Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Multimedia University of Kenya

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. It also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).

The goals of CCNA Curriculum are as follows:

  1. Help students recognize the significant impact of networking on their lives
  2. Teach students how to build and support a home or small business network with wireless equipment.
  3. Instill a sense of awe in students and encourage them to learn more about how things work and to pursue careers in networking
  4. Prepare students for entry-level jobs in the industry by employing interactive and engaging instructional approaches that help them understand general theory and gain practical experience
  5. Teach students the fundamental concepts of networking
  6. Provide opportunities for extensive hands-on interaction with PC and networking equipment to prepare students for careers and certification exams
  7. Establish the relevancy of networking in our everyday lives

Students who complete CCNA1 (Networking for Home and Small Businesses) will be able to perform the following tasks:


  1. Set up a personal computer system, including the operating system, interface cards, and peripheral devices
  2. Plan and install a home or small business network and connect it to the Internet
  3. Verify and troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity
  4. Share resources such as files and printers among multiple computers
  5. Recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network
  6. Configure and verify common Internet applications
  7. Configure basic IP services through a GUI

Students who complete CCNA2 (Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP) will be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Describe the structure of the Internet and how Internet communications occur between hosts
  2. Install, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS devices for Internet and server connectivity
  3. Plan a basic wired infrastructure to support network traffic
  4. Implement basic WAN connectivity using Telco services
  5. Demonstrate proper disaster recovery procedures and perform server backups
  6. Monitor network performance and isolate failures
  7. Troubleshoot problems using an organized, layered procedure
  8. Describe the OSI model and the process of encapsulation

Students who complete CCNA3 (Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise) will be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Implement a LAN for an approved network design
  2. Configure a switch with VLANs and inter-switch communication
  3. Implement access lists to permit or deny specified traffic
  4. Implement WAN links
  5. Configure routing protocols on Cisco devices
  6. Perform LAN, WAN, and VLAN troubleshooting using a structured methodology and the OSI model

Students who complete CCNA4 (Designing and Supporting Computer Networks) will be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Gather customer requirements
  2. Design a simple Internetwork using Cisco technology
  3. Design an IP addressing scheme to meet LAN requirements
  4. Create an equipment list to meet LAN design requirements
  5. Create and present a proposal to a customer
  6. Install and configure a prototype Internetwork
  7. Obtain and upgrade Cisco IOS Software in Cisco devices

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