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Cisco CCNA 200-301 – The Complete Guide to Getting Certified

If you want to jumpstart your career in IT and networking by acing the Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA exam, then this course is for you. It gives you a full understanding of all the concepts and topics you need to earn the most in-demand networking certification today by passing the Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam.

(The CCNA 200-301 is the current CCNA exam and replacement for the CCNA 200-125 which was retired in February 2020.)

This is the one course you need to get your CCNA.

Full lab exercises are included so you'll get the hands-on practical skills you need to work on real world networks, and it's the only CCNA course online where all questions posted in the Q&A section are answered.

It offers an easy to understand, structured approach to shortcut your path to mastering Cisco networking to the CCNA level and beyond.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of Cisco’s features and functions

  • Walk through complete and easy to understand explanations of each technology area covered in the exam

  • Follow simple step by step instructions to build your own fully featured lab on your laptop for free

  • Gain hands on configuration and troubleshooting experience through comprehensive lab exercises

  • Learn how networking really works through real world examples throughout the course

  • Build the skills and confidence to crush the CCNA 200-301 exam

  • Gain demonstrable knowledge and practical experience to supercharge your networking career

Supercharge Your Learning with Hands-on Practice

This course is chock full of activities. You’ll get over 300 pages of hands-on lab exercises with detailed answers to check your understanding every step of the way and build your configuration and troubleshooting skills.  Full diagrams and lab setup files are included so you can get started immediately with just your laptop. No equipment or previous experience is required.

All slides in the course are also included in supplemental study notes format with expanded bullet points clearly explaining the technologies. Easily review exam topics to solidify your understanding and get a final refresher when test day is approaching.  

Why Learn from Me

In this course, you won’t just gain the book smarts to pass the exam. You’ll also hone your hands-on skills to succeed as a network engineer in the real world. I’m a professional instructor who has been entrusted by Cisco since 2007 to develop and deliver training courses for their own engineers and partners. I’ve also designed multiple training courses for the largest service providers in the Asia Pacific region such as IBM, Verizon, and the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve spent years distilling my decade’s worth of networking experience from the field into mentoring and supporting other systems engineers, and I’m passionate about passing my knowledge of Cisco networks onto others.

As a student in this course, you’ll get lifetime access to the course materials and answers to every question you ask in the Q&A board. I love interacting with my students: anything you want to know, please ask. The course also comes with an unconditional risk-free 30 day money-back guarantee–that's my personal promise of your success.


If you take a comparable course at a training centre it will cost you thousands of dollars, and when it’s over you can’t experience the tutorials again or ask the instructor any more questions. When you take my course you can learn anytime you want in the comfort of your own home, and I’m always here for you whenever you need any help.

Not sure about the best way to pay for this course? Ask your manager at work if they’ll expense it. They won’t have to pay the large fees of traditional classroom learning or have to cover your absence for a week. They get huge value from this investment in your future.

When you’re done with the course, you’ll have everything you need to crush the Cisco CCNA exam. I’m excited to share all of my knowledge with you.

Join me on this journey to turbocharging your career.

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study plan

Sets out a Sample Study Plan and a realistic timeline.

Also his study plan doc.

but other than that this is an amazing course and the study plan really puts you on pace and helps motivate you to get it done its so much helpful to me my fundamentals are really clear after join this course He explains everything thoroughly and uses an extensive amount of examples Great introduction, simplified for a newby like myself So far so good.

Easy breakdown and love the premade study plan.

I am not motivated enough to sit every day, his study plan sold me and will change my life.

Felt so glad about the study plan and resources.

Sounds perfect for now specially with study plan that I really need :) I am so impressed with the way you laid out the sections and even included the upcoming new examination slides with detailed explanation.

I also love that he has made a study plan for us which sets realistic time frames and goals for us.

The Study Plan is a gem.

The CCNA Study Plan is an excellent Idea for me, a lot can come up.

Informative and has a great study plan yes,well organized I like the way the instructor encourage me to have study plan I have studied some of the CCNA material before but never had time to complete it, this course looks like I will finally be able to complete the course and achieve my certification.

yes, i like the study plan.

He provides a very easy /light study plan.

The instructor has giver a full layout with a study plan Loving how smooth this is going so far.

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highly recommend this course

I would highly recommend this course to anyone on the fence about getting their CCNA certification.

With the many courses available for CCNA study on Udemy, highly recommend this course.

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highly recommend this course and hope this course is not the only course, Neil we create for us.

Highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to pass CCNA or just understand the very basics of networking.

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Overall I am very satisfied with the course and would highly recommend this course to all who is seeking to enhanced their knowledge or seeking to get Cisco certified (CCNA).

I highly recommend this course!

I highly recommend this course to all Computer Networks novices and professionals.

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well laid out

The content in this course is very well laid out.

Half way through, it is very well laid out, Neil teaches in an easy to understand manner and provides great labs to practice.

but this is something I really need to do This is going to be my first Cisco Certificate I am taking and so far this looks like a very well laid out plan of what we are going to cover and materials to help me get a better understanding of the concepts.

I found sub netting hard to grasp but apart from that very well laid out.

This corse is well laid out and has all the info to pass the exam.

I will add Neil's labs are fantastic and very well laid out!

Yes very well laid out so far.

Course appears to be very well laid out.

So far it seems well laid out and clear.

Thank you Your courses are very well laid out.

It is evident that the teacher is passionate about this subject and the course content is very well laid out.

awesome so far and its very clear Everything has been extremely clear and well laid out.

So far so good on Section 1 The plan is well laid out.

I left this rating because he stressed on putting efforts Easy to follow, concise details and well laid out plan.

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packet tracer

Well that and of course doing all your labs in packet tracer.

Packet tracer and GNS3 40 hours for whole course as compare to other long one Lovely Scottish accents Cons: Just one at the start of every lecture there is horrible loud music i have to mute for first 10 sec.

In addition Neil is very generous in the amount of material provided, especially the many PDF documents but most of all the GNS3 and Packet Tracer files, for essential command line practice.

The entire class was geared toward using packet tracer.

I had to do some investigation to realize that that's a Packet Tracer lab, not GNS3.

Neil went through the extra work of converting all GNS3 Labsto Cisco Packet Tracer Labs, just to make it easier for us students!!

I am having problems setting up the GS3 and packet tracer applications.

The labs and exercises will serve me well and the use of GNS3 and Packet Tracer is great.

It does not only rely on videos, it includes lots of PDF docs, AND it has a lab section where you learn to setup and use GNS3 and Cisco Packet Tracer.

I especially like Neil provides labs that you could do on either packet tracer or GSN3 (which by the way, he also includes instructions on how to install and configure).

His labs are fantastic, this saved me much time from learning packet tracer and gns3, since all I had to do was download the lab files and run the switches/routers CLI.

I improved my knowledge of CLI commands, through the tools (GNS3 and Packet Tracer).

Thank you Neil I love the fact that Neil includes Packet tracer and GNS 3 configured labs so that you don't have to spend a lot of time on getting the lab up and running.

pre made packet tracer and GNS3 builds to work on.

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step by step

I like the step by step approach that these videos have shone when it come down to installing both GNS3 and Packet tracer.

I just started off as a novice and already I have gained some confidence that I will be able to make it- the step by step clear details and clear instructions on what to expect give me that confidence.

so far so good great intracter like the step by step way he teaching .thanks Thank you!

Amazing Resources are also included with this, and true complete comprehensive labs that allow you to practice the work without a step by step guide to solidify your skill set.

Hands down the best instructor/teacher you can ever find to be honest.The course from the beginning to end is so organized and so well explained, step by step, theory and labs both.

The course is extremely well built and delivers an extensive and comprehensive grasp, step by step, of the required knowledge and to dive into the complexity with such ease.

The step by step lab set up guide, detail and easy to understand presentation and prompt response from the instructor are some the key points that I like most about the course.

Labs seem to be well spaced out, and require you to actually learn/know what you are doing, not just follow step by step instructions.

The labs are great!...from step by step foundations to incremental progressions, and its not overwhelming.

Great course, step by step.

very carefully explained So far, i am loving his illustrations and I understand his accent properly very practical and step by step simple approach From the first while, when I watched Neil's first video I noticed that he is focusing on the exact concerns those I have about CCNA.

I love how Neil walks you step by step and explains terms as he goes.

Easy to understand and broken down in small chunks I like the sample study plan that was proposed by the instructor Very knowledgeable and very clear... would recommend He is passionate about teaching and explain/show step by step I just got past the introduction section, so I can not really judge the theory in the course yet.

He delivers in a step by step basis and he wants you to learn the fundamentals.

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network engineer

It was like going along to work everyday with a real world network engineer as he went about his job of managing data networks with all the relevant technology.

Close network engineer buddies.

Currently a network engineer on a 12 months secondment rolling out Cisco Meraki and SD-WAN to 120 sites.

Till now it’s interesting and understanding I am an experienced network engineer with approx 18 years in the I.T.

So, now I am a happily CCNA certified network engineer.

I sure hope an updated version will be available when the new Cisco test curriculum is rolled out..... i am network engineer with around 15 years experience in network, i watch more than 5 different video course on CCNA and i can say this course is good and help full but not enough to pass exam, this course is very organized, straight forward, also useful lab, it is amazing and very easy to work with lab exercises, i recommended this course to who wants learn CCNA, as recommendation just i would say if he add some extra detail video on STP,RSTP will be perfect, Regards Reza I'm glad that I found this course.

I think the course was great, i'm already a graduate network engineer, seeking to take greater hights in my networking career, because today just a graduation in network engineering isn't enough for the marketing.

real life network engineering issues and work rounds, excellent lab exercises, getting you to think for yourself and then marking guides to see where you went wrong and to learn from it.

I can tel by the way Neil is presenting the information that I will enjoy this course Very simple demonstration helpful for both exam and for your career as network engineer.

The reason to give 5 stars is the fact that this course is giving me the knowledge I need to become a Network Engineer.

Very Good Explanation I'm an experienced Network Engineer ....this is still helpful to refresh with.

As a network engineer trying to get the piece of paper, I didn't feel at all left behind by the course, however your mileage may vary.

This is a very well-organized class that covers everything in a simple format, takes you through a step-by-step of beginning network engineering and really helps you get a grasp on what networking is.

Neil teaches not just for you to pass the CCNA exam but to make you a thoroughly trained Network Engineer having solid grasps of the concepts and the technology.

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real world examples

As the technology evolves, so the Cisco world does, so a new topics are coming and obsolete are leaving and no longer required anymore for your certification (e.g most hated part in older CCNA - Frame Relay) This updated and very well organized content, emphasis of important topics, reduction of less important stuff, but on the other hand real world examples as something extra once you start working as network engineer and excellent labs make this course a wonderful investment for your journey to get your certification :) Thank you for such a great work.

Thanks Absolutely Brilliant, very clear lectures and lots of real world examples as to why you would use technologies which made things easier.

He not only tells you how things work but also gives you real world examples.

The real world examples and extra parts provided are very useful, especially for those of us already working for large companies.

So far so good Lectures are informative, and to the point with real world examples.

More in depth with real world examples, and nicely paced .

I'm not looking to achieve the CCNA certification, but to gain the knowledge for improving my daily work, so the huge amounts of real world examples and practical exercises included in this class are exactly what I am looking for.

I find that Neil's approach on explaining the concepts from a legacy, current practice and real world examples perspective very informative and reassuring - (Subnetting/IP Addressing)!

More real world examples please!!

Very very good explation and real world examples.

So far, he has built a case for the significance of this course using real world examples.

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routing and switching

I hope you are going forward for the CNNP routing and switching!

Neil really you gave good amount of practical hands on for each and every protocol and basics of routing and switching Neeil have done an amazing job putting all the CCNA R&S bluprint in this course.

(I studied almost 8 months alone) While watching this lecture, I still felt difficult this routing and switching study.

That means the CCNA routing and switching study is difficult, not his lectures.

I had no prior experience to networks, but through this course I was able to get a solid foundation on routing and switching.

This course helped me to build a solid foundation knowledge for the CCNA Routing and Switching I just passed recently.

Update on September 10, 2018: I passed the CCNA Routing and Switching exam on September 6!!!!

To be clear, I have my CCNA Routing and Switching certification but have no experience.

Very good instructor, I would recommend to everyone that wants to learn Cisco Routing and Switching!

I recommend this course to anyone who wants pass the CCNA Routing and switching exam.

This course seems like it will be exactly what I need: not only to prepare for my eventually sitting for my CCNA certification exam, but also to keep my knowledge and skills sharp over summer break before I continue with my Advanced Routing and Switching in the Fall.

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highly recommended

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended for everyone that is new in networking or someone like me who want to refresh things from scratch :) Yes, this is a thorough explanation of all the necessary information needed to attain a CCNA certification.

This course (and anything else Neil does) is highly recommended as I'll continue to use his courses for any other Cisco certifications in the future.

Highly recommended I started this course 1 month ago and I thought I knew a little bit, but after taking this course I realized that I didn't know as much as I thought I did.

Highly recommended to take this course.

Highly recommended A+ Great teaching skills and one can get the grasp of the topic pretty fast.

Highly recommended!

Very Highly Recommended!

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seems to really care

I would have to say he really has been be one of the best instructor out there and seems to really care about our learning.

MIDDLE OF THE COURSE UPDATE So far Neil explained most of the routing protocols, some security procedures and definitions, he created some great practices, he seems to really care about us (the learners), the world needs more trainers like him, the study plan that he created was a great idea...

great networking course, great lab environment 100% recommended Neil is a top world class instructor So far he seems to really care about what he is teaching, and getting the students to understand the materials.

Love the pearls for the exam although we haven't covered any material so far, the instructor seems to really care about the potential students so much so that he even devised a time table to the certification!

He is engaging and seems to really care about the student learning the material and passing the CCNA exam.

Very personable and seems to really care about the quality of his lectures.

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looking forward to learning

Looking forward to learning more about Cisco switches and routers.

Its been a great experience so far, looking forward to learning more Exceptional!!

I am new to study and considering all the courses I decided to start with this one, looking forward to learning a new skill.

I'm looking forward to learning Cisco networking (CCNA) from you as well.

So far so good, looking forward to learning a lot in this course.

I’m looking forward to learning more.

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knows his stuff

This guy really knows his stuff.

Neil clearly knows his stuff at higher levels but gets what taking the CCNA is all about.

Neil is a top instructor who really knows his stuff.

He really knows his stuff, and great on delivery.

Right off the bat you can tell this guy knows his stuff.

It's clear he knows his stuff.

Excellent quality of information and clear explanations Very enthusiastic and very clear Dude knows his stuff.

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CCNA Instructor $79k

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Senior Desktop Support Analyst, CCNA, MCP $99k

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Cisco Voice Engineer 2 $159k

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Rating 4.8 based on 2,860 ratings
Length 38.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $13
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Instructor Neil Anderson
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Language English
Subjects IT & Networking
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