Cisco 1 and Cisco 2


High School Credits: 2 Credits

Courses Cisco 1 and 2

Note: presently CCNA training is divided by Cisco Network Academy into three learning sections:

  1. Intro to Networks          
  2. Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials,            
  3. Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation

Cisco level 1:   (covers section 1 & the first half of section 2)

CCNA section 1: Introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements –to support the operations and priorities of large companies to small innovative retailers. Build simple local area networks (LANs).  Acquire a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, & be able to perform basic routers and switch configuration.

CCNA section 2: Delve further into networks focusing on switching technologies, router operations & wireless local area networks (WLAN).   You’ll perform basic network configuration & troubleshooting, identify & mitigate LAN security threats, configure & secure a basic WLAN.

Cisco level 2:   (covers 2nd half of section 2 & section 3)

CCNA2 (as above)

CCNA section 3 This third element describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, & troubleshooting large enterprise networks.  It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access.  It introduces software-defined networking, virtualization, & automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.

Program Features

  • Dual Enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College
  • CyberPatriot- National Youth Cyber Education Program
  • FBLA


  • 200-301 CCNA 

Student Career Pathway Examples

The study of Cisco with additional post-secondary study may lead to these careers:

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