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cisco ccna program quad certificationNEW TRAINING RECOMMENDATION: Get 4 Cisco Certifications from 1 boot camp

1. CCNA
2. CCENT
3. CCDA
4. CCNA: Security 

Intense School's Authorized CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Quad Certification Boot Camp is a 7-day accelerated, in-depth course that can help IT professionals build a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA/CCENT  certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, EIGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, and OSPF.

In our module by module analysis of the official CCENT/CCNA courseware, we have discovered many areas that overlap between the CCNA courseware and the CCDA and CCNA: Security courseware. The Intense School CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp course gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge learned in the CCNA/CCENT portion of the boot camp to the CCDA and CCNA: Security portion immediately!

 

After completing this boot camp, you will be certified with the following four Cisco certifications:

CCENT Certification
The Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions, the starting point for many successful careers in networking. Candidates should have the knowledge and skill to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. CCENT certification is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

CCNA Certification
CCNA certification is recognized as a key route for network professionals on their way to a rewarding career in the Cisco internetworking field. The demand for highly skilled network professionals increases daily. Intense School's Authorized CCNA course is an innovative and challenging six (6) day CCNA Cisco training course designed specifically for network engineers and administrators requiring full knowledge of Cisco router and switch configuration.

CCDA Certification
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA®) validates that you have the knowledge required to design a Cisco converged network. With a CCDA certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. The CCDA curriculum includes designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

CCNA Security
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. The National Security Agency (NSA) recognizes that Cisco CCNA Security courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard.

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COMPLETE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Intense School is excited to offer you our Authorized Quad Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Boot Camp, an innovative 7 day training course designed specifically for network engineers and administrators requiring full knowledge of Cisco router and switch configuration. Intense School has been known for quality training since 1997, and our CCNA boot camp has been one of the cornerstones of our educational portfolio available to students. We have the highest commitment in the industry to quality courseware, instruction and exam prep.

Intense School also supplements your core routing and switching knowledge in class with an additional focus on the two hottest areas of networking: network security and infrastructure design. In this course, we prepare you for exam success and after passing the CCNA/CCENT exams, you then train directly on CCNA: Security and CCDA curricula all in one sitting. In today’s economy, there are many CCNA certified individuals on the job market. To distinguish yourself, it is important to demonstrate proficiencies in the subject areas most needed by employers today: routing and switching, infrastructure design, and security. In our survey of the networking professional job market, a majority of enterprise networking positions require or desire experience in network design and security in addition to core routing and switching skills.

In our module by module analysis of the official CCENT/CCNA courseware, we have discovered many areas that overlap between the CCNA courseware and the CCDA and CCNA: Security courseware. The Intense School CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp course gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge learned in the CCNA/CCENT portion of the boot camp to the CCDA and CCNA: Security portion immediately!

In the Intense School CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp, you increase skills through hands-on practice using remotely accessed pods of Cisco equipment. There is no better way to gain real-world hands on experience than in our lab environment. In addition, the most difficult portion of the CCNA exam is typically the sim questions, which require you to have intimate knowledge of how to properly configure routers and switches. Our lab environment prepares you for exam success, as well as for a real world networking and switching environment.

Intense School also prepares you for success by sending you pre-study material PRIOR to the start of the course. You can begin your learning process as soon as you enroll, so that you can learn the basics on your own and maximize the time spent in-class with the instructor.

Lastly, all exam vouchers are included, and if you don’t pass, you get a second exam voucher on us.3

Why Choose Intense School? 
We prepare every student for class by giving them study material prior to the start of the CCNA® /CCENT® training course along with expert Cisco instructors and mentors to assist throughout the course. Students' skills are greatly increased during the CCNA® /CCENT® course through hands-on practice and exercises using remotely accessed pods of genuine Cisco equipment.

You should know that you have TWO options for achieving the CCNA certification (both options result in the CCNA certification): 

  1. You can take a single, grueling, difficult exam: the 640-802 CCNA Exam.
  2. You can take two shorter and easier exams: the 640-822 ICND1 Exam and the 640-816 ICND2 Exam.

With over 10 years of preparing students for Cisco Certifications, Intense School has found that taking the two ICND exams (Option #2) offers a much better chance of certification success for the CCNA. Having two exams allows you to break up your exam preparation into two distinct phases during the boot camp. You will test the first exam half way through the CCNA boot camp, concentrating all efforts on passing the exam during the first 3 days. You can then rest assured you are 50% completed on your way to the CCNA, and concentrate efforts on the second exam to be delivered on-site at the training location on the fifth day of the boot camp.

This two exam approach to the CCNA also allows you more time to build real-world networking skills in addition to passing the CCNA.

In addition, we have gotten at the secrets of the CCNA: Security and CCDA exams, and will prepare you for real world network security and infrastructure design work while assuring that you leave this course certified with 4 Cisco certifications.

Our CCNA® /CCENT® course is designed to get you certified. This CCNA® /CCENT® training program takes you through authorized Cisco curriculum, with the added value of materials and expert instruction geared towards certification success! 


Benefits of CCENT / CCNA / CCDA / CCNA Training with Intense School:

Our seven day intense CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp provides the most comprehensive and hands on approach to CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security certification in the industry. This is an accelerated immersion CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security course, designed for IT professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. 

Only Intense School's Authorized CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp Dual Certification Boot Camp offers you the following benefits

  • Intense School’s definitive, TOTAL immersion boot camp training experience
  • Intense instruction with no outside distractions
  • Intense School proprietary labs "Eight years in the making, regarded as the most effective CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp  courseware available"
  • Seven full days of intense CCNA/CCENT/CCDA/CCNA: Security Boot Camp training, labs and review with an experienced Cisco Certified Instructor (CCSI)
  • Access to our Online Expert Learning Management System (LMS):
    • Streaming video of Routing and Switching Fundamentals
    • Instant references and information
    • Online quizzes and tracking mechanisms
    • Offers blended learning solution
  • Hands-on practice and skills development on real Cisco equipment via our VLabs environment
  • 4 Exam vouchers for the following Cisco Exams
    • 640-822 ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0
    • 640-816 ICND2 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0
    • 640-553 IINS    Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)
    • 640-864 CCDA  Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions
  • Expanded marketability and credibility as an engineer or technician with core routing and switching skills plus Cisco design and security expertise.
  • The most comprehensive and thorough CCNA® /CCENT® training for certification preparation in the industry, complete with a blended learning solution
  • Lunch provided on each day of class

 

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