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United Kingdom

CCNA 200-125 Exam Preparation | College of Contract Management

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CCNA 200-125 Programme


CCNA 200-125 Programme


Live Online Programme
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 200-125, ICND1 100-105 and ICND2 200-205 Syllabus
Total Course Fee – £690
No. of Lessons – 8
Duration 8 Weeks – Part-time


Cisco is a trusted leader in networking technology and the Certification provided by the Cisco CCNA Programme is recognised internationally. Any Cisco certification obtained will therefore always be an investment in your IT career. Companies using Cisco routers and switches will often seek out Network Engineers or other IT professionals who hold CCNA certification. The CCNA certification is also required in order to progress to other Cisco certifications, such as the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) which is at a more advanced level and demand an even higher salary than the CCNA.

Our live online CCNA course will teach you how to install, configure, implement, operate, analyse network security, manage online threats, optimise wireless and network performance, troubleshoot routed and switched networks and implement and verify connections to remote sites in a WAN (Wide Area Network). Above all, it will teach you everything you need to know in order to pass your CCNA exams.

Our CCNA programme consists of 8 live online lessons which take place out of normal working hours, therefore allowing you to learn while you earn.

There are two certified courses included in this programme:
1. 100-105: ICND1
2. 200-205: ICND2
These 2 certificates together will give you the full CCNA 200-125 Certification.

A CCNA certification is valid for three years, after which time it will then be necessary for you to re-certify. At this point or sooner, you may choose to progress to the next tier of Cisco certification, the most popular being CCNP.

Key Benefits

  • Give yourself the best possible chance of passing your CCNA exams.
  • Enjoy new employment or promotion opportunities and the correspondingly higher salary that comes with CCNA certification.
  • Get a strong skills base and understanding of Cisco networking that you can then apply to your current and future jobs.
  • Stand out to your employer as having the initiative and drive to push your career forward for the benefit of yourself and the company.
  • Qualify to later progress to higher Cisco qualifications and in turn, earn even more money.

Why choose us?

  • Manageable timetable that doesn’t interfere with your work life.
  • All lectures are delivered live in order to provide you with an interactive, classroom-like experience. Therefore, you can ask your lecturer questions in real-time and discuss topics with your classmates.
  • We record all our lectures so that even if you miss one you can catch up. The live online lectures are generally held at weekends.
  • We use a virtual study platform called Moodle to help you organise your studies.
  • Real lecturers from British universities teach you, thus giving you the highest quality of education an online course can offer.
  • The College of Contract Management is accredited by the CIOB, CMI, CICES, CIArb and Pearson Education, among others.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Networking Fundamentals

Lesson 2: Cisco Internetworking Operating System

Lesson 3: Managing Cisco Devices

Lesson 4: Security and Routing Protocols

Lesson 5: Wide Area Networks

Lesson 6: Evolution of Intelligent Networks

Lesson 7: Lab work Phase 1

Lesson 8: Lab work Phase 2

For each lesson, there will be an assignment with a submission deadline.


Lesson 1: Networking Fundamentals

Section 1

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Theoretical models
  • Cabling
  • TIA/EIA 568A and 568B Standard
  • Fibre Optic Cabling Standards
  • Internetworking Devices
    • Hubs
    • Bridges and Switches
    • Routers
  • Ethernet Networks
    • CSMA/CD
    • Broadcast Domains
    • Collision Domains

Section 3

  • IPv4 Addressing
    • Classes of IPv4 Addresses
    • Private IPv4 Addresses
  • Subnetting IPv4 Addresses
    • Class A
    • Class B
    • Class C

Section 4

  • Variable Length Subnetmasking
  • Route Summarisation
  • Wildcard Mask


Lesson 2: Cisco Internetworking Operating System

Section 5

  • The IOS User Interface
  • Navigating the CLI
  • Administrative Commands
    • Router and Switch
  • Configuring and Turning on an interface on a router
  • How to view your configuration
    • NVRAM
    • RAM
  • Saving and Erasing your configuration

Section 6

  • Internal components of a Router
  • Routers Boot Sequence
  • Backing up and restoring
    • The startup-configuration file
    • The IOS

Section 7

  • Configuring a DHCP Server on a router
  • Using the IP helper-address
  • Using Telnet
  • Using SSH

Section 8

  • Resolving Hostnames
    • Using DNS
    • Using Host tables
  • Using the Debug command to troubleshoot


Lesson 3: Managing Cisco Devices

Section 9

  • Managing Cisco configuration Register
    • The configuration Register
      • 0x2142
      • 0x2102
      • 0x2100
    • Viewing the Registry within the router
    • Bypassing NVRAM

Section 10

  • The Basics of IP Routing
    • How does the routing process work?
    • Configuring IP routing
      • Default Routing
      • Static Routing
      • Dynamic Routing
        • RIPv2

Section 11

  • Switching Services
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switches
  • VLANs
    • Creating VLANs
    • Assigning VLANs
  • Port Types
    • Dynamic Auto
    • Access Ports
    • Trunked Ports

Section 12

  • Routing between VLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol or STP
    • Root Bridge Election
    • Portfast
    • STP Mode
  • Switchport Security
    • MAC Sticky
    • Maximum MAC address allowed
    • Violation rules
  • Virtual Trunking Protocol
    • Viewing VTP
    • Revision Number
    • Switch Operating Mode
      • Server
      • Client
      • Transparent
    • VTP Domains
    • Frame Tagging


Lesson 4: Security and Routing Protocols

Section 13

  • Firewalls
  • Introduction to Access-List
    • How they work
    • Standard ACL
    • Extended ACL
    • Named ACL
    • Assigning ACLs
      • To an Interface
      • To a Line

Section 14

  • EIGRP and its features
  • Configuring EIGRP
    • Basic Configuration for IPv4
    • Advanced Configurations for IPv4
      • Topology Table
        • Successor Routes
        • Feasible Successor
      • Using the Variance command
    • EIGRP for IPv6

Section 15

  • OSPF Basics
    • OSPF Terminology
    • OSPF Operations
    • OSPF LSAs
  • Configuring OSPF
    • Basic OSPF for IPv4
    • Multi-Area OSPF for IPv4
      • Virtual Links
      • Redistribution
    • OSPFv3 for IPv6
  • OSPF DR and BDR
    • The Election Process
    • Configuring Loopback addresses
    • Changing the priority number on an interface

Section 16

  • Troubleshooting IP, IPv6 and VLANs
    • Using IP SLA


Lesson 5: Wide Area Networks

Section 17

  • Introduction to Wan
    • Terminology
    • Connection types
    • Cabling a WAN

Section 18

  • Introduction to Network Address Translation
    • Terminology
    • Types of NAT
    • How NAT works
  • Configuring NAT Overload
  • Troubleshooting NAT Overload

Section 19

  • Understanding the HDLC protocol
  • Introduction to PPP
    • PPP Session establishment
    • PPP authentication types
  • Configuring PPP
  • GRE Tunnels
    • Understanding the GRE concepts
    • Configuring GRE
  • eBGP Routing Protocol
    • configuring basic eBGP

Section 20

  • Mitigate threats at the Access Layer
    • Radius
    • TACACS+
  • Monitoring your network
    • Using SNMP
    • Using SYSLOG
  • Redundancy Protocol
    • Using the HSRP protocol


Lesson 6: Evolution of Intelligent Networks

 Section 21

  • Switch Stacking
  • Cloud computing
    • SaaS
    • IaaS
    • PaaS

Section 22

  • Application Programming Interfaces or APIs
    • Southbound
    • Northbound
  • Cisco APIC-EM

Section 23

  • QoS Service
    • Classification and Markings
    • Policing, Shaping and Re-Marking
    • Tools for Managing congestion


Lesson 7: Lab Work Phase 1

Section 24

  • Configuring a Three Router lab with Switches and PC’s
    • Configure all Administrative commands
    • Create your own Private IP scheme
    • Verify connectivity to your Gateway

Section 25

  • Configure RIPv2 on all Routers
  • Verify RIPv2 is working
  • Telnet and SSH into your routers

Section 26

  • Configure EIGRP Single Autonomous Systems
    • Topology will be given
    • Change the path of the packet using the bandwidth command
    • Load balance between links using the variance command

Section 27

  • Configure OSPF single Area
    • Topology will be given
    • Change Administrative Distance
  • Configure Multi-Area OSPF
    • Topology will be given
    • Verify that OSPF is working
  • Configure OSPF in Multi-Access Network
    • Manipulate the DR and BDR Election using the Priority command


Lesson 8: Lab Work Phase 2

 Section 28

  • Configure VLANs on Switches
    • Topology will be given
  • Assign VLANs to Ports
  • Create a VTP domain name
  • Trunk appropriate ports

Section 29

  • Change the STP priority number to zero on the required switch
  • Change all switches to Rapid PVST
  • Turn off STP on active access ports
  • Turn on BPDUGUARD on active access ports
  • Turn on Switchport security
    • Use the Sticky command
    • Allow only one MAC address
    • The action if violated should be to shut down the port

Section 30

  • Configure NAT Overload
    • Topology will be given
  • Create an access-list
    • Topology will be given
    • The access-list must allow one user web access to the www server using port 80
    • All others must be denied port 80, but nothing else
    • All other traffic is permitted

Section 31

  • Configure PPP protocol
    • Topology will be given
    • You must configure authentication for PPP


This course is ideal for, but not limited to, professionals who wish to progress their careers in the following job roles:

  • IT Security Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Consultant
  • IT Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Sales Account Management

Learners will require a basic knowledge of using computers, however, there are no other requirements necessary in order to take the course.

Course Delivery

  • Upon payment, we will give you access to Moodle. This will be your course hub, from here you can access your lectures, lecture recordings, timetable, course materials and messages.
  • We will send you a link every week to the latest live online lecture.
  • Your lecturer will deliver interactive live online lectures using shared-screen software.
  • You can speak to your classmates during the lecture and add them as Friends on Moodle.
  • Towards the end each module you will be required to complete a written assignment.

Period of Study

You will be invited to 1-2 live online lectures per week over the course of 8 weeks. Each lecture will last 2 hours.

Fees and Payment Plans

Full Payment


The fee does not include any CCNA exam fees.

Weekly Direct Debit

We also offer a weekly direct debit payment option, however, please note that the total amount payable via this option will be higher than if full payment is made at the outset.

The direct debit payable per week would be £94 for a total period of 8 weeks.

Course Administrator

Chris Munns
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 481681
Email: [email protected]