CCNA Exploration Network Administration

The program involves a fundamental training in the field of engineering, building and technical support of local and wide area networks using the latest standards and solutions.

The course provides a comprehensive approach to the study of network technologies: from the basics to advanced applications and services, making it possible to obtain practical skills and develop professional competencies. The training is focused on current technologies and networking principles.

CCNA Exploration is an alternative course to CCNA Discovery and provides a deeper understanding of the network principles. Study materials are provided only in English.

As part of the educational program, students acquire skills to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol networks that combine local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), troubleshooting, increasing productivity and network security. In addition, program participants learn to maintain, support and use network software and active equipment learn more about the safety regulations, building codes and local and federal environmental laws.

Course outline

CCNA1. Network Fundamentals

  • LANs, WANs and the Internet
  • Protocols
  • Using Layered Models
  • Network Addressing
  • Planning and Cabling Networks
  • Developing an Addressing Scheme and Calculating the Subnets
  • Device Interconnections
  • Configuring and Testing Your Network

CCNA 2. Routing Protocols and Concepts

  • Building the routing table
  • Router configuration
  • Static and dynamic routing
  • Managing and Troubleshooting Routes
  • VLSM and CIDR
  • Classful and Classless Routing Protocols

CCNA3. LAN Switching and Wireless

  • Switched LAN Architecture
  • Switches, its features and capabilities
  • Introduction to Ethernet/802.3 LANs
  • Virtual LANs (VLAN)
  • VTP and STP
  • Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Basic Wireless Concepts and Configuration

CCNA 4. Accessing the WAN

  • WAN technology concepts
  • Internet connection options
  • PPP Configuration
  • Frame Relay
  • Network Security
  • Access Control Lists (ACL). VPN technology
  • IP-addressing services
  • Scaling Networks with NAT
  • IPv6
  • Network troubleshooting

Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a course completion certificate. After passing the CCNA 640-802 certification exam students will 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 EMC certification exam.

Program duration
Professional retraining program: 772 academic hours (12 months). Advanced training program: 272 academic hours.

Study formats

  1. 16-24 hours per week
  2. 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.