Cisco Certified Network Associate 3:
CCNA 3: Scaling
for cable professionals is the third of four courses that may be used to
prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam or the
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) 2. The
CCNA program also prepare individuals for the SCTE·ISBE Internet Protocol
Engineering Professional (IPEP) Industry certification.
CCNA 3 describes the architecture, components,
and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network.
Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced
functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure
and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF,
EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
CCNA 3 introduces SCTE·ISBE
students to intermediate level networking concepts and technologies using a
hands-on approach, with an emphasis on cable operator operations. In addition, the course will assist the
student in developing the skills necessary to plan and implement switching and
routing polices. SCTE·ISBE courses emphasize
critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical
application of skills.
By the end of this course, students will be
able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common
issues with EIGRP, single and multi-area OSPF, gateway redundancy protocols
HSRP, VRRP and GLBP and link aggregation PAgP and LACP
The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and
technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes field
technicians, data technicians, business technicians, headend technicians,
network operation center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network
administrators, and IT help-desk staff.
Scheduled with Virtual Instructor
This course is expected to take 12 weeks to complete
online, about 4 to 6 hours per week. As
an onsite boot camp, the length is 2 days supplemented with online
content. Learners view online
interactive materials, complete learning activities and NetworkSims (e.g.,
Packet Tracer & NETLAB+ exercises) at a time that is convenient for the
learner. Scheduled virtual online instructor coaching sessions will be
optional, but learner participation is strongly suggested by SCTE·ISBE to
provide direct interaction with a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI).
However, if the learner is unable to attend the coaching sessions, all sessions
will be recorded. The coaching session times are determined with the learners
and instructor during the orientation that is held at the beginning of the
Course access information will be emailed when the course
- High speed
Internet (HSI) connection
- Updated Internet
Browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer)
to install Packet Tracer software
- Cisco Certified Network Associate 2: Routing and Switching Essentials
NOTE: A learner can
ONLY sign up for a single CCNA course at a time.
Academy materials, exercises and exams
Tracer for NetworkSims™
Interactive and engaging SCTE·ISBE and Cisco Network
Academy course content that includes chapter assessments, learning activities,
VirtuGames, practice exams and a course final confirmation of learning, along
with, a requirement to complete many hands-on labs using the NetworkSim™ platform Packet Tracer.
Upon learner request, additional
NetworkSims are available through remote access using SCTE·ISBE’s NETLAB+. NETLAB+ supports
actual routers, switches and adaptive security appliances (ASA), along with
full lab activities.
- SCTE·ISBE Course
- Cisco Course
- 2 Recertification
Units (RUs) toward SCTE·ISBE certification renewal
Certification Exam Voucher from the SCTE·ISBE Cisco Academy
completion of this course, students will:
- Explore a hierarchical network and
- Understand, configure and
troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as; extended VLANs,
rapid spanning tree protocol (RSTP), per VLAN spanning tree plus protocol
(PVST+), and EtherChannel
- Troubleshooting networks with
- Understand, configure, and
troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (e.g., HSRP) in a switched
- Understand, configure, and
troubleshoot dynamic routing protocols
- Configure, tune
and troubleshoot routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using
single-area open shortest path first (OSPF) and multiarea OSPF, and enhanced
interior gateway routing protocol (EIGRP)
Module 01: Local Area Network (LAN) Design
Module 02: Scaling Virtual
Local Area Networks (VLANs)
Module 03: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Module 04: EtherChannel and Hot Standby Router
Module 05: Dynamic Routing
Module 06: Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol
Module 07: EIGRP Tuning and Troubleshooting
Module 08: Single-Area Open Shortest Path First
Module 09: Multiarea OSPF
Module 10: OSPF Tuning and Troubleshooting
1: Local Area Network (LAN) Design
- Explain why it is
important to design a scalable hierarchical network
- Select network
devices based on feature compatibility and network requirements
Packet Tracer Labs:
- Upload 126.96.36.199 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge
2: Scaling Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
- Configure enhanced
inter-switch connectivity technologies.
issues in an inter-VLAN routing environment.
inter-VLAN routing using Layer 3 switching to forward data in a small to
medium-sized business LAN.
- 188.8.131.52 Packet
Tracer - Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing
- 184.108.40.206 Packet
Tracer - Troubleshoot VTP and DTP Issues
- 220.127.116.11 Packet
Tracer - Configure Layer 3 Switching and inter-VLAN Routing
3: Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
the purpose of STP and how the spanning tree algorithm is used create a
the varieties of spanning tree protocols including PVST+ and Rapid PVST+.
PVST+ and Rapid PVST+ to improve network performance
- Upload 18.104.22.168 Packet Tracer - Configuring
4: EtherChannel and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
- Explain link aggregation
operation in a switched LAN environment.
- Implement link aggregation to
improve performance on high-traffic switch links.
- Implement HSRP to provide
first hop redundancy
- 22.214.171.124 Packet
Tracer - Troubleshooting EtherChannel
- 126.96.36.199 Packet
Tracer - Troubleshoot HSRP
- Upload 188.8.131.52 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration
5: Dynamic Routing
- Explain the features and
characteristics of dynamic routing protocols.
- Explain how distance vector
routing protocols operate.
- Explain how link-state
- 184.108.40.206 Packet
Tracer - Comparing RIP and EIGRP Path Selection
6: Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)
- Explain the
features and characteristics of EIGRP.
- Implement EIGRP
for IPv4 in a small to medium-sized business network.
- Explain how EIGRP
operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
- Implement EIGRP
for IPv6 in a small to medium-sized business network.
- 220.127.116.11 Packet
Tracer - Configuring Basic EIGRP with IPv4
- 18.104.22.168 Packet
Tracer - Configuring Basic EIGRP with IPv6
7: EIGRP Tuning and Troubleshooting
EIGRP to improve network performance.
common EIGRP configuration issues in a small to medium-sized business
- 22.214.171.124 Packet
Tracer - Troubleshooting EIGRP for IPv4
- 126.96.36.199 Packet
Tracer - Skills Integration Challenge
8: Single-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
- Explain how single-area OSPF
- Implement single-area OSPFv2.
- Implement single-area OSPFv3.
- 188.8.131.52 Packet
Tracer - Configuring OSPFv2 in a Single Area
- 184.108.40.206 Packet
Tracer - Configuring Basic OSPFv3 in a Single Area
- Upload 220.127.116.11 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration
9: Multiarea OSPF
how multiarea OSPF operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
multiarea OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
- 18.104.22.168 Packet
Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv2
- Upload 22.214.171.124
Packet Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv3
10: OSPF Tuning and Troubleshooting
- Configure OSPF to
improve network performance.
common OSPF configuration issues in a small to medium-sized business
- 126.96.36.199 Packet
Tracer - Configuring Multiarea OSPFv2
- Upload 10.3.1.2 Packet Tracer - Skills Integration
Practice Final Exam (Optional)
Cisco and SCTE·ISBE Course Evaluation
Successful Course Completion:
orientation and if available participate or view weekly coaching
can be viewed by simply going to the WebEx symbol (green & blue ball-shape
icon) for a given week and selecting the “Recordings” tab.
- Review and read online course content
within the Cisco Academy.
- SCTE·ISBE recommends that learners
complete all activities and exercises within the Cisco Academy. Learners are required to upload assigned
Packet Tracer (PT) exercises. The PT program must be installed prior to
starting the exercises. The program
and exercises can be found in the “Course Materials” section. The questions in the PT files are for the learner’s own personal
- Average score of 80%, or greater, on all
chapter exams and the course final exam.
- Participants may take exams up to 3 times. Additional, final exam retakes may
require instructor approval.
- Course grade weights are 30% for required exercises/skills
(assignments), 30% for chapter exams and 40% for the final exam. The pretest and practice final are
- For additional hands-on activities,
SCTE·ISBE offers an optional practice platform called NETLAB.
- For questions regarding the content, activities,
exercises or exams, please contact your instructor directly. For all other needs, please use the
“Help Desk” contact information.
but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Complete
all non-assigned chapter Packet Tracers and NETLAB+ sessions!
Upon Successful Course
Completion Learners will Receive:
SCTE·ISBE Course Completion
Cisco Course Completion Certificate.
Certificates are provided within
two weeks after course closes.
Three (3) recertification units
(RUs) toward SCTE·ISBE certification(s) renewal.
- Knowledge is
power, and certification is proof.
Certifications allow learners to be taken seriously in the
networking and cable profession. Cisco offers a valuable voucher discount
to help them meet their certification goal. Learners with a 75% or better (SCTE·ISBE
is 80%) on the first final exam attempt are eligible for a 50% discount
voucher on the retail cost of a Cisco certification exam. Exam voucher discounts must be used
within three (3) months of becoming eligible and require up to a 14-day
o The discount applies to ICND1, ICND2, CCNA composite
and CCNA Security exams.
- After completing CCNA
1 to CCNA 4 learners are prepared to sit for the CCNA exam number 200-125
or for those doing CCNA in two parts the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices
(ICND) 1 exam number is 100-105 and
ICND 2 exam number is 200-105.
The SCTE·ISBE CCNA program prepare
individuals for the SCTE·ISBE Internet Protocol Engineering Professional (IPEP)
NOTE: Cisco certification exams
are scheduled at Pearson VUE