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CCNA-Cisco Certifed Network Associate

A 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, 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 Basic Competencies

Upon completion of CCNA1, students have an understanding of networking basics including:

  • Computer hardware and software, electricity, networking terminology, and protocols
  • LANs and WANs, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Ethernet, and Internet Protocol (IP) addressing
  • Design and documentation of a basic network and structured cabling
  • Network-to-network communications

CCNA2-Router And Routing Basic Competencies

Upon completion of CCNA2, students have an understanding of routers and routing including:

  • Router user interfaces, components and configurations
  • Basics of IOS versions, naming and software backup
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP addressing and subnetting
  • Interior routing protocols RIP, IGRP

CCNA3-Switching Basic And Intermediate Routing Competencies

Upon completion of CCNA3, students have an understanding of switching and intermediate routing including:

  • Switching and VLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Routing and Routing Protocols
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Network documentation, security and troubleshooting

CCNA4-WAN Technologies Competencies

Upon completion of CCNA4, students have an understanding of WAN technology basics including:

  • WAN devices, encapsulation formats, and communication
  • PPP components, session establishment, and authentication
  • ISDN uses, services, and configuration
  • Frame relay technology and configuration Industry-recognized Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) coursework prepares students for CCNA certification.