The Cisco CCNA Discovery program provides general networking theory, practical experience, soft-skills development, and opportunities for career exploration. It teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives -- from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum. The program prepares students for two different Cisco certification exams. After completing the program, students will be prepared to take the industry-standard Cisco CCNA certification exam. In addition, students may opt to take the CCENT certification as a first step toward earning the CCNA certification. CCENT certifies the practical skills required for entry-level information and communication technology skills and demonstrates a student's aptitude and competence to work in an environment that features Cisco networking devices and software.
The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum is primarily designed for students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology skills for positions such as network administrator, network engineer, network technician, computer technicians, network installer, and help desk technician.
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