For students looking to break into a new career in IT or climb the ladder within their current role - the successful candidate will need to understand the continuous changes and advancements made to software, networking, and infrastructure as they grow more and more interconnected each day. To move forward in this everchanging landscape, students need to know the latest networking technologies plus security, automation, and programmability-and hiring managers need to know that you know. The Cisco CCNA Network Associate certification provides this validation and demonstrates that the student can properly execute networking protocols using the latest Cisco products and solutions.
The CCNA exam covers a breadth of topics including network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Newly retooled for the latest technologies and job roles, the CCNA certification now consists of one certification exam, whereas previous versions required multiple exams to earn the same certification.
The industry's most widely recognized and respected associate-level certification, CCNA focuses exclusively on technical skills related to Cisco products. Integrated throughout this course is a series of Practice Labs, which allow students to practice their IT skills and demonstrate proficiency in specific tasks and procedures related to configuring and managing Cisco networking equipment. These labs allow the student to perform real-world scenarios to build confidence and competence through hands-on practice within a safe, live-lab environment. Within the practice lab environment, students learn by doing by way of both guided and self-guided tasks within a hosted virtual live environment. Within this environment, students have access to the latest hardware and software that will be found in the real world. Students will learn how to set up and configure switches and routers to ensure smooth functionality of the network. After completion, students will be able to plan and configure different IP ranges for a network and configure Cisco equipment accordingly. The tasks in the exercises are aligned to give students an in-depth knowledge of configuring and maintaining a network using Cisco networking equipment.
Upon completion, MedCerts will sponsor the cost of the CCNA exam.