Pitman Training

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Series CCNA (P1 & P2)

Course Outline

The Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part 1 and 2 brought to you by Pitman Training is the course for you if you are looking to pass the Cisco CCNA exam and build a career in network management or support in a Cisco environment.

This course provides knowledge and skills to make connections to remote sites via a WAN, understand basic security threats and the requirements for wireless network access. It covers the use of these protocols: IP, EIGRP, Frame Relay, RIPv2, VLANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs).

Upon completion you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate* and you’ll have all the necessary training you need to go on to complete the Cisco CCNA exams – which will enable you to demonstrate to employers that you have the necessary skills to do the job.

What’s more, with this accreditation on your CV, you’ll be able to increase your earning potential working within a thriving IT networking department.


• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

• Gain a competitive edge with the Cisco CCENT and Cisco CCNA exams.

• Increased earning potential

• LearnKey courses meet the requirements to pass 640-822 ICND1® and 640-816 ICND2®.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

To learn how to install, repair, upgrade, configure, optimise and troubleshoot on PCs and operating systems.

This course is for anyone wishing to pursue a career in network management/network support.

There are two parts to this course with 4 or 5 sessions in each: – 

Part I

Session 1: Introduction, Computer Networking Concepts, Overview of OSI Model and TCP/IP, TCP/IP Transport and Applications, Modern Ethernet LANs, Ethernet Frame Structure, Conversions.

Session 2: Wide Area Networks, WAN Concepts, Transmission Protocols, WAN Configuration, Connecting to a Network, Topologies, Shared Networking.

Session 3: Communications, IP Addressing, Subnetting, Routers, IP Routing Concepts, Static IP Routing, Dynamic Routing.

Session 4: RIP Protocol, Troubleshooting RIP, Routers and IOS, IOS Access Commands, Basic IOS Commands, IOS Maintenance Commands, ID and Interface Commands, Troubleshooting IP Routing.

Session 5: LAN Devices, Ethernet Switch Configuration, Catalyst Switches, Ethernet Switch, Fundamentals of Wireless LAN, Wireless LAN Security, Wireless LAN Configurations, Network Environment Management, Network Security.

Part II

Session 1: Introduction, VLAN and Trunking, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Configuring and Verifying VLANs, Configuring VLAN Trunking, Configuring and Verifying VTP, Troubleshooting VTP, Implementing Switch Security.

Session 2: Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements, Rapid STP, Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus, VLSM and Route Summarisation, Manual Route Summarisation, Autosummarisation, Running IPv6, Technological Requirements for IPv6, Resolving IP Addressing Problems.

Session 3: Routing Protocols, Open Shortest Path First, Enhanced IGRP, Verifying Connectivity, Troubleshooting Routing, Implementing Basic Router Security.

Session 4: Access Control Lists, Configuring ACLs, Monitoring ACL Configuration, Access List Troubleshooting, Network Address Translation, Fundamentals of Frame Relay, Point-to-Point Protocol, Virtual Private Networks, WAN Implementation Issues.

This course will take you around 15 hours to complete.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Routing and Switching Fundamentals Series CCNA course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Routing and Switching Fundamentals Series CCNA course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

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