Best Free Cisco Courses

Find the best online Free Cisco Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Net DevOps: Cisco Python, Automation, NETCONF, SDN, Docker

Learn Cisco Network DevOps: ACI, Ansible, Python, SDN, Kubernetes, Docker, Containers, NETCONF, includes free labs!

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 82196, Price: Free

David Bombal and Hank Preston discuss Network Automation, Network Programmability, NetDevOps and the future. What should you learn? CCNA or Python? And many other topics!

We discussed the following:

  • Hank Preston Introduction

  • How did you transition from being a traditional Network Engineer to a NetDevOps Engineer?

  • What would you recommend as the first step?

  • What should I start with? Ansible or Python?

  • Should I study CCNA or Python? CCNP or Python? CCIE or Python?

  • Hybrid Engineer, Next-Gen-Network Engineer, NetDevOps

  • What is DevOps? NetDevOps?

  • Is there a Cisco NetDevOps certification? CCNA/CCNP/CCIE type path?

  • What is DevNet? Is DevNet free?

  • DevNet Overview Demo (Free labs, free training, free resources, get support).

  • DevNet RESTCONF, NETCONF demo

  • What are containers?

  • What is Docker?

  • What are Microservices

  • What is Kubernetes?

  • Demo Kubernetes and ACI working together

Other topics were also discussed.

All the best!

David

Cisco CCNA Network Fundamentals Final Chapters

This is a course to get started with Network Fundamentals. Come and learn, start from the very beginning

Created by Kiel Martin - CCIE #54443

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Students: 43354, Price: Free

This is the last 2 course of the series Networking Fundamentals. Here we immediately go into the basics of Network types and LAN devices. Next we cover communication over the LAN.

You will learn about the basics of what a LAN is, what devices we will be using, and the ability to see LAN Networking in a different manner. We learn about CSMA/CD, Half & full Duplex, Collison & Broadcast Domains,how Mac address tables are created, and so on . You will learn where a router and a switch fits in the Network. You will also learn about what pins are used to transmit and receive.

It is a lot of fun, let's get started.

Cisco CCNA Getting Started

Get Started studying CCNA now! We will cover the Exams, Exam Scores, Books, and tips on studying consistency.

Created by Kiel Martin - CCIE #54443

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Students: 40098, Price: Free

This is a course that covers the steps that are needed for those who want to get started studying for their Cisco CCNA Certification. So, no more delay, let us get STARTED!

We will be discussing the basics of getting started. This will also include the items that you need to get started. We will take the time to go shopping and build our self a lab. Although there will still be some needed research on your part, you will not have any issues getting started after this course.

We start off with talking about the exams that are needed to take, followed by what items you need, and then moving on with some tips about keeping active.

We end the course with a trip to ebay and then some questions at the end of the course. Come join Kiel Martin and let's have some fun.

Free Cisco CCNA and CCNP Remote Labs! Free Cisco VIRL labs!

Do you need access to Cisco equipment? Now you access CCNA and CCNP labs for free! And directly from Cisco! VIRL inside.

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 33862, Price: Free

Are you struggling to find Cisco equipment to practice with for your CCNA or CCNP exams? Well your search ends today! You can now access both physical and virtual Cisco devices hosted by Cisco for FREE!

I couldn't believe it when I found out about this! Cisco now allow you to access Cisco VIRL IOSv, IOSvL2, ASAv and many other devices for free using Cisco dCloud or Cisco DevNet. That's right. You don't just have one choice, but two.

Sounds too good to be true. Right? Well, the good news is it is true. In this course I will show you how to access Cisco devices so you can practice for your CCNA or CCNP exams.

You can access the dCloud labs using just your web browser or using a Cisco AnyConnect client. For Cisco DevNet you need to install the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client (but it is free). Either way, you will be able to access devices by scheduling time on the labs for practice.

Stop struggling. Use this free resource to help you pass your exams!

I hope you enjoy this course and the free labs.

All the best!

David Bombal

Cisco VPNs with GNS3 Labs: Practical GRE, IPSec, DMVPN labs

Practice Cisco VPN configurations with GNS3 labs. Study for your CCNA, CCNP or CCIE exams with downloadable GNS3 labs.

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 31655, Price: Free

Learn how to configure multiples Cisco VPNs using GNS3.

Download the GNS3 labs and try yourself! Or watch me configure the VPNs.

You will get downloadable GNS3 portable project files which you can import into GNS3.

Learn how to practically configure Cisco VPNs including:

- GRE

- IPsec

- DMVPN

and more!

Ask yourself these questions:

- Are you ready and prepared for the VPN labs in the CCNA, CCNP or CCIE exams?

- Are you able to troubleshoot Cisco networks?

Answer:

This course helps you prepare for the exam and gain the confidence to pass the exam!

There are many topologies and many labs in this course!

Requirements: This course uses Cisco IOS images from Cisco VIRL and GNS3. To be able to complete the labs, you will either need physical equipment or virtual IOS images. For example: Cisco VIRL IOSv and IOSvL2 images; or physical routers and switches.

Cisco CCNA Spanning Tree Basics

This is a course that will start from the very beginning of spanning tree and you will walk away with how it begins.

Created by Kiel Martin - CCIE #54443

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Students: 30181, Price: Free

You heard the words Spanning Tree, now it is time to understand what it is all about. We start with the very beginning, discussing how L3 uses a mechanism to prevent loops. We quickly find out that L2 does not have this mechanism and why Spanning Tree is needed. Then we enter the world of Spanning Tree. Exploring how spanning tree forms it topology and the election processes.

From there we enter into a step by step process, understanding how Spanning Tree starts to build its own topology. We learn about the Root Bridge, Root Ports, Designated Ports, Blocking ports, and so on.

If you want to really understand Spanning Tree, this is where you begin. I assure you that after you watch this 2.5hr lecture and take the 5 quizes, you will have a solid Spanning Tree Basics foundation.

This was a class that I ran and recorded. I took that footage and edited just for Udemy students. Please let me know how you like this course, for there is more to come.

Cisco Careers: Want to Earn 100K+ as a Network Engineer?

★ Get the inside scoop that no institution or class will teach. ★

Created by Terry Kim - ★Systems Engineer. Coach. Mentor★

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Students: 25228, Price: Free

NEW UPDATE: Doubled the content and added in 5 more lectures!

Feeling overwhelmed in jumpstarting your Cisco IT career? No worries.. I've got you covered.

If you've always wanted to learn how to become a successful Cisco IT engineer step by step, this mini course covers everything you need to get you started on the right path. It's intended for people that want to become a network or systems engineer with a special focus on Cisco technologies.

In a nutshell, this is "How To Become a Cisco Engineer 101". Get all the real insights, strategies, and tips to map out your career. But don't take my word for it. See what my students have to say below.

"Awesome course ! Terry shares his precious experience on career planning in the IT field and the "Course Links and References.pdf" is very useful in the course, thanks!" -Ernest

"Nice short introduction into the world of Cisco. The educator gives clear how-to instructions - where to begin, how to start with no experience, etc." -Marc

"This definitely deserves a top rating! He was articulate, enthusiastic. This is a really intelligent approach into the world of computer networking if you like working with technology in the computer networking world! The instructor was engaging and gave an interesting delivery while keeping it real! Thank you!" -Chuey

"Clear, easy to follow, and informative... before viewing this course I was confused on how to navigate Cisco certification and career pathway. Also the additional resources are a big bonus as well." -Keeona

"I'm really pleased to have found that kind of course, it helped me to get a better idea about my career blueprint!" -Thomas

"Terry Kim gives good information about starting off in the IT field as a Network Engineer and more. I highly recommend this course for anyone switching into IT, having a hard time landing a job in IT and such. Great course to take!" -Carlos

"These sessions are very enlightening indeed as to what the IT career field is all about, and what one might expect to experience were (s)he to become involved in it. It's well worth the time for anyone who is even casually interested in such work." -Gene

"It will fill you with confidence + how to build a future in IT. Awesome!" -Irfan

CCNA BGP configuration and troubleshooting: Cisco CCNA prep

Prepare for the BGP exam topic in the CCNA 200-125 or 200-105 exams. You need to learn BGP for your exam! Get prepared.

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 23963, Price: Free

The Cisco CCNA exam now requires that you know BGP. This is the exam topic Cisco have listed for the exam: "Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)"

In this course you will learn the basics of BGP as well as investigate multiple troubleshooting scenarios to help you prepare for the exam.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is an exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information among autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet. The protocol is often classified as a path vector protocol but is sometimes also classed as a distance-vector routing protocol. The Border Gateway Protocol makes routing decisions based on paths, network policies, or rule-sets configured by a network administrator and is involved in making core routing decisions.

BGP may be used for routing within an autonomous system. In this application it is referred to as Interior Border Gateway Protocol, Internal BGP, or iBGP. In contrast, the Internet application of the protocol may be referred to as Exterior Border Gateway Protocol, External BGP, or eBGP.

BGP4 is standard for Internet routing, required of most Internet service providers (ISPs) to establish routing between one another. Very large private IP networks use BGP internally. An example is the joining of a number of large Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) networks, when OSPF by itself does not scale to the size required. Another reason to use BGP is multihoming a network for better redundancy, either to multiple access points of a single ISP or to multiple ISPs.

Cisco CCNP GNS3 Labs: Pass your CCNP exams with GNS3!

Are you ready to pass your CCNP exams? Check your knowledge of the 300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH & 300-135 TSHOOT Exams!

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 23207, Price: Free

This is a free GNS3 CCNP Labs course. The course helps you prepare for the following Cisco exams:

NOTE: I am adding more content to the course, so expect it to grow.

This course covers topics in the following Cisco exams:

1) 300-101 ROUTE Exam 

2) 300-115 SWITCH Exam

3) 300-135 TSHOOT Exam

The course contains downloadable GNS3 project files which you can import into GNS3 and try yourself.

Note: You will need your own Cisco IOS images to complete labs yourself.

All the best!

David Bombal

Cisco CCNA: The A, B, C’s of IPv6

Take this course to gain an understanding on Network and Security in Cisco CCNA - specifically focusing on IPv6.

Created by Lazaro Diaz - Network Engineer, Author teaching Cisco, CompTIA & Microsoft

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Students: 22631, Price: Free

This course is approximately 4 hours in length and will cover IPv6 protocol in detail. I will compare the differences between the IPv4 to IPv6, and the benefits that IPv6 brings to the future of networking.

DISCLAIMER:   Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.

Students will get a thorough understanding of IPv6 and how we would implement it in a real world environment.

We will discuss the format of an IPv6 address, and breakdown the different components, like the Network Prefix, Interface ID, what each 16 bit section does and specifically the subnetting section of IPv6. We will learn about the new types of addresses that comes with IPv6, its configurations using RIPng, EIGRP for IPv6, OSPFv3 using both static assigned addresses and the EUI-64 format. We will also learn about the transition methods such as ISATAP, 6to4, and NAT-PT.

This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging. Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using Cisco’s Packet Tracer.

My method will make you feel like you are sitting in a classroom environment and give the most needed hands on experience!

Handouts will be available to facilitate learning and practice.

This course will help the student become familiar with the use of IPv6, recognizing IPv6 addresses and how to implement them in your environment…but it will also help in preparing for any networking certification or Computer Science Degree; not to mention the fact that for those already in the field, it will further improve routing decisions in their particular networks.

Cisco CCNA Lab Options

All the physical and virtual options for your Cisco CCNA Lab explained

Created by Neil Anderson - Building your Cloud and Data Center career

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Students: 20207, Price: Free

The Cisco Certified Network Associate certification is THE best qualification you can achieve to turbo charge your career in networking. Cisco are far and away the market leader in network infrastructure products, and passing the CCNA proves to employers that you have the necessary skills to design, build and maintain their enterprise networks.

Passing the exam requires you to understand the theory of a wide range of network technologies, and also have the practical skills to configure and troubleshoot them. This is where having a home lab comes in. It's absolutely essential that you have hands on practice on the network devices, not just for passing the exam but also so you develop real world skills you can use in the workplace.

The multitude of possible ways you can build a lab can be very confusing. There are physical labs, virtual labs, software simulators, and they all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Making the right choice is difficult when you don't know the implications of each option.

That's why I'm here to help. I use live demos to explain all the available options, break down the advantages and disadvantages of each, and tell you where you can find further information detailing how to put each one together.

Please note that I don't give step by step instructions about how to build each lab in this course. I do tell you where you can find this information, so there was no need to reinvent the wheel. Rather I explain what the different options are and help you make the decision on which one is best for you.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the 'Enroll Now' button at the top of the page to get started!

CCNA OSPF troubleshooting: Cisco CCNA and ICND2 exam prep

Prepare for the OSPF exam topic in the CCNA 200-125 or ICND2 200-105 exams. You need to learn OSPF for your exam!

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 18827, Price: Free

The Cisco CCNA exam requires that you know how to troubleshoot OSPF. This is the exam topic Cisco have listed for the exam: "Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4"

In this course you will review multiple OSPF troubleshooting scenarios and learn how to fix OSPF routing issues.

Static Routing: Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam preperation

Prepare for the Static Routing exam topic in the CCNA 200-301 exam. Make sure you are ready to pass your CCNA exam!

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 18198, Price: Free

The Cisco CCNA exam requires that you learn about both IPv4 and IPv6 static routing. 

Static routes are listed multiple times in the exam outline (blueprint)

3 Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 static routing

- 3.3.a Default route

- 3.3.b Network route

- 3.3.c Host route

- 3.3.d Floating static

Make sure you are prepared for either your CCNA 200-301 exam! 

CCNA Campus & Ethernet troubleshooting: Cisco CCNA Exam Prep

Prepare for the Campus Ethernet exam topics in the CCNA 200-301 exam. You need to learn Ethernet for the exam

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 18048, Price: Free

The Cisco CCNA exam requires that you know how to troubleshoot Ethernet networks. You need to understand ARP, MAC address learning, Ethernet frames and more. You need to be able to troubleshoot Ethernet networks.

In this course you will review multiple Ethernet troubleshooting scenarios and learn how to fix Campus Network issues. You will also learn about the ARP protocol, layer 3 switching, SVIs, routed ports and more.

It's time to get ready for your CCNA exam!

Here is a brief overview of Ethernet from Wikipedia:

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN). It was commercially introduced in 1980 and first standardized in 1983 as IEEE 802.3, and has since been refined to support higher bit rates and longer link distances. Over time, Ethernet has largely replaced competing wired LAN technologies such as token ring, FDDI and ARCNET.

The original 10BASE5 Ethernet uses coaxial cable as a shared medium, while the newer Ethernet variants use twisted pair and fiber optic links in conjunction with hubs or switches. Over the course of its history, Ethernet data transfer rates have been increased from the original 2.94 megabits per second (Mbit/s) to the latest 100 gigabits per second (Gbit/s). The Ethernet standards comprise several wiring and signaling variants of the OSI physical layer in use with Ethernet.

Systems communicating over Ethernet divide a stream of data into shorter pieces called frames. Each frame contains source and destination addresses, and error-checking data so that damaged frames can be detected and discarded; most often, higher-layer protocols trigger retransmission of lost frames. As per the OSI model, Ethernet provides services up to and including the data link layer.

Since its commercial release, Ethernet has retained a good degree of backward compatibility. Features such as the 48-bit MAC address and Ethernet frame format have influenced other networking protocols. The primary alternative for some uses of contemporary LANs is Wi-Fi, a wireless protocol standardized as IEEE 802.11.

MPLS Fundamentals: Cisco CCNP & Real World

This is a complete guide of the MPLS protocol...what it can do for your network and when, how and where to use it.

Created by Lazaro Diaz - Network Engineer, Author teaching Cisco, CompTIA & Microsoft

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Students: 17757, Price: Free

In this course we will cover all the fundamentals of MPLS. We will be
discussing why MPLS was implemented, the terminology used in an MPLS
environment, the configurations used in MPLS, concentrating in using Layer 3
VPNs.

We will discuss the LDP protocol, what labels are and how they get forward
it to other LDR Routers. Using the hands on lab we will get to see how these
labels get forwarded and we will be configuring multiple IGP routing protocols
along with BGP to get information across our network.

We will be creating multiple types of VPNs and through the use for Route
Targets and Route Reflectors, we'll demonstrate how packets can be manipulated
in a particular direction.

We will definitely be creating Provider Edge routers Customer Edge Routers
and have customers within the same company communicate with each other and
different companies also be able to communicate with each other through VPN.

We will also learn how to create VRF's in order to make all this possible,
as well as understand the CEF, LFIB, LRIB and much more tables in order to
troubleshoot MPLS.

DISCLAIMER:   Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or  VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary softwares and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.

RIP troubleshooting: Cisco CCNA preparation

Learn the basics of the RIP routing protocol

Created by David Bombal - CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience

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Students: 16101, Price: Free

RIP is no longer part of the Cisco CCNA blueprint. However, you do need to understand some of the basics for the CCNA exam and for the real world. Do you understand administrative distance for example? Do you understand why OSPF or EIGRP would be selected over RIP?

In this course you will review multiple RIP troubleshooting scenarios and learn how to fix RIP routing issues.

Make sure you are prepared for your CCNA 200-301 exam!

Networking Scenarios with CISCO and GNS3

Real life examples and scenarios to implement networking in GNS3

Created by Ahmad Nadeem - Independent Network & Telecom Consultant

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Students: 14456, Price: Free

Whether you are a certified Engineer, a working professional or an aspiring student who just wants to learn and implement networking scenarios, then this course is the place for you.

This course will augment your understanding and concepts related to networking technologies to help you become a better Network Engineer.

Learn about IOU (IOS on Unix)

Advance Routing topics

Practical Scenarios

Proof of concepts

CISCO is the leading Networking
equipment provider with a large product portfolio ranging from small
Enterprises to large Data Centers. Once you get the foundations right through CCNA which I strongly recommend, you need to advance your knowledge to design, implement and troubleshoot real life networks. This course has been designed just for that purpose. No lengthy theories, just straight to work.

This course has been designed for
beginner / intermediate level Networking Engineers
. It will take you through the some of the available options that you can use to build your own large scale networks on your PC or laptop and practice with the commands to manage and troubleshoot them.This course will also help you in your journey towards multi-vendor environment implementations and their correlation so that no matter what equipment is presented, you feel just like home. Let's become better.

Cisco Meraki Wireless setup from scratch

Cisco Meraki Setup

Created by Dhanrajsinh Gohil - Network Automation and Datacenter Engineer

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Students: 10659, Price: Free

In this time of Network automation, the Cisco Meraki cloud based solution is in demand in the market and companies  also in search of Network engineer who have an experience of Cisco Meraki.

You will get the below information from this course.

  • This course will provide the entire detail about Cisco Meraki Wireless.

  • You will get the Basic Configuration and new setup of the wireless.

  • How to add new Meraki AP in Production and how to manage cloud hosted dashboard.

  • SSID Configuration, Guest Wireless setup and samrtphone wireless setup.

  • Splash page configuration.

  • Radius Authentication.

Cisco Multicast Labs

Configure IP Multicasting on your network

Created by Pegasus Training - Network Courses and Training Since 2004

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Students: 8268, Price: Free

This mini course is all about Multicast and all the necessary commands to configure this feature in your network!

I have explained all commands in detail so that you can easily get a grab on that feaure. If you cannot find a feature, this means either it is obsolete and a better feature replaces that or I have forgotten to include it. In the latter case, I will be more than happy if you let me know what you want and I will add it to the curriculum.

I have used GNS3 for the simulation. However, you can execute all commands on a real gear without any change.

Cool Cisco IOS commands. Master CLI tips = CLI like a Boss!

000 YouTube subscribers and has posted over 1

Created by David Bombal - David

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Students: , Price: Free

Learn Cisco CLI time saving commands like "/", "+", "more", "linenum", regular expressions and many more. Save yourself hours when working with the Cisco CLI. Learn tips and tricks from CCIEs and others with many years of networking experience.

Why spend time struggling to find command output when the Cisco CLI makes it easy to search for text?

There are many commands covered in this course and I will add more based on the feedback I receive.

So many commands are available in the Cisco IOS. For example:

"^" beginning of line

"$" end of line

"." single character

"" escape special meaning

""|"" or so you you select multiple options

""linenum"" and line numbers

""_"" which is a space

""sh run all"" to show all the configuration

""default interface"" to reset interface configuration

""reload in"" to reload the router at a specific time

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt.

David qualified as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

David is very active on social media and has over 600