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Cisco CCNA Dual Certification Training Boot Camp

Prepare for the Cisco CCNA and Certified CyberOps Associate Exams


cisco certifiedGet hands-on experience as you build your knowledge of networking and network security. This seven-day online boot camp, powered by Infosec, an industry leader in cybersecurity training, will teach you the ins and outs of installing, configuring, and operating network devices based on Cisco best practices while preparing you to earn two in-demand Cisco certifications: CCNA (200-301) and CyberOps Associate.



cisco cyberopsYou will have unlimited practice exam attempts and both certification exam vouchers included with your boot camp. Besides learning from industry experts with over 10 years of relevant experience, you can review boot camp materials and replay daily video lessons for a year and advance your skills with a yearlong Infosec Skills subscription, featuring access to hundreds of additional on-demand courses and hands-on labs.


“We had exactly what was needed to prepare us for our exams. The instructor was great. You could tell he loves teaching and was able to keep your attention and get the class to understand the material. I would recommend him as a teacher for CCNA to anyone.”


  • Online, immersive format
  • 7 days of live, expert-led training
  • Learn in a cohort of peers
  • Limited seats per session

There are no prerequisites to enroll, however, it is recommended that you are familiar with networking topics like TCP/IP, IP configuration, peer-to-peer networking, subnetting, building a routing table, and other network protocols, standards, and architecture.


This boot camp is designed for current IT professionals, including network engineers and administrators, systems engineers and administrators, IT managers/directors, or anyone interested in building their network knowledge and skills.

In our Cisco CCNA Associate and CyberOps Associate Training Boot Camp, you will learn:

Cisco CCNA (200-301)

  • Make appropriate decisions concerning the implementation of hardware and configuration based on ISR routers and switches running Cisco IOS
  • Proficiently administer Cisco routers
  • Install, configure and maintain dependable, functional networks
  • Properly identify protocols involving
  • Cisco networking devices
  • Troubleshoot general network and security issues
  • Successfully operate routers and switched LAN networks
  • Follow enterprise network design principles
  • Understand routing protocols design considerations (OSPF and EIGRP)

Cisco CyberOps Associate

  • Security concepts
  • Security monitoring
  • Host-based analysis
  • Network intrusion analysis
  • Security policies and procedures

  • Cisco CCNA (200-301)
A. Network Fundamentals
  1. Role and function of network components
  2. Characteristics of network topology architectures
  3. Compare and contrast network topologies
  4. Physical interface and cabling types
  5. Interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, mismatch duplex, and/or speed)
  6. TCP and UDP
  7. Configuring and verifying IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  8. The need for private IPv4 addressing
  9. Configuring and verifying IPv6 addressing and prefix
  10. IPv6 address types
  11. Verifying IP parameters for client OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  12. Wireless principles
  13. Virtualization fundamentals (virtual machines)
  14. Switching concepts

B. Network Access

  1. Configuring and verifying VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
  2. Configuring and verifying interswitch connectivity
  3. Configuring and verifying Layer 2 discovery protocols (Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP)
  4. Configuring and verifying (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel (LACP)
  5. The need for and basic operations of Rapid PVST+ Spanning Tree Protocol
  6. Cisco Wireless Architectures and AP modes
  7. Physical infrastructure connections of WLAN
  8. Components (AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, and LAG)
  9. AP and WLC management access connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console and TACACS+/RADIUS)
  10. Configuring the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only such as WLAN creation, security settings, QoS profiles and advanced WLAN settings

C. IP Connectivity

  1. Components of routing table
  2. Determining how a router makes a forwarding decision by default
  3. Configuring and verifying IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  4. Configuring and verifying single area OSPFv2
  5. The purpose of first hop redundancy protocol

D. IP Services

  1. Configuring and verifying inside source NAT using static and pools
  2. Configuring and verifying NTP operating in a client and server mode
  3. Role of DHCP and DNS within the network
  4. Function of SNMP in network operations
  5. Use of syslog features including facilities and levels
  6. Configuring and verifying DHCP client and relay
  7. Understanding the forwarding per-hop behavior (PHB) for QoS such as classification, marking, queuing, congestion, policing, shaping
  8. Configuring network devices for remote access using SSH
  9. Capabilities and function of TFTP/FTP in the network

E. Security Fundamentals

  1. Key security concepts (threats, vulnerabilities, exploits and mitigation techniques)
  2. Security program elements (user awareness, training, and physical access control)
  3. Configuring device access control using local passwords
  4. Security password policies elements: management, complexity, and password alternatives (multifactor authentication, certificates, and biometrics)
  5. Remote access and site-to-site VPNs
  6. Configuring and verifying access control lists
  7. Configuring Layer 2 security features (DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection and port security)
  8. Authentication, authorization, and accounting
  9. Wireless security protocols (WPA, WPA2 and WPA3)
  10. Configuring WLAN using WPA2 PSK using the GUI

F. Automation and Programmability

  1. How automation impacts network management
  2. Traditional networks vs. controller-based networking
  3. Controller-based and software defined architectures (overlay, underlay and fabric)
  4. Traditional campus device management vs. Cisco DNA Center enabled device management
  5. Characteristics of REST-based APIs (CRUD, HTTP verbs and data encoding)
  6. Capabilities of configuration management mechanisms Puppet, Chef and Ansible
  7. Interpreting JSON encoded data


  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate (200-201)

G. Security Concepts
  1. Describe the CIA triad
  2. Compare security deployments
  3. Describe security terms
  4. Compare security concepts
  5. Describe the principles of the defense-in-depth strategy
  6. Compare access control models
  7. Describe terms as defined in CVSS
  8. Identify the challenges of data visibility (network, host, and cloud) in detection
  9. Identify potential data loss from provided traffic profiles
  10. Interpret the 5-tuple approach to isolate a compromised host in a grouped set of logs
  11. Compare rule-based detection vs. behavioral and statistical detection

H. Security Monitoring

  1. Compare attack surface and vulnerability
  2. Identify the types of data provided by these technologies
  3. Describe the impact of these technologies on data visibility
  4. Describe the uses of these data types in security monitoring
  5. Describe network attacks, such as protocol based, denial of service, distributed denial of service and man-in-the-middle
  6. Describe web application attacks, such as SQL injection, command injections and crosssite scripting
  7. Describe social engineering attacks
  8. Describe endpoint-based attacks, such as buffer overflows, command and control (C2), malware and ransomware
  9. Describe evasion and obfuscation techniques, such as tunneling, encryption and proxies
  10. Describe the impact of certificates on security (includes PKI, public/private crossing the network, asymmetric/symmetric)
  11. Identify the certificate components in a given scenario
  12. Cipher-suite
I. Host-Based Analysis
  1. Describe the functionality of these endpoint technologies in regard to security monitoring
  2. Identify components of an operating system (such as Windows and Linux) in a given scenario
  3. Describe the role of attribution in an investigation
  4. Identify type of evidence used based on provided logs
  5. Compare tampered and untampered disk image
  6. Interpret operating system, application, or command line logs to identify an event
  7. Interpret the output report of a malware analysis tool (such as a detonation chamber or sandbox)

J. Network Intrusion Analysis

  1. UMap the provided events to source technologies
  2. Compare impact and no impact
  3. Compare deep packet inspection with packet filtering and stateful firewall operation
  4. Compare inline traffic interrogation and taps or traffic monitoring
  5. Compare the characteristics of data obtained from taps or traffic monitoring and transactional data (NetFlow) in the analysis of network traffic
  6. Extract files from a TCP stream when given a PCAP file and Wireshark
  7. Identify key elements in an intrusion from a given PCAP file
  8. Interpret the fields in protocol headers as related to intrusion analysis
  9. Interpret common artifact elements from an event to identify an alert
  10. Interpret basic regular expressions

K. Security Policies and Procedures

  1. Describe management concepts
  2. Describe the elements in an incident response plan as stated in NIST.SP800-61
  3. Apply the incident handling process (such as NIST.SP800-61) to an event
  4. Map elements to these steps of analysis based on the NIST.SP800-61
  5. Map the organization stakeholders against the NIST IR categories (CMMC, NIST.SP800-61)
  6. Describe concepts as documented in NIST.SP800-86
  7. Identify these elements used for network profiling
  8. Identify these elements used for server profiling
  9. Identify protected data in a network
  10. Classify intrusion events into categories as defined by security models, such as Cyber Kill Chain
  11. Model and Diamond Model of Intrusion
  12. Describe the relationship of SOC metrics to scope analysis (time to detect, time to contain, time to respond, time to control)

Boot camps are led by instructors that have years of industry experience and are recognized as subject matter experts.


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FAQs About Cisco CCNA Dual Certification Boot Camp

The CCNA certification is one of the most highly respected entry-level certifications in the IT field. Earning this certification will prove to employers and peers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to manage small to medium-sized operations in real life situations as a networking professional.

There are no formal requirements you need to meet before earning your CCNA certification, but it is advised to have at least two years of professional networking experience. You should be familiar with networking foundations such as TCP/IP, peer-to-peer networking, IP configuration, subnetting, and building a routing table, as well as other network protocols, architecture, and standards.

In addition to receiving live, expert-led training from an active professional in the field, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in our unique Networking Cyber Range. Prepare to successfully pass the CCNA and CCNA Cyber Ops exams with Cisco-certified materials and receive exam vouchers as part of your enrollment.

Professionals who earn the CCNA credential often work as network engineers, system administrators, technical support engineers, computer systems analysts, and other common networking roles.

The CCNA is among the most sought-after certifications in the industry, and job listings requesting it have been steadily increasing in recent years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that job opportunities for computer and IT professionals will grow by 13% by 2030. Getting certified will give you a competitive edge over other applicants.


Registration and Enrollment

This course is a self-paced course that can be completed 100% online. Open enrollment means that you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

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