Course Description

Scaling Networks describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. You learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you 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. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Learner Outcomes

Participants who complete the Scaling Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:

  • Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF and multi-area OSPF)
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files

As with other Cisco Academy courses, hands-on labs reinforce theories learned through online curriculum in CCNA 3: Scaling Networks.


In-person meeting options on February 21, March 5, 21, and April 11, 2018.
This is a hybrid course with 4 in-person meetings which can be accessed remotely if you prefer. Lectures are delivered via the web and are archived for registered participants to view asynchronously.


Knowledge and abilities comparable to completion of CCNA 2. Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments.

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1:30PM to 3:30PM
Mar 09, 2021 to May 13, 2021
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Hon CC non-credit $395.00
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