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AITA offers training on variety of Cisco Global Certification Programs. We provide training on Routing and Switching, Security and Data Center technologies. We provide training starting from the entry level for the beginners (CCENT) to advanced level for the professionals in the industry. Cisco training and certification has become essential for anyone looking for better opportunities.

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CCNA Routing and Switching

Overview

CCNA Routing and Switching certification will not only prepare you with the knowledge of foundation technologies, but ensure you stay relevant with skill sets needed for the adoption of next generation technologies.

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites

Training and Certifications

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

The course provides the foundation knowledge of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching and introduces advanced technologies. Topics include the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

The course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key topics include QoS elements, virtualized and cloud services, along with controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX)

This is a composite course derived from ICND1 and ICND2 content merged into a single training course.

 

CCNP Routing and Switching

Overview

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification can act as a prerequisite.

Training and Certifications

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101 ROUTE)

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115)

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2 (TSHOOT 300-135)

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2 (TSHOOT 300-135) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP certification. The TSHOOT 300-135 exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks
  • Use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting

 

CCIE Routing and Switching

Overview

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching (CCIE Routing and Switching) certifies the skills required of expert-level network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure.

Prerequisites

 

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

Step One: CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam (400-101)

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam, which covers networking concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Step Two: CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam.

CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam

Exam Description

The CCIE written exam is a two-hour qualification exam. The exam uses a combination of 90-110 multiple choice questions and simulations to assess skills. Exams are closed book and no reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

  • Network Principles

  • Infrastructure Services

  • Layer 2 Technologies

  • Layer 3 Technologies

  • VPN Technologies

  • Infrastructure Security

CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam Topics v5.0

Exam Description

The CCIE Lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. You will not configure end-user systems, but are responsible for all devices residing in the network.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

  • Layer 2 Technologies

  • Layer 3 Technologies

  • VPN Technologies

  • Infrastructure Security

  • Infrastructure Services

 

CCNA Data Center

Overview

Agility is the hallmark of today's successful data center. Built for rapid application deployment and supported by a highly elastic infrastructure, the data center has become core to businesses competing in our digital era. CCNA Data Center certification provides the confidence and nimbleness you need to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. Gain grounding in data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Training and Certification

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (200-150 DCICN)

The course covers foundation knowledge, skills, and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking, and Cisco UCS architecture.

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (200-155 DCICT)

The course covers foundation knowledge, skills, and technologies including data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI).

CCNP Data Center

Overview

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure.

IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives. CCNP Data Center certified professionals are highly qualified for senior roles chartered with enabling digital business transformation initiatives.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification can act as a prerequisite.

Training and Certification

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (300-175 DCUCI)

The focus of this course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers.

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-165 DCII)

The focus of this course is implementation of LAN, SAN, and Data Center Unified Fabric. The course provides hands-on experience implementing Cisco data center infrastructure.

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (300-170 DCVAI)

This course focuses on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. It provides rich, hands-on experience building a data center solution.

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-160 DCID)

The focus of this course is data center design based on Cisco solutions. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies.

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-180 DCIT)

The focus of this course is troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

 

CCIE Data Center

Overview

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) certifies the expert-level skills required to plan, prepare, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot complex data center networks. Professionals who achieve CCIE Data Center certification have demonstrated their technical skills at the highest level.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

Step One: CCIE Data Center Written Exam (350-080)

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering concepts and equipment commands related to packet-based networking infrastructure, before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Step Two: CCIE Data Center Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and get a service provider network running in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam.

CCIE Data Center Written Exam version 1.0

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE® Data Center Written Exam (350-080) version 1.0 is a 2-hour test with 90−110 questions that will validate that a data center engineer has expert knowledge about planning, designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting Cisco data center technologies. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam

  • Cisco Data Center Architecture

  • Cisco Data Center Infrastructure-Cisco NX-OS

  • Cisco Storage Networking

  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Cisco Application Networking Services

CCIE Data Center Lab Exam version 1.0

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE® Data Center Lab Exam version 1.0 is an 8-hour hands-on test that will validate that a data center engineer has expert knowledge about planning, designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting Cisco data center technologies.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam.

  • Cisco Data Center Infrastructure-Cisco NX-OS

  • Cisco Storage Networking

  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Cisco Application Networking Services

 

CCNA Security

Overview

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

Prerequisites

Any valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching can act as a prerequisite.

Training and Certification

Implementing Cisco Network Security (210-260 IINS)

The course focuses on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises, and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts, and deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of popular security appliances within a "real-life" network infrastructure.

CCNP Security

Overview

Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Security certification can act as a prerequisite.

Training and Certification

Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (300-208 SISAS)

This course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to deploy the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and 802.1X secure network access and to implement and manage network access security by using the Cisco ISE appliance product solution.

Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (300-206 SENSS)

This course prepares network security engineers with the skills and knowledge needed to configure Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco switches, Cisco routers, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls and to implement and manage security on Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco routers with the firewall feature set, and Cisco switches.

Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (300-209 SIMOS)

This course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to protect data traversing a public or shared infrastructure such as the Internet by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions and troubleshooting remote-access and site-to-site VPN solutions, using Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers.

Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (300-210 SITCS)

This course prepares network security engineers with the knowledge and skills to implement Ciscos FirePOWER Next-Generation IPS, AMP, as well as Web Security, Email Security and Cloud Web Security. You will gain hands-on experience with configuring various advance Cisco security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing traffic traversing the firewall.

 

CCIE Security

Overview

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) program recognizes individuals who have the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain and support extensive Cisco Network Security Solutions using the latest industry best practices and technologies.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

Step One: CCIE Security Written Exam (350-018)

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering networking concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Step Two: CCIE Security Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get a secure network running in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. 

CCIE Security Written Exam version 4.0

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE® Security Written Exam (350-018) version 4.0 is a 2-hour test with 90–110 questions. This exam tests the skills and competencies of security professionals in terms of describing, implementing, deploying, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco network security solutions and products, as well as current industry best practices and internetworking fundamentals.

Topics include networking fundamentals and security-related concepts and best practices, as well as Cisco network security products and solutions in areas such as VPNs, intrusion prevention, firewalls, identity services, policy management, and device hardening. Content includes both IPv4 and IPv6 concepts and solutions.

The exam is closed book, and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

  • Infrastructure, Connectivity, Communications, and Network Security

  • Security Protocols

  • Application and Infrastructure Security

  • Threats, Vulnerability Analysis, and Mitigation

  • Cisco Security Products, Features, and Management

  • Cisco Security Technologies and Solutions

  • Security Policies and Procedures, Best Practices, and Standards

CCIE Security Lab Exam version 4.0

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE® Security Lab Exam version 4.0 is an 8-hour practical hands-on exam that tests the skills and competencies of security professionals in terms of configuring and troubleshooting Cisco security products and solutions.

Candidates may be required to perform implementation, optimization and troubleshooting actions in each of the exam topic sections. Content may include both IPv4 and IPv6 concepts and applications.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

  • System Hardening and Availability

  • Threat Identification and Mitigation

  • Intrusion Prevention and Content Security

  • Identity Management

  • Perimeter Security and Services

  • Confidentiality and Secure Access

 

Advanced IP Routing

Overview

This curriculum is specially crafted to provide support to the industry experienced network professionals, so that they can face high-end core network issues with confidence and efficiency. In this course, the focus is on Advanced BGP (planning & implementation), IP Multicasting, IS-IS and Advanced IPv6, which ones are the most effectively implemented technologies in large scale enterprise or service provider environment.

Prerequisites

CCNA Routing and Switching along with CCNP Routing/ 3-5 years of experience in handling enterprise network.

Advanced BGP

  • Describe the Internet Routing Hierarchy: Network Service Providers (NSP), Network Access Point (NAP), ISP Tiers (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
  • Describe connectivity between an enterprise network and an SP that requires the use of BGP
  • Describe connectivity between a SP and upstream SPs
  • Describe BGP transit AS operations
  • Implement EBGP and IBGP
  • Implement BGP neighbor authentication
  • Optimize BGP configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
  • Optimize BGP configurations using peer-groups
  • Influence BGP route selection by using various BGP attributes
  • Troubleshoot BGP and configuration errors
  • Describe the BGP routing processes
  • Configure the BGP timers
  • Describe the need for BGP confederations in BGP transit backbones
  • Design and implement BGP route reflectors to scale IBGP in BGP transit backbones
  • Implement BGP in SP IP NGN and PE routers to support multi-homed BGP Customers
  • Implement Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBF)
  • Implement BGP TTL security
  • Implement BGP maximum-prefix
  • Implement BGP route dampening
  • Troubleshoot BGP and configuration errors in service provider environments
  • Optimize BGP configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
  • Optimize BGP configurations using peer-groups

IS-IS

  • Describe multi-area IS-IS operations
  • Implement multi-area IS-IS for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Implement IS-IS neighbor authentication
  • Troubleshoot IS-IS and configuration errors

IP Multicast

Introduction to IP Multicasting

  • Explaining Multicast and Multicast Advantages
  • Multicast Disadvantages
  • Types of Multicast Applications
  • Unicast Vs. Multicast Routing

Multicast Addresses

  • IP Multicast Basic Addressing
  • Global and Administratively Scoped Addresses
  • Layer 2 Multicast Addressing
  • Calculating Multicast layer 2 Address (MAC) from Class D IP Address

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)

  • IGMP Version 1.0 and 2.0
  • Advantages of using IGMP Version3.0
  • Multicast in Layer 2 Switching
  • IGMP Snooping and CGMP

Multicast Routing

  • Mulicast Routing Basics
  • Protocols used in Multicast
  • Multicast Distribution Trees
  • Shared Vs Source Based Tree
  • Multicast Forwarding
  • Multicast Reverse Path Forwarding Check
  • TTL Scoping

Introducing PIM

  • Basic PIM Operations
  • PIM in Dense Mode
  • PIM Adjacencies Using PIM Hello Messages
  • Prune messages and Reacting to a Failed Link
  • Steady state Operation and State refresh Message
  • Graft Message, assert and Prune Override Messges
  • Operation of PIM in Sparse Mode
  • Rendezvous Point ( RP ) and source Registration Process
  • Shortest Path Tree Switchover and SPT-Threshold
  • Bi-Directional PIM
  • Source Specific Multicast (SSM)

Dynamically Finding the RP

  • Dynamically Finding RP Using AUTO-RP
  • Dynamically Finding RP by Using BSR
  • Anycast RP
  • RP Configuration and Auto RP listener
  • Interdomain Multicast Routing
  • Implement Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting MSDP

Advanced IPv6

Features and Benefits of Using IPv6

  • Differences between IPv4 and IPv6
  • Larger Address Space for Global Reachability and Scalability
  • Simplified Header for Efficient Packet Handling
  • Hierarchical Network Architecture for Routing Efficiency
  • Support for Routing Protocols
  • Autoconfiguration and “Plug-and-Play” Support
  • Easier Renumbering
  • Embedded Security with Mandatory IPSec Implementation
  • Enhanced Support for Mobile IP and Mobile Computing Devices
  • Increased Number of Multicast Addresses
  • Multicast Scope Address

IPv6 Header Format

  • IPv6 Header Fields
  • Description of IPv6 Header Fields
  • IPv6 Extension Headers
  • Routing Header
  • Fragment Header
  • ICMPv6 Packet

IPv6 Addressing Architecture

  • IPv6 Address Format
  • IPv6 Address Prefix
  • IPv6 Address Types
  • IPv6 Address Assignment
  • IPv6 Unicast Address
  • IPv6 Global Unicast Address
  • IPv6 Link-Local Unicast Address
  • IPv6 Anycast Address

ABCs of IPv6

  • IPv6 Multicast Address
  • Multicast Group Membership Requirement for IPv6 Nodes
  • IPv6 Solicited-Node Multicast Address
  • IPv6 Loopback Address
  • IPv6 Address Allocation

Operation of IPv6

  • Neighbor Discovery
  • IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation
  • IPv6 Neighbor Advertisement
  • IPv6 Router Discovery
  • IPv6 Router Advertisement
  • IPv6 Router Solicitation
  • IPv6 Redirect Message
  • Stateless Autoconfiguration
  • Renumbering of IPv6 Nodes
  • Duplicate Address Detection Work
  • Path Maximum Transmission Unit Discovery
  • IPv6 Path MTU Discovery Work
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Version 6
  • IPv6 Domain Name System Operation
  • Using AAA Records for DNS Resolution

IPv6 Routing

  • IPv6 Routing Overview
  • Static Routing in IPv6
  • Routing with RIP Next Generation (RIP NG)
  • Routing With EIGRP for IPv6
  • Routing with OSPF Version 3
  • Routing with BGP and IPv6 address Family

Integration and Coexistence Strategies

  • Transition Mechanisms
  • Using IPv4-IPv6 Protocol Dual Stack Devices
  • Deploying IPv6 Using Dual Stack Backbones
  • Deploying IPv6 over IPv4 Tunnels
  • Tunneling Requirements
  • Tunneling and Security
  • IPv6 Tunnel Mechanisms
  • IPv6 Manually Configured Tunnel
  • IPv6 over IPv4 GRE Tunnel
  • Automatic IPv4-Compatible Tunnel
  • Automatic 6to4 Tunnel
  • Protocol Translation Mechanisms
  • Network Address Translation-Protocol Translation

 

MPLS_QoS

Overview

This is a specially crafted curriculum to prepare industry experienced network professionals, so that they can design, implement and troubleshoot high-end network in service provider domain. In this course, the focus is on MPLS implementations and QoS strategy, which ones are the most essential technologies for large scale enterprise or service provider environment.

Prerequisites

CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNP Routing and Knowledge of BGP/ 3-5 years of experience in handling enterprise network.

MPLS Overview

  • Unicast IP Forwarding in Traditional IP Networks
  • Overview of MPLS Forwarding
  • MPLS Terminology
  • MPLS Control and DATA Plane Components
  • MPLS operation
  • Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
  • Frame Mode MPLS

MPLS Architecture and LDP Configuration

  • Introducing MPLS Labels and Label Stacking

Please check the eligibility criteria from individual Certification requirement.Please check the eligibility criteria from individual Certification requirement.