Cisco Networking Academy
Program
First Meeting Agenda
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Welcome & Syllabus
Cisco System Fact Sheet
Course Structure
Cisco Line of Certification
– CCNA Exam Objectives.
– CCDA Exam Objectives.
 Log-In and tour the curriculum
 Chapter 1.
Let us get acquainted!
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What is your name and how would you like us to
address you?
Are you taking any other networking classes?
What is your background in networking?
Are you a career changer?
Why did you sign up for this class and what are
your expectations?
How determined are you to take the CCNA exam?
Would you be interested in the CCNP track
(Semester 5-8)?
What is your next step in technical training and
industry certification after finishing this class?
Cisco Systems Fact Sheet
 Cisco Started shipping its first product in 1986
 In 1990 became a public company with $69
million annual revenues.
 Now, Cisco Systems is the world wide leader in
networking for the Internet with $13.4 billion
annual revenues.
 Cisco offers a broad range of network services:
Hardware, Software, Protocols
 World headquarters in San Jose, California,
USA
 For more information visit Cisco at
www.cisco.com
Program History
 Launched in October 1997
– 64 Academies; 7 states
 Created as solution
for schools
– Schools becoming wired
– Lacked financial and
human resources to
manage networks
– Academy students design,
maintain, and troubleshoot
school networks
Global Reach
 Program Stats-July
1999:
– 50 states
– More than 40
countries
– 2100+ Academies
 Where the program is
headed in 2000:
– 4400 Academies
– 60 countries
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Global Translations
Chinese
Canadian
German
Portuguese
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French
Japanese
Spanish
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Web-Based Curriculum
Online Assessment
Hands-On Learning
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Students design, build,
and maintain actual
networks
Students assessed on
ability to apply skills
Develops problemsolving and critical
thinking skills
Academy Hierarchy
Cisco
Cisco Academy Training Center
Regional
Academy
Local
Academy
S T U D E N T S
Cisco Line of Certifications
 Routing and Switching Network Implementation & Support
 Routing and Switching Network Design
CCNA Exam #640-407
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Semester1: Network Essentials
Semester2: Cisco Router Configurations
Semester3: LAN Switching
Semester4: WAN Technologies
CCDA
Designing Cisco Networks
 A CCDA can do the following:
– Determines the customer requirements for network
performance, security, and scalability.
– Design a network structure that meets these
requirements.
– Articulates the benefit of the design to the customer
satisfaction.
– Develop and test a prototype network that validates
the design.
 Positions for CCDA Include:
– Level 1 Network Engineer.
– Level 1 System Engineer.
– Sales representative for Cisco Channel Partners.
Opportunities for the Future
There are 58
openings in
pro basketball.
There are 800,000
in Information
Technology.
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http://www.cisco.com/edu/academies/
Log in and tour the Curriculum
 http://cisco.netacad.net
– Student Name: first three letters of your last name + first
Initial + _ + VCC
– Example: a student with the name of Wael Yousif would use:
youw_vcc
– Student Password: First 3 letters of your last name + last 4
digits of your SS#
– Example: a student with the last name of Yousif and SS#
123456789 would use you6789
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