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When you pass the Cisco ICND2 exam, you'll upgrade your CCENT certification to the CCNA. On the course, you'll learn how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small-to-medium-sized network environments. This accelerated three-day course focuses on the following:
This certification is 40% faster than traditional training. During the week, you’ll take the ICND2 exam which completes your CCNA certification.
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
Firebrand’s accelerated CCNA training course offers you access to more equipment.
Typically, CCNA training providers and the equipment made available can vary greatly. Often, you'll only be given access to remote labs and never see the actual equipment, only doing exercises based on a connection to a rack of equipment “somewhere”…
At Firebrand we do things differently. We believe that in your first exposure to Cisco you should see, feel, and touch the kit. You need to get hands on practitcal experience to know about interfaces and ports, but not by seeing a PowerPoint slide or a diagram, rather by actually connecting cables to the router or switch.
You’ll work in pairs and share a “pod” of equipment located in a rack. You have your own 2811 router and 2960 switch, access to additional equipment such as a Frame-Relay switch, along with additional routers and switches should you wish to tinker.
The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you both for the CCNA exams, and more importantly, the real world.
CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Routing and Switching certifications have received Gold certification from the IPv6 Forum's Education Certification Program. This means that students who gain these certifications can display the IPv6 logo, demonstrating that they have attained IPv6 knowledge and skills. The IPv6 Forum is a worldwide consortium of leading Internet vendors, Industry Subject Matter Experts, Research & Education Networks, with the mission to advocate the adoption of IPv6 technology.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
During this official Cisco CCNA training course, you'll learn the following material:
Implementing Scalable Medium-Sized Networks
Troubleshooting Basic Connectivity
Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
Implementing a Scalable, OSPF Based Solution
Network Device Management
You'll sit the following exams on site as part of the course. Covered by your Certification Guarantee:
Firebrand’s accelerated ICND 2 training course offers you access to more equipment than most.
There are many Cisco training providers and the equipment used can vary greatly. Several use remote labs where you never see the actual equipment but do exercises based on a connection to a rack of equipment “somewhere”…
At Firebrand we see things differently. We believe that in your first exposure to Cisco you should see, feel, and touch the kit. You need to know about interfaces and ports, but not by seeing a PowerPoint slide or a diagram, rather by actually connecting cables to the router or switch.
You have your own 2811 router and 2960 switch, access to additional equipment such as a Frame-Relay switch, along with additional routers and switches. The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you both for the ICND 2 exam and, more importantly, the real world.
The equipment we supply, alongside 24 hour lab access, gives you the tools to prepare you for the ICND 2 exam, more importantly, the real world.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
In order to sit the exam - and take the last step to get your CCNA certification - you must already have the CCENT (ICND1) certification and working knowledge of the Windows operating system.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 66,105 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.62% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (11/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"Completed ICND1 with Firebrand. Liked it so much that I came back for ICND2. Experience was the same for ICND2, fantastic and unmatched by any other training provider. Lecturer gives you all the support, knowledge and time necessary to get you to pass the exam, providing you give the same effort and dedication. Will defiantly be coming back to Firebrand for future courses and certifications. "
J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down.
My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Firebrand's training schedule is never for the weak minded. It is a grueling schedule at best. The instructor's approach to this type of training schedule has been the best I have seen to date.
When you get "your telephone directory" courseware, he has managed to condense this in such as way that you cover every aspect, BUT manage to retain it. I have never seen this level of effectiveness before on such a course. Thank you and well done to our instructor, you are a credit to Firebrand Training! :)"
Simon Fenwick, Staysure.co.uk. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/6/2016 to 11/6/2016)
"A great Cisco training experience. The classroom was very comfortable, the equipment good to work on and the instructor was excellent.
R.G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/6/2016 to 11/6/2016)
"Great trainers, great location. Well thought out and put together"
Tony Payne. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/6/2016 to 11/6/2016)
Really good teacher.
Chibuzor Achukoh, Siemens. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9/6/2016 to 11/6/2016)
"Good environment and location. I was able to concentrate and focus on the subject at hand. Great and knowledgeable instructor."
C.S.. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (15/10/2015 to 17/10/2015)
"Firebrand has professional trainers who deliver the course content in a well explained manner"
Peter Croom, Stanley Black and Decker Inc. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (20/8/2015 to 22/8/2015)
"I've experienced the immersive aspect. It's lush!"
Mark Sharman. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (20/8/2015 to 22/8/2015)
"Good course but very tough if you dont prepare or have no knowledge of topics that are covered."
C.W. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (23/7/2015 to 25/7/2015)
"I had a great experience, really enjoyed it."
Marlise Rogers, Petroleum Pipe. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18/6/2015 to 20/6/2015)
"Very intense course, but I learnt so much in such a short time. Well organised, instructor very knowledgeable. I'd definitely recommend it."
S.I.. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18/6/2015 to 20/6/2015)
"Great course. Plenty of information given. The instructor does a great job at explaining and getting the information across."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (6/4/2015 to 8/4/2015)
"Great training facility and instructors."
Paul Baron. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (22/1/2015 to 24/1/2015)
"Well taught and thorough training. The instructor was very helpful as always."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (18/12/2014 to 20/12/2014)
"training was well presented and covered all necessary topics "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19/6/2014 to 21/6/2014)
"Firebrand Training Centre is a perfect place to learn and the exam centre was excellent and fair place for all types of courses. Everything that Firebrand does for training and exam is so very well organised."
Francis Santana, Telco Communication UK Ltd. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (6/1/2014 to 11/1/2014)
"Our Cisco Trainer delivered the course in a well paced and knowledgeable fashion with a bit of humor!
The instructor was not afraid to go outside the course parameters to give supporting information and real world examples, he managed to answer every Cisco question thrown at him, however hard we tried to trip him. Nothing short of brilliant.
Facilities are great, really good place to come to focus on the material and really learn the subject."
Luke Withers. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (19/8/2013 to 21/8/2013)
"The instructor was fantastic and helped expand my knowledge of Cisco via the ICND 1 course. "
David McGregor, Leidos. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (5/2/2018 to 8/2/2018)
"Excellent course, well delivered at a good pace and very thorough and relevant."
K.O.. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/2/2018 to 4/3/2018)
"The Cisco instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. The quality of training is second to none, but you need to arrive prepared to work your socks off!"
L.S.. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (11/12/2017 to 17/12/2017)
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (23/10/2017 to 29/10/2017)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (15/10/2017 to 22/10/2017)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (18/9/2017 to 20/9/2017)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (4/9/2017 to 10/9/2017)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (7/8/2017 to 13/8/2017)
"Rapid training, great instructors with plenty of support."
Scott Beal, amatis Networks. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (31/7/2017 to 3/8/2017)
"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (17/7/2017 to 19/7/2017)
"I have attended many courses with Firebrand and always enjoy the quality of teaching!"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP Security (14 days) (26/6/2017 to 9/7/2017)
"Training here is a very high standard with the tutor going into granular detail on each subject. Not only did we go through course material, we went through how these are applied into the day to day running of a business. New skills here will be taken back and implemented into my working environment."
Richard Smith , Redcare 5G. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)
"I had a great learning experience with Firebrand, all staff were very polite and helpful. I'd train again with them, highly recommended."
Stacey Gribble, Expro Group Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (14/4/2017 to 20/4/2017)
"Firebrand is an amazing company which I would recommend to anyone willing to learn within their fields of interest.
The knowledge of my teacher was second to none and the staff around are very helpful, polite and welcoming.
S.B, RTF Networks. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/3/2017 to 11/3/2017)
"A tough course delivered with seasoned experience by our instructor who knew not only the subject inside out but the best way to present it to relative novices like myself. I will take a lot away from this course and hopefully be able to build on the knowledge gained."
Karl Mardell, Premier Systems IT. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Great teacher. Really explained things well and went through the whole course in the expected detail. "
Farooq Riaz. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"Good facilities and learning environment, gives you everything you need to move your qualification forward!"
Chris Bloy, Acentic. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (6/2/2017 to 11/2/2017)
"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"Ive trained at Firebrand before and every time is just as good as the last. The team are very professional and the tutors I have had are super experienced and full of knowledge. I would highly recommend Firebrand courses over months and months of home studying any time!!"
Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6/2/2017 to 8/2/2017)
"I genuinely think that the instructors leading the courses at Firebrand are some of the best in the world. Its amazing how much information they manage to condense down to only a few days as well as delivering it in a way that allows you to fully absorb everything."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (9/1/2017 to 14/1/2017)
"Good start and end time to days, training was thorough throughout and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable."
Callum Catterall. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (12/12/2016 to 17/12/2016)
"Very good training, some of the best Ive ever received. Rapid pace, and made me feel really confident going into the exam, and you cant ask for more than that. Great facilities also. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12/12/2016 to 14/12/2016)
"A great learning experience! The facilities, instructor knowledge and focussed environment really helps with study and learning. Its also a great place to network with like-minded colleagues from many varied environments and to explore interesting new avenues of learning for a career future."
Gareth Watson, Busy Ant Ltd. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Firebrand Training is bar none the best training environment. Ive taken A+, Net+, and CCNP R&S, and I will take more in the future!"
Thomas Ward, GDIT. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Great learning environment, everything organised to enable you to simply focus on the course. Excellent instructor with deep knowledge throughout the course."
Chris Norman, Sun Trading. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4/12/2016 to 11/12/2016)
"Although it was hard work, it was nice being distraction free from everything else, including work! It was nice being on the course with other people in the same boat as me, chatting and getting to know new people was great."
Michael Eaton, Iforium Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (7/11/2016 to 9/11/2016)
"Really enjoyed everything. Trainer was enthusiastic and we all enjoyed it a lot."
Zak Riddington, Self. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (10/10/2016 to 15/10/2016)