Cisco Certification, Mel Ralph CCNA - Induction, Mel Ralph 2

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Jul 13, 2012 (5 years and 10 months ago)


CCNA Course
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Introduction to Cisco Certification
Cisco Certification Overview

Cisco offers three levels of certification:

Associate - CCNA

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Expert - CCIE

All paths require CCNA as a pre-requisite
CCNA Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate

No pre-requisites

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640-802 CCNA (90 mins, 50-60 questions)

or both of these

640-822 ICND1

640-816 ICND2

Valid for 3 years, then need re-certification
Benefits of Certification

Industry recognised qualification

Use of Cisco Career Certification logo

on your personal web page and business card
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Registered with Cisco

Profile can be made available online to
a third party (e.g. prospective employer)

Part of a global community of network
The 640-802 CCNA Exam

Testing is done by Pearson VUE

Book exam online:-

Test centres around the country, including
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Birmingham (2x)

Cost about £120 per test

Type of questions include:

Multiple choice questions

Simulations (router configuration)
Cisco Networking Academy

Designed to teach networking skills

Preparation for certification exam

CCNA curriculum (version 4)

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Exploration (degree level)

CCNP curriculum (version 5)

Completing the CCNA course is a pre-requisite

Also includes practical assessments

Information about the Academy Program:
Cisco Networking Academy at
Wolverhampton University

Four CCNA Exploration courses:

10 weeks - Network Fundamentals
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10 weeks - Routing Protocols and Concepts

8 weeks - LAN Switching and Wireless

8 weeks - Accessing the WAN
CCNA Exploration 1
- Network Fundamentals

1. Living in a Network-Centric World

2. Communications over the Networks

3. OSI Application Layer Functionality

4. OSI Trans
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5. OSI Network Layer

6. Addressing the Network – IPv4

7. Data Link Layer

8. OSI Physical Layer

9. Ethernet

10. Planning and Cabling Networks

11. Configuring and Testing Your Network
For each course the assessment is:

A one-hour closed-book online test

Pass mark is 70%
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A two-hour practical skills assessment

You are allowed a second attempt at each
assessment, if necessary

You must pass Exploration 1 before enrolling
on Exploration 2, etc.
CCNA Exam Discount Vouchers

Discount vouchers are provided to students for
ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNA composite exam.

To qualify for CCNA exam voucher, you must:

pass a

our courses

receive a score of 75% or higher on your first
attempt of the final exam for the final CCNA
Exploration course: Accessing the WAN.

The discount is usually 50%
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Cisco Staff at Wolves Uni

Steve Garner LMC

Dr Ian Coulson Instructor

Mel Ralph Instructor
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Tel: 01902 321481

Elaine Downes Administrator

Tel: 01902 321406
Registering as an Academy

Academy homepage:

Enter tem
username and
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Complete registration

Important to include a valid email address

Success on the Academy Program can
earn you a discount for the CCNA
certification exam (currently 50%)
To Activate Chapter Tests

(not Elaine)

Include details:

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Chapter number(s)

Please give at least 2 working days notice

Not more than three tests at a time
Text Books

The online curriculum material is sufficient
for studying this course, but Cisco Press
also publish a number of books to support
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students, including

Network Fundamentals,CCNA
Exploration Companion Guide

Dye / McDonald / Rufi • October 2007, Cisco Press

ISBN 10: 1587132087 • ISBN 13: 9781587132087

Use your Cisco login to access your student
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Tutor homepage

Local copy of the curriculum material

(you will need a username and password)