Cisco Networking Academy Program

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and improved instructional techniques. From
building a website to basic networking skills
to VLAN troubleshooting, the Networking
Academy curriculum prepares students for
lifelong opportunities in the real world.
Academies offer a range of courses for a vari-
ety of careers in network design and adminis-
tration, technical support, programming or
software engineering, database development
and administration, and Web development.
The associate-level CCNA
course covers the
basic foundation of networking. The profes-
sional-level CCNP
course builds on CCNA
with more complex network configurations,
and network diagnosis and troubleshooting.
The Fundamentals of Network Security
course teaches students to design and imple-
ment security solutions to reduce the risk of
revenue loss and vulnerability. Fundamentals
of Wireless LANs is an introductory course
about the design, planning, implementation,
operation, and troubleshooting of wireless
networks. Additional courses sponsored by
IT industry leaders include:
• IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
and IT Essentials II: Network Operating
Systems sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
• Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling
sponsored by Panduit
• Fundamentals of UNIX and Fundamentals
of Java Programming sponsored by Sun
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),
a minimum 280-hour curriculum, is the first
step in a Cisco career certification path.
Particular emphasis is given to using decision-
making and problem-solving techniques in
the application of science, mathematics,
Cisco Networking Academy Program
Changing the Way People Learn
Launched in 1997, the Cisco Networking
Program has grown to more
than 10,000 Academies in more than 150
countries, with a curriculum taught in 9
languages. More than 400,000 students
participate in Academies in high schools,
colleges and universities, technical schools,
community-based organizations, and other
educational programs around the world.
The Academy program utilizes a blended
learning model, integrating face-to-face
teaching with a challenging Web-based
curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and
Internet-based assessment. Academy gradu-
ates are prepared for networking and IT-
related careers in the public and private sec-
tors, as well as for higher education in engi-
neering, computer science, and related fields.
The Networking Academy
Each Academy has certified instructors
who deliver standards-based, high-quality
curriculum in specially equipped Academy
labs, where students practice on standard
equipment enabling them to apply what they
learn. The curriculum is regularly updated
with information about new technologies
Data Sheet
Cisco Certified
Network Associate
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
communication and social studies concepts to solve networking
problems.Students will learn how to install and configure Cisco
switches and routers in multiprotocol networks using local and wide
area networks (LANs and WANs), provide Level 1 troubleshooting
service, and improve network performance and security. Additionally,
instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance,
and use of networking software tools and equipment, as well as all
local, state, and federal safety, building, and environmental codes
and regulations.Taught at secondary and post-secondary levels,
CCNA features:
• CCNA1—Networking Basics
• CCNA2—Routers and Routing Basics
• CCNA3—Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing
• CCNA4—WAN Technologies
CCNA1 Networking Basics Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA1 students have an understanding of
networking basics including:
• Basics of Ethernet technologies
• Network media
• IP addressing
• Routing
CCNA2 Routing and Routing Basics Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA2 students have an understanding of
routers and routing including:
• Basics of configuring routers
• Routing protocols
• TCP/IP concepts
• Access lists
• Networking troubleshooting skills
CCNA3 Switching Basics and
Intermediate Routing Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA3 students have an understanding of
switching and intermediate routing including:
• Basics of OSPF
• Basics of EIGRP
• Switch configuration
• Spanning Tree Protocol
CCNA4 WAN Technologies Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA4 students have an understanding of
WAN technology concepts including:
• Frame Relay
• Emerging Technologies
Industry-Recognized Certifications
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) coursework prepares
students for CCNA certification.
Comprehensive Internet Skills for Economic Growth
IT is a growing industry, essential to economic and business develop-
ment. According to IDC analysts: The IT industry will grow by 6 to
7% in 2004 and the Internet will have one billion users by 2006 and
support $6 trillion (USD) in commerce. New technologies such as
converged devices, smart handhelds, wireless games, embedded
devices in everyday durable goods will be on the rise.
A study conducted by Certification Magazine on the industry’s top
10 certifications picks CCNA as the best entry-level certification
(Certification Magazine, “Certification Top 10 Lists”, by Ed Tittle,
November, 2003)
The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum prepares students for
industry standard certifications as well as vendor neutral certifica-
tions. These include CCNA; CCNP; Cisco Firewall Specialist; Cisco
Wireless LAN Support Specialist; A+, Linux+, Network+, Security+,
Server+ certifications, administered by CompTIA and Sun Certified
Programmer for Java 2 Platform.
Visit the following Web sites for more information:
Cisco Networking Academy Program
Career Connection
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