Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Certified Network Associate Program

The Cisco network academy program offers a wide range of valuable internet technology skills through CCNA, CCNP.

The main purpose of Cisco is to educate and train a pool of student in the campus to design, build and maintain complex computer networks for the demands and opportunities of the new economy and access to the latest IT and telecommunication technology.

The information economy will demand an unprecedented level of technology literary from tomorrow’s workers. As per IDC and Gartner group, a shortage of networking professionals will mean that 30 percent of enterprise will be unable to support the onslaught of new applications they are building.

Cisco networking academy program is TIMERLY response to these challenges.

Cisco offers CCNA through two ways.

  • Commercially
  • Academy
  • Commercially the student has to undergo for the training at some professional training center in the market where he has to give ONE exam. The biggest disadvantage of obtaining a certificate commercially is that student doers not get proper hands on experience on the network equipments and also the depth knowledge of the course.

    Cisco had introduced a concept of the academies which is further divided into two parts:

  • Regional Academy
  • Local Academy
  • The regional academy is the academy which offers CCNA and also provides training to instructors for teaching the curriculum of CCNA. It also provides the technical support to the local academies.

    The local academy runs the CCNA curriculum to train the students.

      To educate and train the students in our institute in the highly employable IT skills on Internet networking skills. This will also benefit the corporations in our state that face a shortage of skilled IT personnel and this obviate their need to recruit foreign talents.

      Cisco systems will provide the curriculum, training and program support required to help establish and maintain the academies. The extensive online material for studying the curriculum is available which also includes the interactive laboratory, Which establishes the confidence to work. Cisco curriculum develop practical computer networking knowledge and skills in a hands-on environment.

      Most the organization are recruiting the professionals who apart from the regular degree have qualified the certificate courses. Cisco certified network associates (CCNA) is one such certificate course for computer network.

      Minimum requirement for implementing the program at a Local Academy:

    • 1-2 Instructors
    • Minimum 128KB dedicated internet connection to the classroom
    • Cisco lab equipment bundle
    • Laboratory consumables
    • System and Browser requirements
    • The Cisco CCNA® curriculum includes four separate modules. These modules cover the learning objectives of the CCNA certification exam, which is the first step in a Cisco career-certification path. The curriculum emphasizes the use of decision-making and problem solving techniques to resolve networking issues.

      CCNA, a 280 hour-curriculum. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication and special studies concepts to solve networking problems, students will learn how to install and configure Cisco switches and routes in multi protocol networks using local and wide area network (LAN and WAN), Provide Level 1 troubleshooting service, and improve network performance and security.

      Upon completion of CCNA1, students have an understanding of networking basics:

    • Computer hardware and software, electricity, networking terminology, and protocols
    • LANs and WANs, Open system interconnection (OSI) model, Ethernet, and Internet protocol (IP) addressing
    • Design and documentation of basic network and structures cabling
    • Network-to-network communication
    • Upon completion of CCNA2, students have an understanding of networking basics:

    • Router User interfaces, components and configuration
    • Basics of IOS versions, naming and software backup
    • TCP/IP protocol suite and IP addressing subnetting
    • Understanding and configuring Interior routing protocols –RIP, IGRP
    • Upon completion of CCNA3, students have an understanding of networking basics:

    • Switching and VLANs and VTP
    • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Routing and routing protocols
    • Upon completion of CCNA4, students have an understanding of networking basics:

    • WAN devices, encapsulation formats and communication
    • PPP components, session establishment, and authentication
    • ISDN uses, services and configuration
    • Frame relay technology and configuration
    • Cisco certified Netwokr assocate (CCNA) coursework prepares students for CCNA certification.

      Accrding to ITAA report, there is demand for more network professionals in the future. The report also foind that the five hottest, most demand jobs now and in the future are technical support, network design and administration, programming and software engineering, web development, and database development and administration.

      Benefits to the student

    • Quality Education Skills
    • The Cisco Network academy programs helps to create highly and employable and skilled manpower required with the expanding applications of internet in the world.
    • The curriculum is not tied into Cisco products, and graduates of this course will be able to set up and configure networking equipment from any vendor, not just Cisco.
    • Career-based certification
    • The curriculum gives hands on skills to design, build, and maintain actual networks.
    • Wide employment opportunities in the field of networking are open after this certification
    • Benefits to the Institutions

    • A sophisticated, cutting-edge curriculum
    • A Reeducation in administrative costs
    • Reduction in Teacher overheads
    • Changes teachers vision of E-Learning
    • The academy cane be upgraded from the local to Regional Academy
    • Benefits to government

    • Lower unemployment benefits overheads
    • Support for government and industry partnership
    • Career Guide

      The students who are on the verge of completing there CCNA have to options either they can go for a more advance course in CCNA i.e. CCNA and CCNP or they can also start there career by choosing a job in the computer networks. This career guide is as below.

    • Support/Help Desk Support
    • Network administrator/ System administrator
    • Network Analyst/System analyst
    • Network Architect/ Network Designer/ Network Design Engineer
    • Network Engineer/ System Engineer/ Technical Support Engineer
    • Network Consultant / IT consultant
    • Sales Engineer/ Account Programmer/ Sales Manager
    • Programmer/ Analyst Programmer/ Software Developer
    • Project Consultant / Project Manager
    • Web application Developer