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The Cisco CCNA Exploration curriculum provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on technology, covering networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical, and integrated approach – from network applications to the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network.
CCNA Exploration is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills. The curriculum offers a comprehensive and theoretical learning experience for analytical students, and uses language that aligns well with engineering concepts. Interactive activities are embedded in the curriculum, along with detailed, theoretical content. Advanced labs build critical thinking and problem solving skills and encourage exploration and research.
CCNA Exploration can be delivered as an independent curriculum or integrated into a broader course of study, such as degree programs in IT, engineering, math, or science. While primarily designed for postsecondary institutions, CCNA Exploration is appropriate for students at many education levels if they have the required skills, and if the instructional approach complements their learning style and educational goals.
CCNA Exploration helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally-recognized Cisco CCNA certification.
- 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.
- At-A-Glance (PDF)
- Datasheet (PDF)
- Cisco Packet Tracer – learn more about this powerful network simulation and visualization software that is an integral part of our CCNA curriculum
- This curricula is available in multiple languages, including: