
  • Attendees will participate in in-class IP addressing exercises.

Segment 2: LAN Switching (2hrs)

  • Instructor will demonstrate the configuration of various features on Cisco Catalyst switches.
  • Attendees will participate in an in-class Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) exercise.

Day 2

Segment 3: IP Routing (3hrs)

  • Instructor will demonstrate the configuration of various features on Cisco routers.
  • Instructor will demonstrate the configuration of the RIPv2, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols.

Segment 4: Wide Area Networks (WANs) (1hr)

  • Instructor will contrast various options for WAN connectivity.
  • Attendees will understand how to perform a basic BGP configuration.

Day 3

Segment 5: Network Services (2hrs)

  • Instructor will contrast various network services, including: DHCP, HSRP, NAT, and NTP
  • Attendees will be able select appropriate quality of service (QoS) tools for a given design scenario.

Segment 6: Securing Network Devices (2hrs)

  • Instructor will contrast various approaches to securing a network.
  • Attendees will be able to configure access control lists (ACLs) to prevent unwanted traffic from entering a network.

Day 4

Segment 7: Network Management (3.5hrs)

  • Instructor will explain the operation of a variety of network management protocols, including: CDP, LLDP, Syslog, SNMP, and Cisco IP SLA.
  • Attendees will understand the boot sequence of a Cisco router and be able to recover a lost router password.
  • Attendees will be able to troubleshoot common network issues, using tools such as: Ping, Traceroute, and Local SPAN.
  • The instructor will introduce the concept of Software Defined Networking (SDN), along with a description of various SDN solutions available from Cisco.

Segment 8: Final Preparation (30mins)

  • Instructor will explain the procedure of registering for a Cisco certification exam.
  • Attendees will be equipped with study strategies and a collection of best practice recommendations for their exam day.

Your Instructor

  • Kevin Wallace

    Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 No. 7945 (Collaboration and Route/Switch), is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI No. 20061), and he has earned multiple Cisco professional and associate-level certifications in the Route/Switch, Collaboration, Security, Design, and Data Center tracks. With Cisco experience dating back to 1989, Kevin has been a Network Design Specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort, an instructor of Cisco courses for Cisco Learning Partners (CLPs), and a Network Manager for Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, Kevin produces video courses and writes books for Cisco Press/Pearson IT Certification ( Also, he owns and operates Kevin Wallace Training, LLC (, a provider of self-paced training materials that simplify networking topics. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and he lives in central Kentucky with his wife (Vivian) and two daughters (Sabrina and Stacie).