Cisco released an updated version of this exam. If you'd like to prepare for the newest version of the exam, please watch our Cisco CCNA (200-301) course.
In this entry-level Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching training, Jeremy Cioara covers the objectives in the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 exams, the two required exams to earn the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.
After completing this CCNA R&S training, you'll be fully prepared to take the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 2014 you'll also be better prepared to step into more senior network administrator roles.
Jeremy recommends the following equipment to use with this CCNA training:
GNS3 emulated environment
Cisco 2600 series router
Cisco 2950 or 3550 (ideal) switch
For anyone who leads a technology team, this CCNA R&S training can be used for ICND1 and ICND2 exam prep, on-boarding new network professionals, or as part of a team training plan.
200-105 ICND2: What You Need to Know
This CCNA Routing and Switching training steps through the 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 exam objectives and covers topics including:
- Fundamentals of networks, IP, Cisco networks, iOS, switching, and routing
- Network hardware and software needed for routing and switching
- Routing protocols such as OSPF and EIGRP for IP networks
- Device configuration and management
- Wide Area Networks (WAN)
- The importance of Quality of Server (QoS) and QoS tools
- Monitoring tools
Who Should Take 100-105 ICND1 and 200-105 ICND2 Training?
This 200-105 ICND2 course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with routing and switching and experienced network technicians looking to validate their Cisco skills.
New network technicians. Cisco designed the CCNA exam to validate all the knowledge a networking professional learns in their first year on the job. However, there are considerable differences between the first year at a large, complex network and a small business network. Depending on the size of your network, some of this material may be review — or brand new. In either case, develop good study habits, use network simulators, and watch all 149 videos in this CCNA training and you’ll do fine.
Experienced network technicians. Jeremy designed this CCNA R&S training for network technicians who already took the ICND1 course. If you already have a few years of experience as a networking professional, you should start here. The CCNA exam is a broad overview of routing and switching topics. If you have more than a few years of experience, earning your CCNA is a great decision and a good way to validate everything you’ve learned already.