Now, I can’t promise that you will learn a great deal from following my journey. But I can guarantee that you will at least learn what NOT to do.

After about a week of impatiently waiting, my CCNA book and hardware finally arrived. I dug into the intro of the book… and let me tell you this thing is MASSIVE. After quickly speeding through all the pages I got a rough idea of all the topics.

Since the book is my primary source of learning, it makes sense that I will follow the book’s chapters in order of topics. It does not follow the order of the exam but I find it more logical in a way. 🖖

I did not book an exam date or plan out my whole learning schedule, because I am in no rush. I’d rather go through and learn everything really well… not to mention it is a ton of info to take in. However I have heard of stories of people completing it in 30 days.

Below are the topics and order I will traverse them. I may split some out into sub-topics if there is too much information.

Topics I will cover

  • Introduction to Networking
  • Implementing Ethernet LANs
  • Implementing VLANs and STP
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv4 Routing
  • OSPF
  • IP Version 6
  • Wireless LANs
  • IP Access Control Lists
  • Security Services
  • IP Services
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Automation

As Captain Jean-Luc Picard would say…