CCNA certification proves you have what it takes to navigate the ever-changing landscape of IT. CCNA exam covers networking fundamentals, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability. Designed for agility and versatility, CCNA validates that you have the skills required to manage and optimize today's most advanced networks.
The Cisco Networking Academy offers the following 3 courses for CCNA study:
- Introduction to Networks: The first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for entry-level networking job.
- Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials: The second course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare you for networking technician job.
- Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation: The third course in a 3-course CCNA series prepares you for networking analyst & engineering.
NetAcad students can register at an active Cisco Networking Academy teaching CCNA. Please check with your school to find out what they charge tuition-wise.
Who should complete this credential?
Thanks to new technologies, networks are becoming more intelligent, programmable and software driven. Networking Academy courses support this evolution and expose learners to new concepts and hands-on experiences. Best of all, courses are tied to CCNA certifications—among the most in-demand in the industry, according to IDC. Get started by choosing a course today.
The 3 courses in the CCNA R&S curriculum help students develop a comprehensive understanding of how networks operate, from protocols and services to network management, with an emphasis on hands-on learning and essential career skills like problem solving and collaboration.
- Hands-on labs and Cisco Packet Tracer network simulation activities
- Videos and activities to reinforce learning
- Quizzes and exams to measure learning outcomes
Step-by-Step Guide to Begin Credential
- Find a location near you that offers Cisco Networking Academy courses.
- Complete all 3 CCNA courses at a Cisco Networking Academy to achieve the knowledge needed. Visit CCNA Explained for other options.
- No formal prerequisites but one or more years of experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions is recommended.
- Take and pass the 200-301 CCNA exam.
All Cisco certifications are valid for 3 years. You may recertify by passing a qualifying exam OR earning 30 continuing education credits.
For more information, visit:
- Cisco Networking Academy website
- Cisco Networking Academy Course Demos and Collateral
- ‘CCNA Explained’