CCNA7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
This second course in the CCNA curriculum focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Learning components include: 16 modules 14 hands-on labs 31 Cisco Packet Tracer activities 15 videos 19 syntax checkers 1 interactive activity 36 CYU quizzes 16 module exams 5 module group exams 1 final exam
ITN - SRWE - High school reading level - Basic computer literacy, OS and Internet skills
Cisco Certificate of course completion
Required number of optional units
  • DHCPv4 Concepts:  Explain how DHCPv4 operates across multiple LANs.
  • Configure DHCPv4 Server:  Configure a router as a DHCPv4 server.
  • Configure DHCPv4 Client:  Configure a router as a DHCPv4 client.
  • EtherChannel Operation:  Describe EtherChannel technology.
  • Configure EtherChannel:  Configure EtherChannel.
  • Verify and Troubleshoot EtherChannel:  Troubleshoot EtherChannel.
  • Configure a Switch with Initial Settings:  Configure initial settings on a Cisco switch.
  • Configure Switch Ports:  Configure switch ports to meet network requirements.
  • Secure Remote Access:  Configure secure management access on a switch.
  • Basic Router Configuration:  Configure basic settings on a router, using CLI, to route between two directly-connected networks.
  • Verify Directly Connected Networks:  Verify connectivity between two networks that are directly connected to a router.
  • Overview of VLANs:  Explain the purpose of VLANs in a switched network.
  • VLANs in a Multi-Switched Environment:  Explain how a switch forwards frames based on VLAN configuration in a multi-switch environment.
  • VLAN Configuration:  Configure a switch port to be assigned to a VLAN based on requirements. ã 2019 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential Page 4 of 7
  • VLAN Trunks:  Configure a trunk port on a LAN switch.
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol:  Configure Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP).
  • Inter-VLAN Routing Operation: Describe options for configuring inter-VLAN routing.
  • Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing:  Configure router-on-a-stick inter-VLAN routing.
  • Inter-VLAN Routing using Layer 3 Switches:  Configure inter-VLAN routing using Layer 3 switching.
  • Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing: Troubleshoot common inter-VLAN configuration issues
  • Purpose of STP:  Explain common problems in a redundant, L2 switched network.
  • STP Operations:  Explain how STP operates in a simple, switched network.
  • Evolution of STP:  Explain how Rapid PVST+ operates.
  • IPv6 Global Unicast Address Assignment Explain how an IPv6 host can acquire its IPv6 configuration.
  • SLAAC:  Explain the operation of SLAAC. ã 2019 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential Page 5 of 7
  • DHCPv6:  Explain the operation of DHCPv6.
  • Configure DHCPv6 Server:  Configure a stateful and stateless DHCPv6 server.
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocol:  Explain the purpose and operation of first hop redundancy protocols.
  • HSRP:  Explain how HSRP operates.
  • Endpoint Security:  Explain how to use endpoint security to mitigate attacks.
  • Access Control:  Explain how AAA and 802.1x are used to authenticate LAN endpoints and devices.
  • Layer 2 Security Threats:  Identify Layer 2 vulnerabilities.
  • MAC Address Table Attack:  Explain how a MAC address table attack compromises LAN security.
  • LAN Attacks:  Explain how LAN attacks compromise LAN security
  • Implement Port Security:  Implement port security to mitigate MAC address table attacks.
  • Mitigate VLAN Attacks:  Explain how to configure DTP and native VLAN to mitigate VLAN attacks.
  • Mitigate DHCP Attacks:  Explain how to configure DHCP snooping to mitigate DHCP attacks.
  • Mitigate ARP Attacks:  Explain how to configure ARP inspection to mitigate ARP attacks.
  • Mitigate STP Attacks:  Explain how to configure Portfast and BPDU Guard to mitigate STP attacks.
  • Introduction to Wireless:  Describe WLAN technology and standards.
  • Components of WLANs:  Describe the components of a WLAN infrastructure. ã 2019 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential Page 6 of 7
  • WLAN Operation:  Explain how wireless technology enables WLAN operation.
  • CAPWAP Operation:  Explain how a WLC uses CAPWAP to manage multiple APs.
  • Channel Management:  Describe channel management in a WLAN.
  • WLAN Threats:  Describe threats to WLANs.
  • Secure WLANs:  Describe WLAN security mechanisms.
  • Remote Site WLAN Configuration:  Configure a WLAN to support a remote site.
  • Configure a Basic WLC on the WLC:  Configure a WLC WLAN to use the management interface and WPA2 PSK authentication.
  • Configure a WPA2 Enterprise WLAN on the WLC:
  • Configure a WLC WLAN to use a VLAN interface, a DHCP server, and WPA2 Enterprise authentication.
  • Troubleshoot WLAN Issues Troubleshoot common wireless configuration issues.
  • Path determination:  Explain how routers determine the best path.
  • Packet Forwarding:  Explain how routers forward packets to the destination.
  • Basic Router Configuration review:  Configure basic settings on a Cisco IOS router.
  • IP Routing Table:  Describe the structure of a routing table.
  • Static and Dynamic Routing:  Compare static and dynamic routing concepts. 
  • Static Routes:  Describe the command syntax for static routes.
  • Configure IP Static Routes:  Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes.
  • Configure IP Default Static Routes:  Configure IPv4 and IPv6 default static routes.
  • Configure Floating Static Routes: Configure a floating static route to provide a backup connection.
  • Configure Static Host Routes:  Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static host routes that direct traffic to a specific host.
  • Packet Processing with Static Routes:  Explain how a router processes packets when a static route is configured.
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 Static and Default Route Configuration:  Troubleshoot common static and default route configuration issues.
Self study by E-learning
Students study at their convenience remotely without instructor classroom face-to face support. They do practical exercises, take assessments also and end-of-chapter assessments online as well.
At least 70 hours
Description Amount
Fee for course delivery by Self-paced e-learning XAF 60,000
Current Sessions
Title Start date Status
Admissions for self-paced e-learning are available at all times Opened Apply
Blended E-learning and Classroom studies
Trainees have access to online course materials, and also have face-to-face classroom training sessions to boost their e-learning
At least 40 hours e-learning plus 2 months classroom training
Description Amount
IMIT Registration fee XAF 25,000
Fees covering the e-learning facility and face-to-face classroom tutor support. XAF 100,000
Current Sessions
Title Start date Status
E-learning courses are available all the time. Upon payment of the tuition fee, the potential learner is given a login that gives access to all the e-learning resources. Admitted students can choose to start Face-to face, tutor-led classroom training in FEBRUARY, JUNE, or OCTOBER as they find convenient. Opened Apply