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1Cisco Networking Academy Program New CCNA Curricula This is an overview to introduce and position the new CCNA curricula: CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration.English versions of the first two courses of each curriculum will be available in the June-August 2007 timeframe. English versions of courses 3 and 4 will be available in the November-December 2007 timeframe.New CCNA Curricula Presentation – Version 2.0Topic:Cisco Networking Academy Program – New CCNA CurriculaAppropriate for: Internal teams Academy audiencesContent valid:Valid as of April 2007Additional info:Please tailor this presentation to your goals, audience, and time constraints.Notes are provided in this presentation to identify key speaking pointsPlease refer to other curricula materials for additional informationSend any feedback to your theater Networking Academy program contacts
2Cisco Networking Academy Program New CCNA Curricula I’m here today to provide an overview of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and introduce you to our new CCNA curricula.As part of our rejuvenation of the Networking Academy program, we’ve shifted our focus to individual student outcomes. As a result, we’ve taken a segmented approach to curriculum design, which we’ll describe later in the presentation.The new CCNA curricula is the first step in refining our portfolio according to these new segments, to help students achieve desirable outcomes in their education and careers.The Cisco Networking Academy Program helps individuals access the knowledge economy and participate in new economic opportunities.Speaker NameApril 2007
3Contents Portfolio Evolution New CCNA Positioning, Features, and BenefitsInstructor TrainingAdoption and MigrationScope and SequenceEquipmentWe’ll begin by discussing our portfolio; how it has evolved and some of the drivers that are influencing the segmented approach to curriculum design.Then we’ll talk about the new CCNA curricula features and benefits, and how the courses are positioned within the various segments.We’ll also cover our approach to instructor training and explain efforts supporting adoption and migration of the new curricula.The Scope and Sequence documents provide an outline of the chapters in each curriculum, and an equipment list is available to support the delivery of the new courses.
5How Are We Evolving the Program? Shift focus from program growth to student outcomesDevelop courseware tailored to student goalsAlign skills with specific jobs in networkingWe believe the key to the continued success of the program is to stay focused on student outcomes and quality. If the students who graduate from our program have the skills and expertise necessary to be successful in their careers, we will have achieved the objective of the program.Our renewed focus on student success includes a strategic plan for addressing not only what students want and need to learn, but the different ways in which they learn.The new CCNA curricula teach the same applied skills, but present the information in different ways to appeal to different student segments. Each curriculum provides relevant and effective lessons to engage students and ensure they are successful in learning the material in a way that aligns with their educational backgrounds and goals.By using different teaching methodologies for different types of students, we can help ensure their success in learning the content. And by offering targeted curricula that are designed for students with different educational backgrounds and interests, we can help students be more successful in achieving their goals.Studies around the world show a growing demand for IT professionals and a critical shortage of qualified candidates to fill the positions. Our new curricula will help address this shortage by ensuring that students gain the skills needed to succeed in a wide range of networking careers; today and in the future.
6Networking Academy Program Current Product Portfolio CAREERSEnterprise NetworkingCCNP Advanced Routing Remote Access Multilayer Switching TroubleshootingSecuritySmall and Medium Business NetworkingCCNA Basics Routing Switching WANsWirelessFUNDAMENTALS IT Essentials IIT Essentials IIPNIEOur product portfolio was originally designed as a “one-size-fits-all” solution. While that approach worked well for a number of years, our marketplace and the needs of our students have changed dramatically over the years. The one-size-fits-all approach is no longer sufficient to address the needs of our student population.Network InstallerBasic IT SupportSystem AdminStudent Networking Knowledge and Skills
7Networking Academy Program “2.0” Portfolio – 18 Courses CAREERSSecurityEnterprise NetworkingCCNP Advanced Routing Remote Access Multilayer Switching TroubleshootingCCNA Exploration Routing, Switching, WANs, Intro to Adv TechSmall and Medium Business NetworkingCCNA Discovery Routing, Switching, WANs, Intro to Adv TechWirelessOur new portfolio consists of 18 courses and separates CCNA into two new curricula.CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration will allow instructors to more easily and effectively teach CCNA concepts to different types of students.CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC usage skills.CCNA Exploration is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills.Network InstallerBasic IT SupportSystem AdminFUNDAMENTALS IT Essentials IIT Essentials II PNIEStudent Networking Knowledge and Skills
8Current CCNA Curriculum Instructor and Student Feedback Improve Student ExperienceImprove QualityIncrease FlexibilityPromote engagement; align with student interests and capabilitiesOptimize balance of theory, practice, and applicationAccommodate different skill levelsImprove accuracy and flow of course contentEnsure content is relevant and up-to-dateAddress advanced technologiesMake curricula more efficient to localizeFacilitate curriculum delivery and class administrationProvide high and low bandwidth delivery capabilitiesWe are continually evaluating the Networking Academy curricula to ensure that it stays relevant for students.Cisco monitors feedback from students and instructors, as well as the evolving networking job market.Feedback from our instructors and students is integrated into three major areas:Improve student experiences – provide courses that better engage, motivate, and challenge students based on their goals and capabilitiesImprove quality – improve accuracy, remove redundant information, improve flow, and ensure content is relevant and up-to-dateIncrease flexibility – make the courses easier to translate and provide flexibility in course sequence as well as delivery optionsThe feedback we receive and industry career evaluations drive the design and development of our new CCNA curricula.
10Two New CCNA Curricula Both Prepare Students for CCNA Certification and Professional Careers CCNA Discovery Foundational LearningCCNA Exploration Advanced LearningIndependent curriculum or possibly integrated into broader course of study at upper-secondary institutions, career and technical schools, and collegesStudent has basic PC usage skillsPart of an integrated technology curriculum or continuing education program at postsecondary institutions; typically at career and technical schools, colleges, and universitiesStudent has advanced problem solving and analytical skills typically associated with degrees in math, engineering, or scienceBoth of the new CCNA curricula prepare students for certification and professional degrees using different approaches.CCNA Discovery is designed to be offered as an independent, standalone curriculum or associated with programs offered by upper-secondary institutions, technical schools, and colleges.CCNA Discovery students are not expected to have any particular technical skills or knowledge, aside from basic PC skills.CCNA Exploration is designed to be easily integrated into curriculum or degree programs at technical schools, colleges, or universities.The audience for CCNA Exploration is expected to have advanced problem solving and analytical skills; typically associated with students pursuing a degree in engineering, math, or science.
11New CCNA Curricula Features and Benefits Motivate and engage students by matching content and teaching methodologies with student interests and goalsFeatures:E-doingUpdated course GUIMore efficient translationIntroduction to advanced technologies and converged networksCCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationProvides a hands-on approach to networking educationUses step-by-step labs and teaches the general theory needed to build networksEngages students and allows for quick application of learned conceptsDesigned to encourage students to consider additional education in IT and help them prepare for entry-level IT careersAllows students to learn skills in a more rigorous, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical way; reflective of college and university educational practicesOffers complex and challenging hands-on labs to engage advanced learnersDesigned for students who want to pursue additional technology or engineering education while preparing for careers in ITThis slide shows the main features and benefits of the new CCNA curriculum.There are some features that are common to both curricula:Both are designed to motivate and engage students by making content and teaching methodologies attractive and relevant to their interests and goalsBoth introduce a number of interactive simulated and hands-on activities that are designed to enhance the learning experience through practical application of learned conceptsBoth use an updated graphical user interfaceBoth curricula are designed to facilitate translationBoth curricula introduce elements of advanced technologies such as IP telephony, multimedia, security, and mobilityThere are also features and benefits that are specific to each curriculum:CCNA Discovery offers a hands-on approach to networking instruction based on the use of step-by-step labs and an exploration of the general theory required to build and understand the basic functionality of networks. It engages students by allowing them to quickly apply learned concepts to real networks. It is designed to encourage students to consider additional education in IT and help them prepare for entry-level careers in IT.CCNA Exploration offers a more rigorous and comprehensive approach to networking, consistent with educational practices generally used in colleges and universities. Despite being more theoretical in nature, it maintains a good balance of theory and practice, and introduces complex and challenging labs that are designed to engage advanced learners. It prepares students who are pursuing technology or engineering educations for careers in IT.
12CCNA Discovery CCNA Exploration Networking based on technologyDeep into protocols and theory (LAN, WAN)Reflective of university practices and allows for integration with engineering conceptsNetworking based on applicationIntroduction to career exploration and soft skillsStandalone curriculum or integrated into broader course of studyBasics of Routing and SwitchingSkills to excel in entry-level professions such as:Network installerNetwork technicianHelp desk technicianPre-sales supportBasic network design Core Skills for CCNA CertificationSkills to succeed in networking-related degree programsSkills to prepare students for a wide range of networking professions such as:Network technicianNetwork administratorNetwork engineerNOTE: This is an animated slide that builds after each display. Please step through this slide slowly and discuss each addition after the visual effect displays!Initial Display:You may be wondering how these two curricula with different features and benefits can both lead to the same certification?Display 2:The CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula both cover the core skills required to prepare for CCNA certification, with more than 200 hours of class material.In addition, both CCNA curricula offer a rich environment filled with extensive interactivity and networking skills and knowledge that extend beyond the minimum requirements for the CCNA certification. Display 3:CCNA Discovery provides foundational networking knowledge and experience, as well as career exploration and soft-skills development. This curriculum presents basic networking education to equip students with knowledge and skills that can be applied toward entry-level careers in IT and networkingDisplay 4:CCNA Exploration presents a comprehensive overview of networking from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. This curriculum prepares students for a range of networking professions, provides students with the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree programs, and allows for easier integration with related programs of studyDisplay 5:While the CCNA curricula help prepare students for entry-level jobs, an individual’s education, experience and industry certifications are also key ingredients in obtaining career opportunities.Key Factors in Obtaining Jobs: Education, Experience, and Certification
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1693% of instructors believe students will learn more! New GUI Prototype Feedback Worldwide Feedback from 415 Students and 71 Instructors“The new curriculum was just so straightforward and the links worked so effectively; everything just seemed a lot easier for the students than the original.” – High School Instructor, United States“This curriculum is going to reinforce concepts much more easily. They’ll be able to read, they’ll be able to see it visually, then they’ll handle labs, and then any sort of class discussion is going to be more readily understood. I like it.” – Secondary School Instructor, EuropeOverall, students and instructors are pleased with the new user interface. Navigation items, animations, and the new tools tested well.Although most students had some networking knowledge, two-thirds reported learning from the activities. Instructors also liked the activities.Instructors and students support the addition of Linksys equipment; and agree the lab activities will help students learn.Students believe they would learn significantly more with a curriculum similar to the prototype than they do from the current curriculum.93% of instructors believe students will learn more with a curriculum like the prototype93% of instructors believe students will learn more!CCNA Discovery Prototype Findings, January 2007
17New CCNA Curricula How Do I Choose? What are your students’ academic capabilities?What are your students’ goals?How will your institution integrate the new CCNA curriculum?Which curriculum best aligns with your teaching methodology and your students' interests?Is the existing CCNA v3.1 curriculum very difficult for your students in terms of theoretical topics?There are several criteria to consider in determining which CCNA curriculum you want to offer at your Academy.Here are some questions that can guide you in your selection.
18What are your students’ academic capabilities? How Do I Choose?What are your students’ academic capabilities?CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationDesigned for students with basic PC usage skillsDesigned for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills, such as those who are pursuing degrees in engineering, math, or scienceThe new CCNA curricula address the feedback we received from instructors and students requesting a segmented approach to instruction for students with different goals and educational backgrounds.By using different methodologies to teach students with different skills and interests, we can help students successfully achieve their learning goals. This will improve both student and instructor satisfaction and help increase enrollment rates.CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC usage skills and can be delivered as an independent curriculum or integrated into broader courses of study at upper-secondary institutions, career and technical schools, and colleges.CCNA Exploration is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills, such as those who are pursuing degrees in engineering, math, or science. The CCNA Exploration curriculum can be integrated into technology curricula or continuing education programs at postsecondary institutions such as universities, colleges, and career and technical schools.
19What are your students’ goals? How Do I Choose?What are your students’ goals?CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationDesigned to make IT relevant, encourage students to consider further education in IT, and help students prepare for entry-level IT careersPrepares students for entry-level IT careers as early as the first two coursesDesigned for students who want to pursue additional technology or engineering educations while preparing for an IT careerPrepares students for entry-level IT careers after the completion of the four-course curriculumYou can also consider student goals in determining which curriculum to adopt.CCNA Discovery encourages students to consider additional education, but also emphasizes applied skills and hands-on experience early in the curriculum to prepare students for entry-level networking careers, while CCNA Exploration prepares students for continuing education or professional careers in IT.
20How Do I Choose?How will your institution integrate the new CCNA curriculum?CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationCan be delivered as an independent, standalone curriculum, or integrated into broader courses of study at upper-secondary institutions, career and technical schools, and collegesCan be part of an integrated curriculum or continuing education program at post-secondary institutions such as career and technical schools, colleges, and universitiesAnother consideration is the degree to which you’d like to integrate the new curriculum into your existing academic programs.Both curricula can be delivered in support of existing programs, and CCNA Discovery can be delivered as a standalone curriculum.
21How Do I Choose?Which curriculum best aligns with your teaching methodology and your students' interests?CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationTeaches networking based on applicationMaps more directly to everyday experiences with networks and covers key networking concepts based on the types of network environments students may encounterUses easy-to-follow labsProvides general theoryOffers a career-oriented approach to learning networkingTeaches networking based on technology conceptsAllows students to learn skills in a more rigorous, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical way that is reflective of standard college and university-level educational practicesUses language that allows for integration with engineering conceptsIncludes complex and challenging hands-on labsThe new curricula are designed to support different types of teaching styles.CCNA Discovery provides a greater focus on learning through practical application and exploration of network environments, with labs that provide detailed instructions to help students reach the final solution. Students can check their answers after each step.CCNA Exploration provides a theoretical groundwork and challenging labs to help students learn in a rigorous and comprehensive way, which is reflective of college-level instruction. Students may need to rely on their skills and outside resources to derive final solutions for the labs.
22How Do I Choose?Is the existing CCNA v3.1 curriculum very difficult for your students in terms of theoretical topics?CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationYes, the current CCNA curriculum is very difficultNo, the current CCNA curriculum is just right or not challenging enough
23Feature Comparison CCNA v3.1 CCNA Discovery CCNA Exploration Expected Student CapabilitiesBasic PC usage skillsBasic PC usage skillsAdvanced problem-solving and analytical skills typically associated with students in engineering, math, or science degree programsContentFour courses – structured by protocols and technologyFour courses – structured by practical network environmentsPLUS:E-doingIntroduction to advanced technologiesHelps prepare students for entry-level IT careers by teaching applied skills early in the curriculumFour courses – structured by protocols and technologies within various topologiesPLUS:E-doingIntroduction to advanced technologiesExtra theory and more challenging labsSimply put, CCNA Discovery teaches networking based on application – enabling institutions to choose the curriculum that best meets their students’ needs, and CCNA Exploration teaches networking based on technology and protocols.CCNA Discovery:Maps more directly to everyday experiences with networks and covers key networking concepts based on the types of practical network environments students may encounter – from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum; uses easy-to-follow, step-by-step labs that provide detailed instructions and feedback to help students reach the final solution; provides general theory; and offers a career-oriented approach to learning networking.CCNA Exploration:Designed to allow students to learn skills in a more rigorous, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical way that is reflective of standard college and university-level educational practices; uses language that allows for integration with other engineering concepts; and includes complex and challenging hands-on labs, where students must derive final solutions without step-by-step instructions and may need to conduct additional research.Both curricula include embedded e-doing, which applies the principle that people learn best by interacting with computer-based activities. Interactive learning promotes the exploration of networking concepts and experimentation with tools such as Packet Tracer and Flash-based activities to help students develop a greater understanding of networking technologies.Both curricula will provide an introduction to advanced technologies such as voice, video, wireless, and security.The new curricula will offer more relaxed business rules to reduce teaching time – we are still in the process of finalizing these rules, but expect to provide instructors with increased flexibility to decrease course delivery time.Business RulesRequired minimum of six months to complete all four coursesRequired minimum of one year to complete all four coursesGoal is to offer more relaxed business rules to reduce teaching timeCourses structured to increase flexibility and efficiency in course sequenceTime to Learn70 hours per course
24CCNA Discovery Changes Compared to Current CCNA CCNA v3.1CCNA 1Networking BasicsCCNA 2Routers and Routing BasicsCCNA 3Switching Basics and Intermediate RoutingCCNA 4WAN TechnologiesCurriculum FrameworkCCNA DiscoveryCourse ContentNo 1-to-1 mappingNetworking for Home and Small BusinessesIntroduction to networkingBasic cabling for SOHOLAN addressing and network servicesBasic wireless and securityTroubleshooting – plan/build home networkNew coursesWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISPIntro to OSI model/TCP modelSMB routing and switchingWAN technologyIP addressingNetwork devices and cablingSecurity/disaster recoveryNew order, flow, and formatIntroducing Routing and Switching in the EnterpriseEnterprise overviewLAN/WAN performanceIP addressing – VLSM and subnettingAdvanced switching and routingEIGRP, OSPF, VLANs, VTP, Frame RelayLAN, WAN, VLAN troubleshootingThis chart highlights how CCNA Discovery compares to the current CCNA v3.1 curriculum.Unlike CCNA Exploration, the CCNA Discovery courses cannot be mapped to the current CCNA v3.1 courses.CCNA Discovery teaches networking based on application, practical knowledge, and career exploration. Each of the new courses includes a new format, order, and flow, and is organized around the idea of a fully-functional network.Each course introduces the concepts and functions of networks that are relevant to their particular environments.The curriculum begins with an exploration of simple networks found in a small office or home office (SOHO) environments, and then proceeds to medium and larger network topologies with higher levels of complexity.The first course uses the SOHO network to introduce some of the basic concepts of networking such as cabling, addressing, wireless, and security. It also teaches students how to plan, deploy, and troubleshoot a small network.The second and third courses use the small and medium business and enterprise sized networks to take concepts such as IP addressing, switching, routing, WAN technologies, and security to the next level. As the complexity and size of the network grows, associated concepts such as advanced routing protocols, enterprise switching, and network performance are introduced.The fourth course consolidates many of the concepts and introduces elements of network design, equipment selection and configuration, and LAN and WAN addressing.Practical application, theory, soft skills and career explorationDesigning and Supporting Computer NetworksDesign concepts and equipment selectionIP addressing on a LAN/WANNetwork designCisco device configuration upgradeStronger theoretical notion of converged networks
25CCNA Exploration Changes Compared to Current CCNA CCNA v3.1CCNA ExplorationCourse ChangesCCNA 1Networking BasicsNetwork Fundamentals% content change53%Intro to Advanced Technologies and Converged NetworksTop-Down Approach to NetworkingCCNA 2Routers and Routing BasicsRouting Protocols and Concepts9%Can be taught before, with, or after LAN Switching and WirelessRemoved IGRPAdded VLSM, OSPF, EIGRPMore challenging labsCCNA 3Switching Basics and Intermediate RoutingLAN Switching and Wireless22%Can be taught before, with, or after Routing Protocols and ConceptsAdded Rapid Spanning Tree protocolAdded wireless conceptsMore challenging labsThis chart highlights how CCNA Exploration compares to the current CCNA v3.1 curriculum.CCNA Exploration is similar to the current CCNA v3.1, in that the curriculum teaches networking based on technology such as protocols and network devices and functionsCourse 1 will be rewritten to make it adequate to the needs of postsecondary institutions, using a top-down approach to networking and introducing advanced technologies (voice, video, wireless, and security)Routing and switching topics and concepts are currently combined in CCNA v3.1 courses 2 and 3. In CCNA Exploration, this content will be grouped to allow for a higher level of flexibility in course delivery. All routing topics will be covered in the Routing Protocols and Concepts course and all switching topics will be covered in the LAN Switching and Wireless course. This separation will allow Academies to teach these courses either in sequence or simultaneouslyThe “% content change” is reflective of new, enhanced, corrected, or omitted information.The “% content change” is proportionally higher in the case of course 1, but the changes are still significant in the other CCNA Exploration courses.All known technical errors will be corrected, unnecessary redundancies will be removed, and instructional flow will be dramatically improved.Outdated technologies that are seldom or no longer used in the industry and “basic” non-essential material will be removed.More challenging labs will be added and repetitive or step-by-step exercises will be avoided.Simulations and flash activities will be integrated into all CCNA Exploration courses; and Packet Tracer activities will be embedded in the course content.CCNA 4WAN TechnologiesAccessing the WAN23%De-emphasize ISDNAdded new WAN conceptsAdded ACLs, VPN concepts
26CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration Articulation (Course Credit) Articulation (course credit) agreements are generally developed at the institutional level based on existing programs and pathwaysCCNA Discovery courses 1 and 2 should enable students to earn CCNA Exploration course 1 equivalent creditStudents who complete the following will be prepared to begin the CCNP curriculum:CCNA Discovery courses 1-4 or CCNA Exploration courses 1-4An institution may choose to grant CCNA Exploration credit for students who complete the CCNA Discovery curriculumCourse credits are typically provided by institutions based on the programs students have taken to apply to other courses. Here we are offering suggested articulation options for students who have completed the new CCNA courses.
27Paths to Certifications and Entry-Level Careers CCNA DiscoveryCCNA ExplorationCCNA DiscoveryNetworking for Home and Small BusinessesNetwork FundamentalsNetworking for Home and Small BusinessesWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISPWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISPRouting Protocols and ConceptsCCNA ExplorationIntroducing Routing and Switching in the EnterpriseLAN Switching and WirelessRouting Protocols and ConceptsDesigning and Supporting Computer NetworksThere are three pathways to entry-level careers in IT and the CCNA certification.Accessing the WANLAN Switching and WirelessAccessing the WAN
29Instructor Training CCNA Discovery CCNA Exploration Current Instructor Optional but strongly recommendedOur goal is to offer a distance learning solution for current CCNA instructors at no extra cost*(min hours per course)(min. 4-8 hours per course)New InstructorIn person training required. Approximately hours per course; similar to current CCNA v3.1Costs generally range from US$50 to US$150 per day, depending on locationInstructor training for the new CCNA curricula varies for current instructors and new instructors. We highly recommend that current CCNA instructors complete the instructor training to understand the new style and content. Since the current instructors are somewhat familiar with the content, they can opt to complete the training remotely.New instructors must complete in-person training.NOTE:Training Academies may offer additional training opportunities to instructors. There may be fees associated with these learning events, as determined by the training Academies. Please refer to your training Academy for exact costs.
30Training Resources for Existing Instructors Reference MaterialsInstructor Reference GuideComparison of New Curriculum with Existing CurriculumNew TopicsNew SkillsNew EquipmentSuggestions for Use of Existing EquipmentInteractive Course GuideKey IdeasTeaching GoalsCritical ConceptsHow to Teach ConceptsDiscussion IdeasReflectionCase Studies, Labs, Videos, Tools
31Training Resources for New Instructors Traditional Face-to-Face TrainingFocus on main ideas, strategies for teaching difficult concepts, and connection with real world scenariosAcademy curriculum and Interactive Course Guide (ICG)Interactive sessions for skills-based trainingContentand Skills Exam
35Training Scenarios for New CCNA Curricula Existing InstructorNew InstructorLog into Academy ConnectionSelect Academy Course MaterialsSelect ICG for courseReview Instructor Reference GuideAttend scheduled training at Training CenterComplete course exam and skills examExisting instructors will automatically be enabled to offer the new CCNA coursesCurrent plan is to make optional training available for current instructors in early JuneCurrent plan is for new instructor training to be available in late June
37Tools to Drive Adoption Currently AvailableAt-a-GlanceFAQsExternal presentationQualification guidelinesScope and sequence documents (draft)Detailed equipment listPlannedProduct demosScope and sequence documents (final)DatasheetsTestimonialsJob framework informationWe have developed several resources to assist with the deployment and adopting of the new CCNA curricula. Many of them are available now to help you with your planning, and others will be available when the curricula are launched.The At-a-Glance and FAQs provide a description of the new CCNA curricula, benefits, target audiences, and availability.The external presentation is this slide deck, which provides an overview of the Networking Academy program portfolio and details about the new CCNA curricula, changes, positioning, and more.The Scope and Sequence documents provide the curricula & course descriptions, with chapter outlines and equipment requirements.The detailed equipment list provides part numbers for ordering.
38CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration Migration Institutions midway through delivering CCNA v3.1 should continue with the CCNA v3.1 curriculum until completionCountries with translated versions of CCNA v3.1 courses can wait until a translated version of the new CCNA curricula is available, or adopt the English versionThere are no immediate plans to retire the CCNA v3.1 curriculum, it will remain available to existing and new Academies for as long as it aligns with customer needs and certification requirementsThere are several factors to consider in migrating from the current CCNA v3.1 curriculum to one of the new CCNA curricula.First, if Academies are in the midst of delivering CCNA v3.1, they should continue with it. Once finished, they can adopt the new CCNA curricula.Second, countries that are offering CCNA v3.1 in their local language can either wait for the translated version to be available, or start offering the English version of the new curricula.While we encourage the adoption and deployment of the new curricula, due to numerous features and benefits for students and instructors, we have no plans at this time to retire the current CCNA v3.1 curriculum. We will continue to make it available as long as it meets our Academy and student needs.
39CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration Translation GoalsReduced cost and time-to-market Increased quality and scalabilityStrategyDesign course GUIs for translationCreate processes to implement translationsExecute trials to optimize processesTimelineFY’08 translations that Cisco will manage, including roadmap for selected languages, to be announced in the June-August 2007 timeframeTranslated curricula, including course content and assessments, are a major part of the Networking Academy program’s growth strategy and global sustainability efforts. Cisco’s goal is to support the translation of CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration to the greatest extent possible to meet instructor and student needs.Cisco’s translation goals are to reduce costs and time-to-market, while increasing quality and scalabilityCisco’s translation strategy includes the following considerations:Developing all CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration courses with special features to facilitate translationDesigning and testing a funding approach to maximize the number of languages supported by the new curricula:Certain languages will be funded by Cisco. These will be called Cisco-sponsored translations. The selection criteria for these languages include sustained growth of the Academy program, Cisco priorities in emerging countries, and the availability of current translations.Since the Network Academy program cannot fund all languages in all courses, we will be creating a process for high-quality, locally-sponsored translations. The costs will be shared between the Network Academy program and the local sponsor, with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.Cisco plans to begin translating the CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration courses as soon as the English versions become available. The roadmap for each Cisco-sponsored language will be announced in the June-August 2007 timeframe.
40Product Launch Timeline General AvailabilityCCNA Discovery 3 and 4 CCNA Exploration 3 and 4 (English Versions)New Product AnnouncementsJun/July/Aug 2007Nov/Dec 2007Nov 2006Dec 2006Jan 2007Feb 2007Mar 2007May 2007New CCNA Prototype TestsNew CCNASmall Market TrialsGeneral AvailabilityCCNA Discovery 1 and 2 CCNA Exploration 1 and 2 IT Essentials v4.0 CCNP 2 and 4 (English Versions)Here’s the launch schedule for the new CCNA curricula as well as enhancements to other products in our portfolio.Our plan is to make courses 1 and 2 of the new CCNA curricula generally available in June-July timeframe. At that time, we also plan to release enhancements to IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0 and CCNP courses 2 and 4.Early Adopter Feedback
42CCNA Discovery Course Sequence Networking for Home and Small BusinessesCourse ObjectivesChapter OutlinesWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISPIntroducing Routing and Switching in the EnterpriseThere are four courses in the CCNA Discovery curriculum. Each course should be offered in sequence.Networking for Home and Small Businesses is the first course in the sequence and is a prerequisite for the second course.Designing and Supporting Computer Networks
43CCNA Discovery 1 – Networking for Home and Small Businesses Course Objectives Set up a personal computer system, interface cards, and peripheral devicesPlan and install a home or small business network and connect it to the InternetVerify and troubleshoot network and Internet connectivityShare resources (files and printers) among multiple computersRecognize and mitigate security threats to the home networkConfigure and verify common Internet applicationsConfigure basic IP services through a GUI interface
44CCNA Discovery 2 – Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP: Course Objectives Describe the structure of the Internet and how communication occurs between hostsInstall, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS devices for Internet and server connectivityPlan a basic wired infrastructure to support network trafficConfigure a server to share resources and provide common Web servicesImplement basic WAN connectivity using Telco servicesDemonstrate proper disaster recovery procedures and perform server backupsMonitor network performance and isolate failuresTroubleshoot problems using an organized, layered procedureDescribe the OSI model and the process of encapsulation
45CCNA Discovery 3 – Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise: Course Objectives Implement a LAN for an approved network designConfigure a switch with VLANs and inter-switch communicationImplement access lists to permit or deny specified trafficConfigure a routing protocol on Cisco devicesImplement WAN linksPerform LAN, WAN, and VLAN troubleshooting using a structured methodology and the OSI model
46CCNA Discovery 4 – Designing and Supporting Computer Networks: Course Objectives Gather customer requirementsDesign a simple Internetwork using Cisco technologyDesign an IP addressing scheme to meet LAN requirementsCreate an equipment list to meet LAN design requirementsCreate and present a proposal to a customerInstall and configure a prototype InternetworkObtain and upgrade IOS in Cisco devices
47CCNA Discovery Course Outline ChNetworking for Home and Small BusinessesWorking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISPIntroducing Routing and Switching in the EnterpriseDesigning and Supporting Computer Networks1Introduction to Computers and ApplicationsThe Internet and Its UsesNetworking in the EnterpriseConcepts of Network Design2Personal Computer SoftwareISP SupportEnterprise Network InfrastructureGathering Information from Clients3Connecting to the NetworkPlanning a Network UpgradeAddressing in an Enterprise NetworkImpact of Various Applications on a Network Design4Connecting to the Internet Using an Internet Service ProviderPlanning the Address StructureRouting in an Enterprise NetworkIP Address Design Considerations5Network AddressingConfiguring the ISRImplementing WAN LinksCreating the Network Design6Network ServicesRoutingSwitching in an Enterprise NetworkBuilding and Testing a Prototype Network7Wireless TechnologyISP ServicesFiltering Traffic Using Access Control ListsSelecting Equipment and Planning for Installation8Basic SecurityISP ResponsibilityTroubleshooting an Enterprise NetworkUpgrading and Integrating an Existing Network9Troubleshooting Your Network
48Routing Protocols and Concepts LAN Switching and Wireless CCNA ExplorationCCNA ExplorationNetwork FundamentalsCourse ObjectivesChapter OutlinesRouting Protocols and ConceptsLAN Switching and WirelessAccessing the WAN
49CCNA Exploration 1 – Network Fundamentals Course Objectives Explain the importance of data networks and the Internet as a platform to support business communications and everyday tasksExplain how communication occurs in data networks and the InternetDescribe the devices and services that support communication across an InternetworkUse network protocol models to explain the layers of communications that occur in data networksExplain the role of protocols in data network communicationsDescribe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networksDescribe the protocols and services provided by the application layer in the OSI model and describe how this layer operates in simple networksAnalyze the operations and features of the OSI model transport layer protocols and services
50CCNA Exploration 1 – Course Objectives (Continued) Analyze the operations and feature of the OSI model network layer protocols and services and explain the fundamental concepts of routingDesign, calculate, and apply an appropriate addressing scheme to fulfill given requirementsDescribe the operation of protocols at the OSI data link layer and how they support communicationsExplain the role of physical layer protocols and services in supporting communications across data networksExplain fundamental Ethernet concepts, media, services, and operationEmploy basic cabling and network designs to connect devices for a given network requirementBuild a simple Ethernet network using routers and switchesUse Cisco CLI commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification
51CCNA Exploration 2 – Routing Protocols and Concepts: Course Objectives Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a routerExplain the critical role that routers play in enabling communication across multiple networksDescribe the purpose and nature of routing tablesExplain how a router determines a path and switches packetsConfigure and verify router interfacesDescribe the purpose and procedure for configuring static routesDescribe the role of dynamic routing protocols and place these protocols in the context of modern network designDescribe how metrics are used by routing protocols and Identify the metric types used by dynamic routing protocolsIdentify the characteristics of distance vector routing protocolsDescribe the network discovery process of distance vector routing protocols using Routing Information Protocol (RIP)Describe the functions, characteristics, and operation of RIPv1
52CCNA Exploration 2 – Course Objectives (Continued) Compare and contrast classful and classless IP addressingDescribe classful and classless routing behavior in routed networksDesign and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given networkDemonstrate comprehensive RIPv1 configuration skillsApply basic RIPv2 configuration commands and evaluate classless routing updatesDescribe the main features and operation of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)Use advanced configuration commands with routers implementing EIGRPDescribe the basis features and concepts of link-state routing protocolsDescribe the purpose, nature, and operation of OSPF
53CCNA Exploration Course Outline ChNetwork FundamentalsRouting Protocols and ConceptsLAN Switching and WirelessAccessing the WAN1Living, Learning, Working, and Playing in a Network-Centric WorldIntroduction to Routing and Packet ForwardingEthernet RevisitedManaging Traffic: Access Control Lists (ACLs)2Communications with Computer Networks and the InternetStatic RoutesSwitching Concepts: IOS and CDPAddressing Hosts: NAT, DHCP, and IPv6 Basics3OSI Application LayerIntroduction to Dynamic Routing ProtocolsInside the SwitchSecurity4OSI Transport LayerDistance Vector Routing ProtocolsCampus Network DesignIntroduction to WAN Technologies5OSI Network Layer and RoutingRIP v1: A Distance Vector, Classful Routing ProtocolBasic Switch ConfigurationWAN Devices and Connections: CSU, Cable Modem, and DSL Modem6Addressing the Network - IPv4Classless Routing: VLSM and CIDRVLANs & IP Telephony BasicsConnecting to the WAN: Leased Lines, Cable, and DSL7OSI Data Link LayerClassless Routing Using RIPv2Rapid Spanning Tree ProtocolPPP, PPPoE8OSI Physical LayerThe Routing Table: A Closer LookTrunking and VTPFrame Relay9EthernetEIGRP: A Distance Vector, Classless Routing ProtocolInter-VLAN RoutingQoS Considerations10Planning and Cabling Your NetworkLink-State Routing ProtocolsWireless Networks and MobilityTunneling Concepts & VPN Basics11Configuring and Testing Your NetworkSingle Area OSPF: A Link State, Classless Routing ProtocolCampus LANsCapstone: Converged Networks
54CCNA Exploration: Flexibility in Course Sequence Network FundamentalsNetwork FundamentalsRouting Protocols and ConceptsLAN Switching and WirelessLAN Switching and WirelessRouting Protocols and ConceptsAccessing the WANAccessing the WANNetwork FundamentalsNetwork FundamentalsHere are examples of how the four CCNA Exploration courses can be offered, providing greater flexibility in course delivery.Network Fundamentals is the first course in the CCNA Exploration curriculum and is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for the other three courses. Routing Protocols and Concepts is the preferred second course in the sequence, but variations are possible.The second diagram in the top right shows the possibility of offering the LAN Switching and Wireless course before the Routing Protocols and Concepts course.The two diagrams in the bottom show examples of how courses can be offered simultaneously. By doing this, an Academy can reduce the duration of the full cycle by at least 25 percent.The diagram in the bottom left illustrates the possibility of offering the Routing Protocols and Concepts course and the LAN Switching and Wireless course at the same time.The diagram in the bottom right shows an alternative that offers the LAN Switching and Wireless course and the Accessing the WAN course at the same time.In both cases, it is highly recommended to teach Routing Protocols and Concepts prior to Accessing the WAN.Routing Protocols and ConceptsLAN Switching and WirelessRouting Protocols and ConceptsAccessing the WANLAN Switching and WirelessAccessing the WAN
56CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration Equipment The minimum required equipment bundle is the same for CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration.The equipment list has been reduced from current CCNA requirements due to the enhanced simulation tools and flexibility that are built into the new curriculaA best practice guide on utilizing different equipment and classroom management scenarios will be published prior to product availabilityEquipment required for current Academies migrating to new curricula:2 Linksys wireless routers (Linksys 300N is preferred; 54G is an alternative) or SOHO equivalent
57New Academy EquipmentNew Academy adopting CCNA Discovery 1-4 or CCNA Exploration 1-4:Minimum required equipment bundle:3 Cisco 1841 routers with Base IP IOS, 128 MB DRAM, 32 MB Flashswitches2 Linksys wireless routers (Linksys 300N is preferred, but 54G is an alternative) or SOHO equivalentSerial cablesNew Academy adopting only CCNA Discovery 1 and 2:3 four-port Ethernet Switch Interface Cards for the 1841 RoutersIn addition, a typical lab configuration includes the following:1 local Web server to host curriculum3 desktop PCsEthernet cablesCable-making and cable-testing equipment
58PC Requirements 1 Lab PC with Microsoft Windows 2000 server 2 Lab PCs or laptops (Win 2000 or Windows XP)
59PC Requirements - Recommended CurrentNewCPUIntel Pentium III or higher processorIntel Pentium III 500 MHz or equivalent/higher processorOperating System*Windows 2000 or Windows XPMicrosoft Windows XPRAM128 MB Installed RAM256 MB or betterStorage100 MB of free disk spaceScreen Resolution1024 x 768 Resolution1024x768BrowsersNetscape 7.0x and 7.1, Internet Explorer 6.0 or 5.5 SP 2FlashMacromedia Flash Player 7.0 or higherDriversLanguage fonts supporting Unicode encoding (for languages other than English)OtherMouse, speakers, headphones, and sound cardLatest video card drivers and operating system updatesSound Card and SpeakersWireless Network AdaptersNote: Current version of Packet Tracer does not run in Native mode in MacOS or Linux. Windows Emulators are required
60CCNA Discovery 1 – Networking for Home and Small Businesses: Lab Topology (Preliminary) CCNA Discovery 1 PodThe 1841 Router simulates only the ISP connectivity, no student configuration of the Topology represents an ISP, with a small office and a home office customer. Multiple pods will be connected serially using the serial ports on the 1841.Recommended six students per pod.
61CCNA Discovery 2 – Networking at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP: Lab Topology (Preliminary) Students will configure RIPv2 routing in a three-router topology. There is no specific configuration of the 2960 switches, other than basic setup. Topology will be reconfigured during the course.Recommended six to eight students per podCCNA Discovery 2 Pod
62CCNA Discovery 3 and 4: Lab Topology (Preliminary) CCNA Discovery 3: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise and CCNA Discovery 4: Designing and Supporting Computer Networks, will use the same pod.It represents a main enterprise site and two branch offices.Recommended eight students per podCCNA Discovery 3 and 4 Pod