Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a 4-module
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 multi-protocol
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
Exploration is composed of four courses: Network Fundamentals, Routing
Protocols and Concepts, LAN Switching and Wireless, and Accessing the WAN.
Network Fundamentals is the first course and it has no prerequisites. It is a
prerequisite for the other three courses.
After completing CCNA Exploration, students will be prepared
to take the CCNA Certification Exam.