Cisco Networking Academy

  Logo of Cisco CCNA Logo of Cisco CCNA Security

Introductory Courses

Introductory course are for:

  • anyone who is looking to start or change their career
  • IT Professionals who need to update their skills
  • business professionals looking to re-skill their workforce

These are foundational and fundamental courses required to achieve those goals. Click here to see the listing of Introductory courses.

Learn more about the Cisco Networking Academy - Workforce Training and Employability by clicking here.

Associate Level

CCNA – Cisco Certified Networking Associate

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. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).

CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

Certification exams

Authorized discounts (vouchers) are available to students and instructors who receive a score of 75% or higher on the FIRST attempt of the final exam in a qualifying course: CCNA Security, CCNA R&S Routing and Switching Essentials, and CCNA R&S Connecting Networks.
Vouchers for certification exam discounts must be used within three months of becoming eligible and require up to a 14-day processing time. Please request your voucher as soon as you are eligible.

Before starting, please verify that your name and email address in your NetAcad profile are accurate.  Clicking on your name in the top navigation bar and select 'My Profile'.  It is critical for your email address be an account you will have access to until after you take your certification exam, since this is how exam details are communicated to you.
1.Log in to www.netacad.com. 
2.Click your name in the top navigation bar and select ‘Discount Vouchers’.
3.Click the ‘Request’ button on any voucher with status Eligible.
4.Enter the required information and submit the form.
5.In about 8 days, you will receive a verification email and an account activation email.  Please follow the instructions in these emails.
6.2-4 days after verifying your email, you will receive a Cisco exam discount information and authorization to test email.

Track the status of your voucher request by returning to the "Discount Vouchers' page at any time.  For more information, please refer to the Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for a Certification Exam.

For more information or to schedule a one on one discussion about pathways toward certifications, contact us at: 215-968-8132 or itacademy@bucks.edu.

For directions on how to register for courses click here.