CCNA Curricula Overview CCNA Curricula Overview

Studies around the world show a growing demand for information and communication technology (ICT) professionals and a critical shortage of qualified candidates to fill the positions. Innovations such as social networking, cloud computing, e-commerce, web conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way we live, work, play, and learn, and these capabilities are all powered by networks. The Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration courses provide the experience needed to help meet the global demand for qualified ICT candidates to design, install, and manage these networks.

CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration are designed to meet the diverse needs of different types of students by using different methodologies to teach the same core concepts. The curricula target different student segments based on academic experience, skills, and goals, and accommodate a variety of educational approaches and learning styles to help all students succeed.

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CCNA Curricula Guide

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We’ve created this interactive guide to help you understand the similarities and differences between CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration. As you navigate the tool, you can make selections to generate a recommendation for the curriculum that best fits your needs.

The CCNA Curricula Guide includes examples of interactive activities, labs, videos, and games from both curricula to help you fully experience the courses instead of just reading about them. It also links to additional resources you can explore for more information.