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CCNA Exploration


CCNA Exploration is a 280 theory and practice curriculum taught in 4 semesters.   Each semester lasts 3 months time of period. The courses are implemented twice per week for 3 hours per day. 

Dates / Hours:

1st Day of Classes:
Monday 5th of October
Last day of Registrations: Wednesday 30th of September

Class A – Dates / Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 6:00pm -9:00pm
Class B – Dates / Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

This curriculum teaches networking based on technology, covering protocols and theory at deeper levels reflective of university practices. Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the CCNA certification and careers in ICT.

Target Audience

The target audience for CCNA Exploration includes Cisco Networking Academy students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills typically associated with degree programs in engineering, math, or science.


CCNA Exploration in composed of four courses: Network Fundamentals, Routing Protocols and Concepts, LAN Switching and Wireless, and Accessing the WAN, Network Fundamentals is the first course and it has no prerequisites. It is a prerequisite for the other three courses.

Curriculum Goals and Objectives

This curriculum provides students with the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree programs and helps them prepare for CCNA certification. It also helps students develop the skills necessary to fulfill the job responsibilities of network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. It provides a theoretically-rich, hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet.

Curriculum Outline

Network Fundamentals v.4.0

  1. Living in a Network – Centric World
  2. Communicating over the Network
  3. Application Layer Functionality and Protocols
  4. OSI Transport Layer
  5. OSI Network Layer
  6. Addressing the Network – IPv4
  7. Data Link Layer
  8. OSI Physical Layer
  9. Ethernet
  10. Planning and Cabling Networks
  11. Configuring and Testing your Network

Routing Protocols and Concepts v.4.0

  1. Introduction to Routing and Packet Forwarding
  2. Static Routing
  3. Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocols
  4. Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  5. RIP version I
  6. VLSM and CIDR
  7. RIPv2
  8. The Routing Table: A Closer Look
  9. EIGRP
  10. Link-State Routing Protocols
  11. OSPF

LAN Switching and Wireless v.4.0

  1. LAN Design
  2. Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration
  3. VLANs
  4. VTP
  5. STP
  6. Inter-VLAN Routing
  7. Basic Wireless Concepts and Configuration

Accessing the WAN v.4.0

  1. Introduction to WANs
  2. PPP
  3. Frame Relay
  4. Network Security
  5. ACLs
  6. Teleworker Services
  7. IP Addressing Services
  8. Network Troubleshooting
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