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NEW CCNA Routing and Switching Course!!!! St Georges College Cisco Networking Academy is happy to introduce the new CCNA v5.0 syllabus starting in July 2013.

Target Audience
The Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy students who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills. CCNA Routing and Switching 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 career skills development. 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, and community centers.

Curriculum Overview
The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum consists of eight courses, which provides greater flexibility to accommodate different student learning goals and allow instructors to personalize their teaching styles and instructional flows. Students will be prepared to take the CCENT certification exam after completing a set of two courses or the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam after completing a set of four courses. The curriculum also helps students develop workforce readiness skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers and degree programs.

Curriculum Description
CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum. CCNA Routing and Switching includes the following features: Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the Cisco CCENT and CCNA certification exams, networking related degree programs, and entry-level networking careers. The language used to describe networking concepts is designed to be easily understood by learners at all levels and embedded interactive activities help reinforce comprehension. Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.

Multimedia learning tools, including videos, games, and quizzes, address a variety of learning styles and help stimulate learning and promote increased knowledge retention. Hands-on labs and Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. Embedded assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired

CCNA 1 (Introduction to Networking)


Students who complete this course will be able to perform the following functions: Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic

CCNA 2 (Routing and Switching Essentials)


This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multiarea OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students who complete the Routing and Switching Essentials course will be able to perform the following functions: Understand and describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches Understand and describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP), and 802.1q Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network Understand and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process Configure and verify static routing and default routing

Understand and describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them Understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network: o o Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIPv2) Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF)

Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing Understand and describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs) Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs for IPv4 and IPv6 Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) for IPv4 and IPv6 Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation (NAT) Configure and troubleshoot NAT operations

CCNA 3 (Scaling Networks)


This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. Students who complete the Scaling Networks course will be able to perform the following functions: Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6 Understand and describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Configure and troubleshoot STP operations Understand and describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP) Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6 o o Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF and multi-area OSPF) Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 Manage Cisco IOS Software licensing and configuration files

CCNA 4 (Connecting Networks)


This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. Students who complete the Connecting Networks course will be able to perform the following functions: Understand and describe different WAN technologies and their benefits Understand and describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling Configure and troubleshoot serial connections Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections Configure and troubleshoot IPSec tunneling operations Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow Design network architectures: o o o Borderless networks Data centers and virtualization Collaboration technology and solutions

Fees and proposed dates for CCNA July Intake 8


Proposed dates
Registration Fee CCNA 1 CCNA 2 CCNA 3 CCNA 4 In progress 27/07/13 07/09/13 14/09/13 26/10/13 TBA TBA

Cost
$30 paid once ( Non Refundable) US $300 US $300 US $300 US $300

The online exams will be written at St Georges College at no extra cost Academy students have a discount of 70% of the certification exam if they pass CCNA 4 with 75% and above. Classes are conducted on Saturdays from 0900 1300hrs (Lectures) and from 1330 1600hrs (Hands on labs)

For More Information


Phone St Georges College on 704458/704064/0772713448 or contact us at ciscoacademy@stgeorges.co.zw / chakwiziral@sgc.ac.zw or visit our website at http://ciscoacademy.stgeorges.co.zw.