Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
The first level, CCNA, is targeted for instruction to high school, technical school, and community college students. It may also be included as prerequisite education at a college or university. CCNA instruction focuses on how to install, configure, and operate simple-routed LAN, routed WAN, and switched LAN and LANE networks.

Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP)
The second level, CCNP, is targeted at college and university students with a prerequisite knowledge base of the skills taught in the CCNA course. CCNP instruction focuses on how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot complex routed LAN, routed WAN, Switched LAN networks, and Dial Access Services.


The Cisco Networking Academy Program provides assessment tools to help students, instructors, and administrators understand the strengths and weaknesses of individuals as they progress through the curriculum. This section contains information about various assessment design, tools, and features. Assessment Guiding Principles all assessments are created to help the student learn and to support the instructor evaluation and judgment of students, not replace the instructor judgment. It is important to use multiple sources of data when evaluating the performance of students. Different assessments have different purposes resulting in different designs. Guidelines and suggestions are provided but implementation needs to depend on local conditions and requirements. This is a partnership; the system only works if you provide feedback