CCNA Discovery

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The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum provides general networking theory, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives – from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC skills and foundational math and problem solving skills. The curriculum offers an engaging learning experience for more visual and kinetic learners. Many interactive activities are embedded in all of the courses to break up the text and help reinforce student comprehension. In addition, a large number of labs encourage additional hands-on practice.

CCNA Discovery can be delivered as an independent curriculum or integrated into a broader course of study, such as technology or continuing education programs. 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, community organizations, and other non-traditional learning environments.

CCNA Discovery helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally-recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications.

Chapter Demos - The following demos provide self-guided tours of chapters from each course. After launching a demo, you can navigate through the chapter topics using the index or the arrows, and explore the media-rich, interactive activities and labs to view the types of content available in each curriculum. Please Note: The chapter demos include embedded network simulation and visualization activities that use Packet Tracer, Cisco’s powerful network simulation software. Packet Tracer software is available only to Academy instructors and students free of charge, and must be previously installed on your computer.