CCNA Discovery Network Administration

CCNA Discovery is a step by step training program in the field of engineering, building and technical support of local and wide area networks using the latest standards and solutions.

The course includes studying network construction general theory and gives the opportunity to develop skills for career growth.

During the training, you will learn the key concepts in the context of different situations: from small office and home office networks (SOHO) to more complex corporate environments and theoretical models. CCNA Discovery is an alternative course to CCNA Exploration. Classes are conducted in Russian.

Course outline

CCNA1. Networks for Home and Small Businesses
Objective: study the basic concepts and network technologies.
Upon completion of this section students will learn to:

  • perform the installation of a computer system, including the operating system, interface cards and peripherals
  • design and deploy a home or a small businesses network and connect it to the internet
  • perform testing and troubleshooting network and Internet connection
  • provide shared access to resources (files and printers) for multiple computers
  • recognize and prevent security threats to a home network
  • configure and test the popular web applications
  • configure basic IP-services through a graphical user interface (GUI)

CCNA2. Work in small and medium-sized enterprises and ISPs
Upon completion of this section students will learn to:

  • describe the structure of the Internet and the procedure of data exchange between the remote nodes
  • install, configure and test routers
  • design a basic cabling infrastructure to support network traffic
  • configure the server to provide shared access to common resources and web services
  • deploy a global network services through telecommunications companies
  • carry out appropriate measures to prevent crash consequences and backup information on the server
  • monitor network performance and detect faults
  • perform troubleshooting with the help of organized multilevel procedures
  • describe the OSI model and the process of data encapsulation

CCNA3. Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
Objective: the development of skills in the use of protocols to improve LAN and WAN performance.
Upon completion of this section students will learn to:

  • implement LAN in accordance with the approved network project
  • configure the connection switch with VLAN and the connection between switches
  • configure routing protocols
  • establish access lists to allow or deny specified traffic
  • establish WAN channels
  • perform troubleshooting in LAN, WAN, VLAN using a structured methodology and the OSI model

CCNA4. Computer Network Design and Support
Objective: the development of corporate LANs and WANs development skills.
Upon completion of this section students will learn to:

  • set correct objectives to proper network design
  • use the Cisco network lifetime when designing
  • use the existing network methods description to prepare the networks for modernization
  • understand the effect of different applications and services for network design
  • develop requirements for the design of the central level, levels of distribution and access to the enterprise’s complex of buildings, including wireless access and security
  • define the requirements for the WAN connections design at the boundary of the enterprise and VPN support for remote workers
  • conduct testing and validating of network design for enterprise networks and WAN
  • prepare and submit a quote for a network upgrade to the client

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a CCNA Discovery course completion certificate.

The program contains the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a certification exam CCNA 640-802, after the successful completion of which students receive the status of Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

In case of successful completion of the training, students receive 50% discount on the certification exam.

Objective of the training
Acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to perform the tasks of design, construction and administration of networks of personal computers, servers and applications, ensuring safe operation in a distributed environment, development and integration with modern application solutions in the field of information technology.

The program is designed for
Professionals planning to administer the network infrastructure.

Professional retraining program
Advanced training program

Students within «Network Technologies» discipline study Cisco CCNA Discovery course for free. This course provides a high level qualification for an IT specialist. All students get access to Networking Academy’s unique training materials and Cisco equipment. After successful completion of the course, students get an opportunity to take exams and get Cisco certificates.

In case of successful completion of the training, students receive a discount on the certification exam.

Program duration
Professional retraining program: 770 academic hours (12 months) Advanced training program: 324 academic hours

Study formats

  1. 16-24 hours per week
  2. 40 hours per week

Weekend class sessions
Training in such groups is organized on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

The course is taught partly in the distance learning format: electronic seminars in the distance learning system and on-line lectures (webinars). Such format allows to involve real practitioners in the training.

On-site sessions are held in the classrooms equipped with modern technologies that meet all the requirements for effective learning. During the practical trainings teachers will demonstrate implementation of the necessary work / procedures and will individually help to cope with all the encountered difficulties.

Distance learning group
Training of the group is carried out with the use of advanced distance learning technologies and the latest interactive and multimedia solutions.

On-line lectures (webinars) allow students to maintain contact with teachers in real time, ask questions and repeat all actions performed by teachers and students on their computer desktop. Students can watch the most successfully recorded webinars 24/7.

E-learning (electronic seminars) allows students to explore further all the practical aspects of the chosen program. Teachers provide and evaluate solutions of complex cases, the quality of coding, conducting system configurations, as well as stimulate discussions of the results and relevant issues for the students at the forum within the Distance Learning System. On-line testing allows students to independently assess their level of academic achievement and identify issues for a more thorough examination and discussion with the teacher.

Each training program is followed by the final testing.

Admission Requirements:
Diploma of Higher Education (bachelor’s, specialist’s, master’s degree) or Diploma of Non-University Level Higher Education (technical school, college).

Diplomas and certificates:
Upon completion of the retraining programs graduates receive a Diploma of Professional Retraining, giving the right to work in the chosen field. Upon completion of advanced training programs, graduates receive a certificate confirming acquisition of additional professional skills and extended professional potential.

Training formats and tuition fee:

Part-time/weekend class sessions Part-time with Distance Learning Technologies
89 000 rub.
109 000 rub.*
109 000 rub.
69 000 rub.
99 000 rub.*
99 000 rub.

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Заочная с применением ДОТ
40 000 rub.

Cost for the whole training program, no additional fees;
Education loan up to 36 months with an initial payment of 0% is possible.