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Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to CCNA!

Prepare for your Cisco® CCNA® certification in 8 weeks.

This course covers everything that you would find in our CCNA Bootcamp. Buy now and start using our self-study tools immediately.

Training & Mentorship

8 Weeks to CCNA is a top value program that will keep your studies on track with live lecture sessions, a community support group and the industry’s best self-study tools. If you can’t make a live session, no need to worry! All live sessions are recorded so you can study at your own pace. 

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Upcoming Class Dates

*There will be no live instruction the week of November 20 (Thanksgiving).

What Students Say

"The course allows me to focus better on a particular topics, and on most important parts of the concept for each topic. By concentrating the study process under the course in a dedicated 8-week period, I achieved much better results than I had gained from my personal self-studying process."
"If you need structure and well rounded study material this is perfect."
"Its an excellent course and would highly recommend it if your serious about networking and obtaining the ccna."
"I enjoyed and appreciated how the entire staff were extremely knowledgeable in the CCNA space. This CCNA course is extremely difficult and they simplified various areas for us to understand in the simplest form. They all brought a lot of knowledge, experiences, and examples which made an awesome experience."
"I've taken distant learning college classes in which the instructor just read PowerPoint slides. This class was nothing like that and involved good discussions and interaction from students. Bryan is a great instructor and really enjoyed the class."
"Instructor was awesome, also liked the recorded sessions so I could view later and pause to work out lab, along with lecture. His presentation of the topics, allowed even the inexperienced to understand the concepts. Excellent resource, plus you have a full year to use."

What's Included

Live instruction
32+ hours of live instruction from Bryan Baize, CCIE# 16139. Join live Tuesdays and Thursdays 4PM-6PM Eastern (GMT -4) or watch the recorded sessions on your schedule.
Access to recorded sessions
Can't make a class? All live sessions will be recorded for you to watch as many times as you like for 1 year from date of purchase.
Boson Courseware for CCNA
Use the comprehensive CCNA Courseware, including Lab Guide, in an online E-book format to help you prepare for the CCNA exam. See Boson Courseware for CCNA.
Courseware 200-301 CCNA Lab Pack for NetSim Network Simulator
Get the hands-on lab practice that you need to master the concepts and technologies tested for on the CCNA exam. See Courseware 200-301 CCNA Lab Pack for NetSim.
ExSim-Max Practice Exam
Test your readiness, discover your weak spots, and fine-tune your studies right up to test day by using the #1 practice exam in the industry. One (1) year online access. See ExSim-Max for CCNA.
David Bombal’s CCNA Videos
Access David Bombal’s CCNA Network Fundamental course videos for one year.
David Bombal’s Discord Channel
Collaborate virtually to share knowledge, receive help, and exchange ideas with your peers.
Access to the Instructor
Bryan Baize will post office hours each week where students can schedule one-on-one time for questions or extra guidance for any challenging concepts.


Engage and learn from the best.
Bryan Baize CCIE# 16139 will mentor you throughout the program. Bryan has 25+ years of experience as a networking instructor and maintains Cisco’s most prestigious certification.
Stay accountable.
The 8 Weeks to CCNA course allows for a flexible schedule that permits you to work at your own pace around your own schedule, while the instructor-led lectures and lessons provide accountability to keep your studies on track.
Connect and collaborate.
Meet other professionals in your field and participate with a virtual study group through the David Bombal dedicated Discord channel.
Save money.
This program can be completed from anywhere and is less expensive than traditional instructor-led training. Enjoy all of the benefits of traditional training classes at ¼ of the cost.
Gain confidence.
At the completion of the program, you will have conquered the concepts and when you pass the ExSim-Max practice exams, you’ll know that you are ready for the real CCNA 200-301 certification exam.
Advance your career.
Achieving your certification validates your knowledge and can lead to new job opportunities and a higher salary.

Boson & Bombal

Boson is proud to partner with David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) to offer the 8 Weeks to CCNA program.
David earned his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE®) in 2003 on his first attempt. He has spent over 15 years presenting Cisco courses to hundreds of students in countries around the world. David is highly respected as a leader in continuing education for IT professionals, with nearly 32 million views of his IT training videos.

Course Overview

The Boson-Bombal 8 Weeks to CCNA course covers a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. We combine lecture, hands-on virtual labs, and self-study to help you learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify basic IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and wireless LAN controllers; managing network devices; and identifying basic security threats. You will build a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

Course Outline

Week 1

Network Fundamentals

  • The OSI Model
  • Network Devices
  • Cisco Three-Tier Network Design Model
  • Cisco Two-Tier Network Design Model
  • Spine-Leaf Topology
  • WAN Topologies
  • SOHO Topologies
  • On-Premises and Cloud Deployments
  • Interfaces and Cabling
  • Troubleshooting Interfaces and Cabling

Week 2

Network Addressing and Transport

  • Layer 2 Addressing
  • Layer 3 Addressing
  • Understanding the Differences Between IPv4 and IPv6
  • Layer 4 Addressing

Week 3

Switching and Network Access

  • Understanding Switching Fundamentals
  • Switch Physical Interface Configuration
  • Understanding VLANs
  • Common VLAN and Trunk Problems
  • CDP and LLDP
  • Understanding STP
  • Understanding EtherChannel

Week 4

IP Routing

  • Router Benefits
  • Common Router Features
  • Configuring Router Interfaces
  • Understanding Router Path Selection
  • Understanding Routing Protocols
  • Understanding OSPF
  • Understanding FHRPs

Week 5

Intro to ACL and Wildcard Masks

Wireless Networking Fundamentals

  • Radio Frequency
  • Common Router Features
  • WLAN Topologies
  • Wireless Bands and Channels
  • Wireless Standards
  • Associating With an AP
  • 802.11 MAC Frames

Week 6

IP Services

  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • NTP
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • QoS

Week 7

Security Fundamentals

  • Common Threats
  • Access Controls
  • Layer 2 Security
  • AAA
  • Remote Access and Site-to-Site VPNs

Week 8

Virtualization Fundamentals

  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Device Virtualization
  • Network Virtualization
  • Container-Based Virtualization

Automation and Programming

  • Administrative Overhead
  • The Logical Network
  • Device Management on Traditional Networks
  • Device Management on Controller-Based Networks
  • SDN and Cisco SDA

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