Cisco Networking Academy
Davis High School
CCAI, MCSE, MCDBA, MCP + Security+, LCP, CNE, A+, N+ Inet+
2008-2009 Program Syllabus
Welcome to the Cisco Networking Academy at Davis High School! This syllabus is
designed to introduce the program and the skills which you can expect to learn during
your time in the Academy program.
About the Cisco Networking Academy Program:
Sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc., the Cisco Networking Academy Program is a
comprehensive learning program which provides students with the Internet technology
skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy program delivers Web based content,
online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and
preparation for industry-standard certifications.
The Networking Academy Curriculum:
The Networking Academy curriculum is available through High Schools, Community
Colleges, and 4-year colleges worldwide. It is also available at some technical colleges as well. The
program gives students at educational institutions and in-transition workers in demand Internet
technology skills for designing, building and maintaining networks.
Combining instructor-led, online education with hands-on laboratory exercises, the
curriculum enables students to apply what they learn in class while working on actual
networks. Cisco has created partnerships with schools and colleges, businesses,
nonprofit organizations, international organizations, unions, and government agencies,
and works to provide real-world skills for all students in the certification tracks.
Many students use the CCNA training to get a higher-paying entry-level job, or improve their job skills for
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a 2-year (4 semester) curriculum, is the first
step in a Cisco career certification path. Courses must be taken in sequence; students who cannot
complete all 4 semesters at Davis High School are encouraged to continue their certification through
many local public and private colleges. The program emphasizes the use of decision-making and
problem-solving techniques in
the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts to
solve networking problems. Students will learn how to install and configure Cisco
switches and routers in computer networks (LANs and WANs), provide troubleshooting
skills, and help improve network performance and security. Additionally, instruction and
training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software
tools and equipment, as well as local, state, and federal safety, building, and
environmental codes and regulations.
CCNA features the following courses, each 1 semester long, to be taken in sequence:
CCNA1—Networking for Home and Small Businesses
CCNA2—Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP CCENT Certification!
CCNA3—Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing
CCNA4—WAN Technologies CCNA Certification!
CCNA1-Networking for Home and Small Businesses
Upon completion of CCNA1 students have an understanding of networking basics
Setting up computer systems
Planning and installing small networks
Troubleshooting networks and Internet connectivity
Sharing resources among multiple computers
Configure common Internet applications
Configure basic IP services
CCNA2—Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
Upon completion of CCNA2 students have an understanding of routers and routing
Describe the structure of the Internet and how communication occurs
Install, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS devices for Internet connectivity
Plan a wired infrastructure
Implement basic WAN connectivity
Demonstrate disaster recovery procedures
Monitor network performance and isolate failures
Troubleshoot problems using an organized, layered procedure
Describe the OSI model and the process of Encapsulation
CCNA3-Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA3 students have an understanding of switching and
intermediate routing including:
Basics of OSPF
Basics of EIGRP
Spanning Tree Protocol
CCNA4-WAN Technologies Competencies
Upon completion of CCNA4 students have an understanding of WAN technology
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) coursework prepares students for CCENT
(Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network
Associate) certifications. Students can take the CCENT.
Students are encouraged to complete their certification, either through the Cisco
Networking Academy at Davis High School or through public and private colleges and
technical schools. Academies are available throughout the United States and many other
countries, and jobs are readily available to good workers who have achieved certification.
Tests can be taken at any PearsonVUE testing center; see http://www.pearsonvue.com for
more information on testing center locations.
Information on certification exams are available from the Cisco Networking Academy
Grading will be based on completion of hands-on laboratory exercises, online (electronic)
examinations, and completion of other assignments. The grading scale for the courses is
based on a weighted average of all three of these levels, with particular weight being
given to the hands-on laboratory exercises.
Students should make every effort to attend each class session. If a student is unable to
attend, it is his/her responsibility to make-up all assignments given. Computer-based curriculum will be
made available to students from any Internet-based computer. If a student does not have access to the
Internet from home, they are encouraged to use the public library or any of the computer labs during
after-school homework times.
The Cisco Networking Academy program can be intense. Students may get
overwhelmed. Ongoing tutoring is available at lunch; check with Mr.
Anderson to make arrangements.
All students are expected to abide by the code of conduct of all Davis High School
students. In addition, as ambassadors for the Cisco Networking Academy at Davis High
School, they are reminded that they need to set a good example for their fellow students.
The Davis High School discipline code attaches penalties for misuse of computer
systems within our school campus. Due to the special nature of the Academy program,
please note that Academy students may face additional sanctions within the Academy
program for inappropriate computer activities. Students are reminded and encouraged, then, to abide by
the highest ethical standards.
Some Examples of Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior (for full details please refer to the
Davis High School Handbook:
1st offense: Detention for ½ hour to discuss unacceptable behavior
2nd offense: Detention for 1 hour and phone call home
3rd offense and on: Detention and/or referral to the Vice Principal
Automatic Referral to the administration for the following:
Danger to others or fighting
Danger to self/potentially endangering self
Bringing weapons to school (see Davis HS student handbook)
Intentional abuse of computers or other equipment
Intentional misuse of network systems
Class disruption that prevents others from learning
These are only some examples of inappropriate student behavior; please see the Davis High School
Student Handbook for full details of inappropriate behavior, and consequences.
Note: All Cell Phones and Personal Electronics must be PUT AWAY and OFF during
class time. Per school policy, any phone can be considered a disruption to classroom learning.
Students are requested to provide a binder (minimum 1”) for use in the Networking
Networking Academy Website Login
Students will be issued a login with the Cisco Networking Academy program. This will
enable them to access the curriculum from DHS and home as well as take their online
exams and other assessments. Some personal information will be disclosed to the Cisco
Networking Academy as part of this process, including name and email address. Part of
the information collected will enable Cisco to assist in job placement of students wishing
to enter the Networking field. Parents having concerns about this information should
contact Mr. Anderson as soon as possible for further details.
It is recommended that all students have access to email, to allow them to contact me if
they have questions, and where I can contact them should they be absent or need
additional assistance outside of class time. Students who have done this in the past have
had better success in the course. To assist in this endeavor, students are asked to provide
an email address. The email address can be one which is used by only them or one which is used by
their entire family. Free email addresses are available through several sources. Details are available
Cisco Networking Academy Supplies:
The Cisco Networking Academy program provides many consumables which the
students will be taking home with them. Among these include various cables and outlet
layouts. Students may be asked to bring networking supplies such as RJ45 connectors to class.
Please return (1) the next page of this handout to Mr. Anderson.
CCNA Syllabus Receipt
CCNA 1/2 3/4 (circle one)
Student Name: ______________________ Counselor: _____________________
“We have read this document, and understand the expectation for participation in the
Cisco Networking Academy at Davis High School, and the consequences for
unacceptable behavior. We will support our child in his/her endeavors in the Networking
Student signature Date Parent/Guardian signature Date
Student Email Address: __________________________________________________
Parent Email Address: ___________________________________________________