Tuesday, June 27, 2017
 

CCNA Discovery

The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum provides general networking theory, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives – from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC skills and foundational math and problem solving skills. The curriculum offers an engaging learning experience for more visual and kinetic learners. Many interactive activities are embedded in all of the courses to break up the text and help reinforce student comprehension. In addition, a large number of labs encourage additional hands-on practice.

CCNA Discovery can be delivered as an independent curriculum or integrated into a broader course of study, such as technology or continuing education programs. The curriculum is appropriate for students at many education levels and types of institutions, including high schools, secondary schools, universities, colleges, career and technical schools, community organizations, and other non-traditional learning environments.

CCNA Discovery helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally-recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications.

Features

CCNA Discovery teaches networking based on technology, covering networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical, and integrated approach – from network applications to the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. CCNA Discovery includes the following features:

  • Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for Cisco CCNA certification and entry- level networking careers
  • The curriculum discusses networking concepts in depth and uses language that allows for integration with engineering concepts, providing a deep, theoretical understanding of networking concepts for experienced learners with advanced problem- solving and analytical skills.
  • Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills
  • Rich multimedia content, including Flash-based interactive activities, videos, games, and quizzes, addresses a variety of learning styles and help stimulate learning and increase knowledge retention
  • Hands-on labs and Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills
  • Innovative assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills
  • Provides students with the skills needed to succeed in network- ing-related degree programs

Course Description

This curriculum teaches networking based on technology, using a top-down, theoretical, and integrated approach. The CCNA Discovery curriculum consists of four courses that offer flexibility in the delivery of the courses:

  • Networking for Home and Small Business
  • Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
  • Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
  • Designing and Supporting Computer Network

Industry Recognized Certification

Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to help them prepare for the Cisco CCNA® certification exam. The CCNA certification is highly valued in the global networking industry and provides validation of the skills and knowledge required for entry-level networking careers.

CCNA Discovery helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally-recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications.

Careers

The curriculum also helps students develop networking skills and knowledge that extend beyond the minimum requirements for the CCNA certification. CCNA Discovery emphasizes practical experience to help prepare students for entry-level networking and IT careers such as the following:

  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Network installer
  • Network technician
  • Help desk technician

Students will be prepared to pursue IT and networking careers in a variety of industries such as healthcare, financial services, fashion, entertainment, and more. Today nearly every company in every industry relies on IT, so the skills learned in CCNA Discovery can provide a powerful foundation for a career in almost any field a student may choose to pursue