Cisco CCNA Exploration Training
Pathway to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) for CCNA Exploration
CCNA Exploration Training Models
CCNA Exploration Training Models:
There are three ways to complete the CCNA Exploration training:
1. Order One:
2. Order Two:
3. Order Three:
Any order is fine. However, at USQ we follow the order shown in Order One.
CCNA Exploration Training in 2009
Cisco CCNA Exploration courses will commence on 2 March 2009 simultaneously with USQ’s Semester 1 and 2.
Semester 1 (starting on 2 March 2009)
Semester 2 (starting on 20 July 2009)
o Network Fundamentals
o Routing Protocols and Concepts
o LAN Switching and Wireless
o Accessing the WAN
In Semester 1 (S1), the first two Cisco courses, Network Fundamentals and Routing Protocols and Concepts,
are offered in parallel with USQ Computer Science degree course, CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing.
Timetable in S1 2009:
Lecture (Starting on 2 March, Week 1):
Monday: 10am – 1pm, Room T122
Lab Practicals (Starting in 16 March, Week 3)
Monday: 3-6pm, Room C205, or
Tuesday: 3-6pm, Room C205
Note: Only one lab session (Monday or Tuesday) is required and the time slots listed here are subject to
change after the class coordination in the first week.
Study Schedule in S1 2009:
The weekly Study Schedule in S1 2009 is available here.
Once you are enrolled into a Cisco CCNA course, you will be given a username and password to
access all the online materials which include course contents and online module exams, etc.
You are also encouraged to purchase the prescribed textbooks for the two Cisco courses:
1. Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide,
by Mark A. Dye, Rick McDonald and Antoon W Rufi, Published by Cisco Press on November 2007.
2. Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide,
by Rick Graziani and Allan Johnson, Published by Cisco Press on February 2008.
There is more information in CSC3407 Introductory/Study Book.
For non-CSC3407 Student:
For each Cisco CCNA course you pass in Semester 1, you will have $100 discount
in Semester 2. This means that you only need to pay $1450 in Semester 2
if you pass the first two Cisco CCNA courses.