CCNA Curriculum

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The CCNA curriculum includes a total of four courses (blocks), each representing 40 hours in the classroom.  While the first course, Introduction to Networks, is a pre-requisite in the CCNA curriculum, it is open to anyone interested in gaining a better understanding the basics of networking. 


Block I: Introduction to Networks

Two Convenient Options:

Option 1:  Limited to 20 Students, Face to Face Instructor Led, see details below
Cost:  $1995

Option 2:  Virtual Hybrid, online with specific dates/times for Instructor assistance, exam review assistance, see details below
Cost:  $695

Learning the basics of Networking has never been more convenient! In our Introduction to Networks course, you may choose from our  traditional classroom with hands-on experience and face-to-face interaction with the instructor and other students, OR you may participate from your home or office in our  virtual/hybrid classroom.

Participants in our virtual/hybrid classroom will be provided with log-in access to the Cisco web instruction portal during the open course window dates as listed below. Virtual/hybrid classroom participants will receive headphones by mail prior to the course start date.

Participants in our traditional classroom will have 5 weekly class meetings, from 8am-5pm each Tuesday. These participants will receive a book, continental breakfast and lunch.


Curriculum:  Living in a Network-Centric World

  • Exploring the Network
  • Introduction to Cisco IOS
  • Network Protocols & Communications
  • Network Access
  • Ethernet
  • Network Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • IP Addressing (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Subnetting IP Networks
  • Application Layer
  • Basic Network Management Concepts   


Other Blocks in the CCNA Curriculum 

After successfully completing Introduction to Networks, you may choose to continue with the three remaining blocks in the CCNA curriculum. In addition to enhancing your knowledge for on-the-job application, completing the following blocks will also prepare you for the CCNA examination.

Block II: Routing Protocols and Concepts

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Block I
Limited to 15 Students
Cost: $1995

  • Introduction to Routing and Packet Forwarding
  • Static Routing
  • Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • RIP Version I
  • VLSM and CIDR
  • RIPv2
  • The Routing Table: A Closer Look
  • Link-State Routing Protocols
  • OSPF


Block III: LAN Switching and Wireless

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Block I
Limited to 15 Students
Cost: $1995

  • LAN Design
  • Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration
  • VLANs
  • VTP
  • STP
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Basic Wireless Concepts and Configuration

Block IV: Accessing the WAN
Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Block I
Limited to 15 Students
Cost: $1995

  • PPP
  • Frame Relay
  • Network Security
  • ACLs
  • Teleworker Services
  • IP Addressing Services
  • Network Troubleshooting