This course is for Cisco's newest certification, the CCNA R/S 200-125, that became effective on August 21st, 2016.
Cisco certifications do have an expiration date and they need to be renewed every couple of years.
Laz is notorious for his nonchalant and unorthodox way of teaching, and has quickly become one of UDEMY's top instructors with a student base of over 38K+ students in his old CCNA 200-120 (now a private course), and an overall student base of 53K+ and counting for all his courses on UDEMY.
Not to mention his achievement in being instrumental in getting hris students certified world wide.
Laz's courses are being taught in over 194 countries and some of these have been translated into other languages.
This is why he has become a rising star in Cisco certifications and Networking!
This is his latest course for the CCNA R/S and has everything you needs to prepare for the 200-125 certification exam.
The course was produced in a very effective manner where you, the student, would feel as if you are in a classroom setting and the instructor is speaking directly to YOU.
Following Laz's instructions and using his recommendations for other resources like books, etc., has proven to be the key to lead his students to achieve success in passing the certification exam.
In Laz's style of teaching, (and there is a method to his madness), is very laid back and somewhat unorthodox, as you will see for yourself.
However, this is to make the topics covered more digestible and easier for anyone to understand. Even if you are totally new to Networking.
So, whether you are a novice, need to pass the CCNA or just need a refresher for your current job, this course has everything you need.
Don't doubt the Instructor with the proven record, but rather embrace his knowledge and his experience when it comes to this; after allhis reputation depends on your success!
You will acquire the knowledge in this course
to make it transferable to real world use, as a Cisco and/or IT
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
The Cisco Packet Tracer & VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing
Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through
But students have more options that those. They can create their own lab with real equipment, get BOSON or GNS3.
It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.
Please also NOTE: .pkt files have been up-loadable to UDEMY's site via a ZIP folder. However, I would like to stress that replicating my labs will help students to practice, follow along and will drive down the information in a more precise manner where the students will retain more of the information for the test.
BOOKS USED IN THE COURSE: CCNA R/S by Cisco Press, Sybex CCNA Study Guide by Todd Lammle & The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!, by Lazaro J. Diaz - These are ALL available on AMAZON
This course will give you an in-depth understanding of
networking, using routers and switches and their various configurations
and connections. You will learn how to configure; default, static
and dynamic routing. You will comprehend how to manipulate each of
the routing protocols attributes to meet the requirements of the
This course will also prepare you in Layer 2 technology and its various configurations, such as;
VLAN’s, VTP, STP, PortFast, EtherChannel, Port-Security, Inter-VLAN
communication & Trunking; plus the newest requirements needed for CISCO's NEW CCNA
(200-125) certification exam as well.
You will also acquire the
knowledge needed to secure the routers through the use of Access-list,
configuring the different types of NAT & will be able to manage the
As a students, you will also be able to
thoroughly grasp the concepts of both Internet Protocols; IPv4 &
IPv6. These are KEY to any Network!
Please keep in mind that Laz has his own book called "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" that will further help those that need a more in-depth understanding of IPv4 & IPv6.
Also covered in this course is Wide Area Network Protocols like HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay, HSRP, BGP, MPLS, NHRP, MGRE among other things.
You will also
learn how to create redundancy in networks through the use of
Redundancy Protocols such as HSRP which is just as important. Also,
within the WAN, you, the student, will also learn how to create VPN’s and GRE
Tunnels among other things that are crucial in passing the new CCNA.
Great achievements and success is at your grasp!
All you need to do is let this course guide you through it.
The possibilities are going to be endless once you take this CCNA certification course.
And now, with UDEMYS Pilot program for Certification TEST Courses (which this course is part of), your odds of succeeding has just skyrocketed!
- Those taking this course should have a basic knowledge of Networking
- Students should have a CCNA R/S study guide book to go along with the course since it will reiterate what is being taught in the course.
- The course uses a combination of simulators like the Cisco Packet Tracer, GNS3 & VIRL to show different topologies and drive the information in a visual manner
- The simulators used are not provided as part of the course
- It is the students' responsibility to acquire their own simulator and or live equipment to replicate the topologies shown in this course
- Anyone that has a passion for Networking, whether for a certification or not,must take this course
- Books used in this course:CCNA R/S by Cisco Press, Sybex CCNA book by Todd Lammle & The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!, by Lazaro J. Diaz
- Once you complete this course, you will be prepared and ready to pass Cisco's new CCNA R/S 200-125 certification exam.
- If you need to be knowledgeable in Networking, than this is the course for you!
This can be the year to achieve your goals if you are serious about you certs
If you are determined, ambitious and hungry for a new beginningthen this should be your year
and how better to start or end the year than to get an IT Certification
Whether you are interested in the CCNA or the CCNP or you just want to understand the key topics for these, taking one or ALL my courses, will get you a lot closer to that goal.
But, don't take my word for itplease look at the FREE previews (they are available in all my courses) and see for yourself.
However, keep in mind that I'm also an author and you can find my books on AMAZON.
NOWwhat you wanted to know about me but were afraid to ask:
If you are tired of the same old methods of learning and want someone that is pretty much unconventional, but at the same time will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience in layman's termsthen please preview my courses and you will discover that I am your guy.
I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry.
So, if anyone can get you certified it's me.
My teaching experience stems from teaching at institutions like Palm Beach Community College, New Horizons, Florida Career College (now Anthem College) and The Academy of South Florida not to mention that I also do private consulting.
Here I bring the classroom to you.
I am in several eLearning Platforms worldwide, to include my ownbut you can look it up since I'm not allowed to put it here.
Courtesy of the internet, I have been teaching students from all over the world and all walks of life. thank goodness for technology ;-)
Having been on all sides of the spectrum; as a student, a teacher/trainer, and in the field, I believe this uniquely qualifies me to understand you.
I know firsthand what you have been exposed to as opposed to what you really want to accomplish. These two are sometimes extremely conflicting and frustrating. That is why I teach in the manner I do and can relate to your rejection of the Status Quo.
I have taught corporate employees at MetroPCS (now T-Mobile) and have also taught IT professionals of companies like The Florida Marlins, Ulysse Nardin, Alberta Water Department (Canada), The Assurant Group, Hospital personnel & Attorney's firms, among others. to guide them in acquiring their IT certifications or general knowledge in IT and Networking.
However, my expertise also extends to being able to teach applications as well. YESI am also an application instructor and qualified to teach Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. This, of course, includes the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification.
But Cisco is my passion ;-)
As you can see, I am a multifaceted person and consider myself to be an eternal student as well.
Remember that I too must keep up with technology since these changes seem to be daily, if not hourly.
I teach in an unconventional way that allows students to understand the subject matter and can, therefore, not only prepare them for a Cisco certification exam but help them apply my methods in the real world.
I strive to give the student a greater opportunity to be able to compete in the current job markets.
Do I go above and beyond what is needed for a certification?YES, I dobecause it's not only about getting a certification, but it's also about making sure that you, the student, are prepared for a job interview and/or maintaining your current job by enhancing your skills.
This is where I step in and make sure that you are prepared for whatever comes your way and make you become an asset to your employer.
Everyone has different requirements and I make sure, or at least I try, to provide information for most scenarios.
My classes and/or courses are very simple and that's how I like to teach. I truly believe in "KISS"NO, I don't want to kiss youthis means "keep it simple stupid" -
If things are kept simple, easily explained in a way that the student can grasp quickly and retain the informationthen I have achieved my goal.
For those that do not know me yet, you may not be used to my style of teaching, but you will soon get accustomed to it :)
I'm very laid back, I try to make learning fun and I teach in layman's termsno physics jargon or mumbo jumbo in my teachings.
My courses are very interactive and extremely dynamicyou will not find my lectures monotone or boring, because falling asleep, for lack of excitement, is just NOT an option and NOT who I am.
Then just look for yourself at my video previews, which I always provide on ALL my courses. Therefore, you can then determine if I'm the right guy to help you get your industry-specific certifications.
I certainly hope that after a careful review of my credentials & testimonials (you can Google me you know) and see if I'm the Cisco Instructor you're looking for!
Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor, Author &
Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" and "CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Certification Guide: The ultimate solution for passing the CCNA certification and boosting your networking career", now on AMAZON or Packt Publishing