Learning Path

MODULE 1 - Beginner

Introduce fundamental networking concepts, basic configuration, and the
fundamentals of IP addressing.

Day 1: Networking Basics

  • Introduction to networking
  • Networking components (computers, routers, switches)
  • Network types: LAN, WAN, MAN, PAN

Day 2: OSI and TCP/IP Models

  • OSI Model: Layers and their functions
  • TCP/IP Model: Layers and corresponding OSI layers

Day 3: Network Topologies and Devices

  • Common network topologies (bus, star, ring, mesh)
  • Networking devices (routers, switches, hubs, bridges, modems)

Day 4: Networking Hardware

  • Detailed study of routers and switches
  • Configuration basics of routers and switches

Day 5: IP Addressing

  • IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes
  • Subnetting basics: IP address, subnet mask, and CIDR notation

Day 6: Practical IP Configuration

  • Configuring IP addresses on routers and switches
  • Basic troubleshooting of IP addressing issues

Day 7: Routing Concepts

  • Static routing vs. dynamic routing
  • Introduction to routing protocols: RIP, OSPF

Day 8: Switching Concepts

  • Layer 2 switching: MAC addresses, VLANs
  • VLAN configuration and management

Day 9: Basic Network Configuration

  • Configuring basic switch and router settings
  • Implementing VLANs and basic routing

Day 10: Lab Session

  • Hands-on labs: Basic configuration of routers and switches
  • Implementing IP addressing and subnetting

Day 11: Troubleshooting Basics

  • Troubleshooting IP addressing issues
  • Troubleshooting connectivity problems

Day 12: Review and Q&A

  • Review key concepts
  • Q&A session, addressing doubts and practical issues

MODULE 2 - intermediate

Expand on the fundamentals, delve into routing protocols, switching concepts,
and network security.

Day 1: Dynamic Routing Protocols

  • Introduction to EIGRP and OSPF
  • Configuration and verification of EIGRP

Day 2: Advanced OSPF Configuration

  • OSPF area concepts, summarization, and route redistribution

Day 3: IP Services

  • DHCP configuration and troubleshooting
  • NAT/PAT concepts and configuration

Day 4: VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Advanced VLAN configuration, VTP, trunking
  • Configuring Inter-VLAN routing

Day 5: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • STP operation, types (PVST+, RSTP)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting STP

Day 6: High Availability and Redundancy

  • HSRP, VRRP, GLBP configuration and troubleshooting

Day 7: Network Security Basics

  • Understanding security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Implementing ACLs (Access Control Lists)

Day 8: Securing Routing and Switching

  • Configuring secure access to network devices
  • Implementing port security and dynamic ARP inspection

Day 9: VPN and Wireless Security

  • VPN concepts and configuration
  • Basic wireless security concepts and configuration

Day 10: Lab Session

  • Hands-on labs: Configuring and troubleshooting routing protocols
  • VLAN and Inter-VLAN routing labs

Day 11: Security Configuration Lab

  • Implementing and testing ACLs, port security, and VPNs

Day 12: Review and Q&A

  • Review key concepts
  • Q&A session, practical troubleshooting and configuration challenges


Master advanced networking concepts, advanced routing and switching, WAN
technologies, and network automation.

Day 1: Advanced Routing Protocols

  • BGP configuration and troubleshooting
  • Redistribution and route maps

Day 2: IPv6 Routing

  • IPv6 addressing and configuration
  • OSPFv3 and EIGRP for IPv6

Day 3: Multicast Routing

  • Introduction to multicast routing (PIM)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting multicast

Day 4: Advanced Switching Concepts

  • VLAN design and troubleshooting
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EtherChannel and LACP

Day 5: WAN Technologies

  • MPLS concepts and configuration
  • Frame Relay, PPP, and other WAN technologies

Day 6: Quality of Service (QoS)

  • QoS principles and configurations
  • Implementing QoS in a network

Day 7: Network Automation Basics

  • Introduction to network automation
  • Scripting basics with Python for network automation

Day 8: Configuration Management

  • Using tools like Cisco DNA Center, Ansible, and Git for configuration

Day 9: Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting methodologies and tools
  • Hands-on troubleshooting scenarios

Day 10: Review Sessions

  • Comprehensive review of all topics covered
  • Hands-on practice labs

Day 11: Mock Exam

  • Taking a mock exam to assess readiness
  • Detailed discussion of mock exam results

Day 12: Final Q&A and Tips

  • Final Q&A session
  • Exam preparation tips and strategies