This course is suitable for those wishing to further their career or make a career in networking.
The Cisco Networking Academy program consists of four units. The program is designed to teach you the skills needed to design build and maintain small to medium size networks. This gives you the opportunity to enter the workforce and/or further your education and training in the computer-networking field. You must complete one module before progressing to the next.
- Identify and describe the functions of each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model.
- Identify the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols.
- Identify and describe the transmission mediums, Physical Layer devices and their associated limitations.
- Define and describe the functions of a MAC address.
- Describe the techniques for IP address management.
- Identify network and routing protocols.
- Describe the functionality of internet working devices.
- Describe the functionality of network topologies.
- Describe and apply the stages involved in network design and documentation.
- Routing Protocols and Concepts.
- Identify elements of a router.
- Demonstrate understanding of the techniques of how to configure a router.
- Identify problems that each routing type encounters when dealing with topology changes, and describe techniques how to resolve them.
- Describe the techniques for loading and backing up IOS software image.
- Demonstrate understanding of routing and routing protocols.
- Demonstrate understanding of the commands required to configure access lists on the route/ Switching.
- Demonstrate understanding of implementing Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM).
- Demonstrate understanding of the commands required to configure and monitor intermediate routing protocols on the router.
- Describe benefits and advantages of LAN segmentation using a range of network devices.
- Describe full-duplex and half-duplex Ethernet operation.
- Distinguish between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching.
- Describe the benefits of virtual LANs.
- Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits.
- Describe the operation of VLAN Trunking Protocol and its benefits WAN Technologies.
- Demonstrate understanding of scaling IP addresses.
- Identify the differences between WAN services.
- Demonstrate PPP operation to encapsulate WAN data on routers.
- Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and Dial-on-Demand (DDR).
- Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of Frame Relay.
- Demonstrate awareness of network management.
- Demonstrate awareness of optical networking.
All course materials are part of the Cisco Network Academy Curriculum.
We have a dedicated networking lab with all the Cisco equipment needed to complete the CCNA.
On completion of CCNA 2 and 4 you will qualify for a discounted voucher which can be redeemed against the professional certification INTRO and ICND respectively, which make up CCNA Certification. These exams are administered through Pearson VUE.
The Cisco Networking Academy Program provides the opportunity for two levels of certification, Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP), designed to meet employment standards for the networking industry. CCNA and CCNP certifications are part of the Cisco Careers Certification program.
Other levels of certification, including the industry renowned Cisco Certified Internet working Expert (CCIE) are available through Ciscos corporate training program. For more information on Cisco Career Certifications visit: http://www.cisco.com/training.
Career opportunities upon completion include: IT Support Technician, Cable installation, Network administration and Router/Switch installation and configuration.