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:
- Help students recognize the significant impact of networking on their lives
- Teach students how to build and support a home or small business network with wireless equipment.
- Instill a sense of awe in students and encourage them to learn more about how things work and to pursue careers in networking
- 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
- Teach students the fundamental concepts of networking
- Provide opportunities for extensive hands-on interaction with PC and networking equipment to prepare students for careers and certification exams
- Establish the relevancy of networking in our everyday lives