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Sep 30, 2013 ... “CCNA Version 5.0”. Delivered in a new. LMS and interface called. “Cisco Netspace”– also accessible on Mobile Devices. Learning flexibility –.

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CCNA and CCENT Exam Certification AC A D E M I C I N S TRU C TO R I N F O R M ATI O N S H E E T

The CCNA exam is one of the most popular IT certifications with an estimated 105,000 people taking the exam every year. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. Last updated in 2007, this long anticipated revision represents some significant changes to the old exam. With the existing exam retiring in September 2013 the need for updated materials will be high as you will be eager to start planning your new courses.

New exams effective March 26, 2013 • CCENT/CCNA ICND1 (100-101) • CCNA ICND2 (200-101) • CCNA (200-120) Existing exams will End-of-Life on September 30, 2013 • ICND1 (640-822) • ICND2 (640-816) • CCNA (640-802)

Changes to the new CCNA exam New focus on Routing & Switching as concentration CCNA has evolved from foundation to concentration and is being renamed CCNA Routing and Switching. This means that the CCENT exam is now the base exam, and what used to be just CCNA is now CCNA Routing and Switching. The new CCNA Routing and Switching exams are now along the same lines of Voice, Security, and Wireless, meaning it is now considered a concentration instead of the prerequisite. Updated Job Role Alignment

Aligns with industry evolution of Associate-level job roles, which now includes comprehensive troubleshooting, implementation. Latest Cisco Technology Cisco IOS v15, IPv6 Support, IOS Licensing, Netflow and HSR, and more.

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Changes to the New Networking Academy Curriculum

Cisco Networking Academy Resources The Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program available in 160 countries that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities in communities around the world.

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Cisco develops and provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities. Cisco Press provides the supporting texts for these courses. We are the ONLY publisher of these materials.

Learning flexibility – 1 curriculum that supports different student goals and instructional flows (see diagram on this page)

Companion Guides: Are portable references designed to reinforce online course material, helping students enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course of the same name focus on important concepts and organize their study time for quizzes and exams. Pedagogy has been added to enhance comprehension and retention.

Course Management flexibility – instructors can add content, assignments, re-arrange chapters

Lab Manuals: Provide students enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course of the same name with a convenient, complete collection of all the course lab exercises that provide hands-on practice and challenges.

Better, more secure, assessment tools Updated technical content to meet new Certification objectives and more!

Course Booklets: Offer a new way for students enrolled in a Cisco Networking Academy course of the same name to easily read, highlight, and review on the go, wherever the Internet is not available. The text is extracted directly from the online course, with headings that have exact page correlations to the online course. An icon system directs the reader to the online course to take full advantage of the images, labs, Packet Tracer activities, and dynamic Flash-based activities. The books are intended to be used with the course.

 The CCNA Exam End-of-Life date applies to Academies too so schools will begin to adopt One CCNA Routing & Switching Curriculum the new curriculum Autumn 2013 and complete the change With flexibility to address different student audiences... With flexibility to address different student audiences … by Summer 2014.

Teaching Routing and Switching Together Beginner or Less Technical Introduction to Networks

Routing & Switching Essentials

Scaling Networks

Connecting and Securing Networks

Routing Protocols

Switched Networks

WAN Protocols

or Network Basics Interested in IT/Networking Career

Course 1

Teaching One Networking Technology In Depth At A Time

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

… and accommodate different instructional flow ... and accommodate different instructional flow © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

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Other Academic Resources If your school is not teaching the official Cisco Networking Academy courses listed on the previous page and has courses that lead to CCNA certification or Networking careers the list below are texts that would work for them.

Official Certification Guides, Academic Edition: Comprehensive textbook and study package for beginner and intermediate-level networking courses. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing student’s retention and recall of exam topics. The books are printed in four color, allowing students to benefit from carefully crafted figures that utilize color to convey concepts. Students will organize their study through the use of the consistent features in these chapters, including: Foundation Topics – explain concepts, configurations, with emphasis on the theory and concepts, linking the theory to the meaning of the configuration commands. Key Topics – Inside the Foundation Topics sections, every figure, table, or list that should absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam is noted with the words “Key Topic” Chapter-Ending Summaries Chapter-Ending Review Questions Chapter-Ending Exercises  Part Reviews – Helps students consolidate their knowledge of concepts presented across multiple chapters. A new mind mapping exercise helps students build strong mental maps of concepts. A DVD containing video mentoring from the author on challenging topics  The book comes complete with Simulator Lite software, providing students with the opportunity to practice their hands-on command line interface skills with Cisco routers and switches. Additional Labs and the Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software with multiple exams A Final Preparation Chapter helps students review for final exams and prepare to take the official Cisco exams A Study Plan Template is included on the DVD to help students organize their study time. An Instructor Guide, PPT slide decks, and Test Bank are all offered to instructors adopting these books for their classroom.

Foundation Learning Guides: Are developed together with Cisco® as the only authorized, self-paced learning tools that help networking students build their understanding of networking concepts and prepare for Cisco certification exams. These books focus not only on preparing students for the exam but go beyond just the necessary information found in the exam. They present topics, theory, and examples in such a way that students truly understand the topics. These books also contain chapter review questions which help students evaluate how well they absorbed the chapter content and serve as excellent complete exam preparation. Network Simulator: This state of the art simulation software allows students to practice their networking skills with hundreds of structured labs designed to reinforce CCNA exam topics, including router and switch navigation and administration, LAN switching, IP addressing, routing, WANs, VLANs and trunking, IP routing protocols, scaling IP, and troubleshooting. MyITcertificationlabs: Are like a light LMS that has a single sign-on feature where students can access, practice, and communicate when it’s convenient for them without the need of being in a lab environment.

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Competition There is no competition when it comes to Academy courses. If you are an official Cisco Academy, then you need to use our books for those courses. We are the only publisher of these materials. Todd Lammle’s books from Sybex: Our books focus on helping candidates learn the topics, not just pass the exams and have long been considered far more technically comprehensive than Todd’s books.

Supplemental Materials Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack: Three methods of proven, late-stage exam preparation in one package; Test Engine, Flash Cards, and Quick Reference Guides Portable Command Guides: Summarize all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS® Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing readers with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Exam Cram: One of the most popular study guides in the technical certification market, this late stage exam preparation includes clear links to exam objectives, cram saver quizzes, exam alerts, the popular cram sheet, and review questions on the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software. LiveLessons: Comprehensive video training package from best-selling authors and expert trainers that providing hours of hands-on, step-bystep training helping users develop their knowledge and skills.

Cengage CCNA books: Our books offer a full complement of customizable course solutions including books and ebooks, myITcertificaitons labs, simulators, and video.

Authors Wendell Odom CCIE No. 1624 is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. Scott Empson: Is currently the associate chair Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Anthony Sequeira: CCIE No. 15626 Is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) and author regarding all levels and tracks of Cisco Certification.

Decision Tree for CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) curriculum textbooks Do you teach computer networking?

YES Are you a Cisco Networking Academy?



Have you taught the CCNA curriculum in the past?

Do you teach to the certification?



Did you teach Discovery or Exploration?

Do you want to teach Routing & Switching (R&S) TOGETHER or as SEPARATE in-depth technologies?



Did you like teaching Routing & Switching together?

Did you like teaching Routing & Switching as separate in-depth technologies?



Sample purple path

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Sample green path

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R&S as SEPARATE in-depth technologies

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Sample Odom’s Official Cert Guides Academic market versions

Sample Beasley’s Networking Essentials & A Practical Guide to Advanced Networking

Refer to diagram on page 2 for color paths; you can also choose which first course you want to teach.