I. Who should enroll?
The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA® 7.0 curriculum is designed for participants who are seeking associate-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills. The CCNA 7.0 curriculum provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics including: IP routing and switching fundamentals, network security and services, and network programmability and automation, while providing learners extensive opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development. The curriculum is appropriate for learners at many education levels and types of institutions, including high schools, secondary schools, universities, colleges, career and technical schools, and community centers.
Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) The third course in the CCNA curriculum describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. This course covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks, and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats. They are introduced to network management tools and learn key concepts of software-defined networking, including controller-based architectures and how application programming interfaces (APIs) enable network automation. By the end of the CCNA course series, students gain practical, hands-on experience preparing them for the CCNA certification exam and career-ready skills for associate-level roles in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. Below is a summary list of the modules currently planned in each of the three courses. A detailed list, including a description of each topic contained within each module can be found in the curriculum outline section of this document.