CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY
CCNA Routing and Switching

Target Audience
The Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills. CCNA Routing and Switching provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development.
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, and community centers.

Curriculum Overview
The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum consists of seven courses, which provides greater flexibility to accommodate different student learning goals and allow instructors to personalize their teaching styles and instructional flows.

Students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT® certification exam after completing a set of two courses or the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam after completing a set of four courses.
In each course, Networking Academy™ students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning.
CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.
CCNA Routing and Switching includes the following features:
-Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification exams

-The language used to describe networking concepts is designed to be easily understood by learners at all levels and embedded interactive activities help reinforce comprehension.
-Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.
-Multimedia learning tools, including videos, games, and quizzes, address a variety of learning styles and help stimulate learning and promote increased knowledge retention.
-Hands-on labs and Cisco®Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.