CCNA Curriculum R&S (based on CISCO networking academy curriculum)
The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks.The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum consists of four courses:
1) Introduction to Networks (ITN) is the first course in the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
2) Routing and Switching Essentials is the second course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing.
3) Scaling Networks is the third course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum teaching students how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP.
4) Connecting Networks is the fourth and final course in the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum covering the WAN technologies and network services employed by converged applications in a complex network. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe computer hardware basics, binary and hexadecimal number systems, basic networking terminology, and internetworking concepts.
- Identify the major components of a network system, including clients and servers, network interface cards (NICs), internetworking devices, media, and topologies.
- Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), metropolitan-area networks (MANs), storage-area networks (SANs), content networks (CNs), and virtual private networks (VPNs).
- Describe the major network access methods and outline the key features of each.
- Describe the functions and operations of switching technologies.
- Explain the format and significance of each of the following components to a network system: IP addressing, classes, reserved address space, and subnetting.
- Calculate valid subnetwork addresses and mask values so that user/network requirements are met when given an IP address scheme.
- Explain the purposes of networking addresses, routing protocols, and routed protocols.
- Describe the functions, operations, and primary components of WAN technologies.
- Describe the function, operation, and primary components required to provide remote access services.
- Use available configuration tools to establish connectivity to the appropriate network device in order to complete the initial device configuration.
CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum builds the skills you need to get hired and succeed in jobs related to networking computers, devices, and things. Whether you’re preparing for your first job or specializing with more study, CCNA is a great foundation.
Career pathways include: network technician, support engineer, network administrator, network designer, network engineer, and more.
Certification: Cisco CCENT or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching