If you have a training need, we can meet it! Westcon Comstor Academy offers a wide range of vendor training options for individuals and partners. With our unparalleled range of technical programmes, we will help you expand your capabilities and keep you ahead of the competition. If you're new to certification, we understand that the various vendors and tracks can be overwhelming. We can help you choose a training path that best fits your interest, needs and goals, so if you're not sure what you need please contact us for further information or training advice.

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Courses

The Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) v1.2 course is designed to helpstudents prepare for the Cisco CCNP SP certification. The SPROUTE course is a component of the CCNP SP curriculum.The SPROUTE course is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of advanced routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. The goal is to train professionals to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using these techniques instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or wiring configurations are added. The SPROUTE training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.The course also includes classroom activities with remote labs that are useful to gain practical skills on deploying Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR features to operate and support the service provider network.
This course will enable students to perform the conceptual, intermediate and details design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability and availability. ARCH enables students, applying solid Cisco network solution models and recommended design practices, to provide viable, stable Enterprise internetworking solutions. The course presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. New in version 3.0 is the addition of content addressing software defined networks (SDN). It is recommended that the students only attend this course after they mastered DESGN v3.0 topics and have passed DESGN 200-301 exam.
In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, this course promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks.
ROUTE is one of three courses associated with tests required to earn the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification. The ROUTE course builds on the routing skills that the student developed in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. ROUTE teaches advanced routing topics a network administrator needs to know in order to implement and manage an enterprise network of a medium or large size enterprise. Through lectures and hands-on labs students will learn to dramatically increase the number of routers and branch locations in an organization without having to redesign the network when these additional sites are added.
SWITCH is one of three courses associated with tests required to earn the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification. The SWITCH course builds on the switching skills that the student developed in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. This course will prepare students to design, implement, and manage complex enterprise switching environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture though lectures and hands-on lab exercises.
The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0 course provides you with the knowledge and skills that are needed how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. The course focuses on the functions of networking, knowledge of Cisco routers and switches, establishing internet connectivity, managing ACLs, configuring device security, implementing VLANs and trunks, configuring static routing and RIPv2, and becoming familiar with IPv6. You will also learn how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification. Several topics have been added including; understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security. New Exam: 100-105 All configuration commands are introduced through examples and supported with lab exercises. A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module.
The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v3.0 course provides network administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. Key additions to this latest revision include; understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability, how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks, along with an overview of network programmability and the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures. A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module. New Exam: 200-105 Configure: Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes, using Cisco IOS Software commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network. Verify: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired. Troubleshoot: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to identify the cause of basic-level network issues and correctly implement a solution that ensures that the network is performing as desired. Job roles: Entry-level network engineer, network administrator, network support technician, or help desk technician. We strongly recommend that other students start with ICND1
TSHOOT and its associated exam are one of three required to earn the Cisco CCNP certification. This course is designed to give network administrators the knowledge they need to resolve enterprise routing and switching problems quickly and effectively. A large part of this course will involve looking at hypothetical companies and their networking issues and working through resolving those issues in a controlled environment. By the end of the courses students will have developed a set of best practices for approaching networking problems that they can take back and apply at their own organizations.