Cisco Systems — the world leader in production of the equipment for computer networks. The company has an educational program for training of specialists in the field of a network equipment. Training of students is carried out in the authorized training centers — Cisco Academies and carried out by the certified instructors according to the training programs developed by Cisco Systems.
Cisco Systems offers five levels of certification on the main directions representing different skill levels: Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect.
Also Cisco Systems represents nine different directions. Depending on interests and tasks pupils select different programs of certification on seven main directions of certification, ("Routing and switching", "Network safety", "Infrastructure of service providers" etc.). For obtaining the certificate of the necessary level and the direction it is necessary to pass examination in the certified training center. The list of training centers can be found on the website Pearson VUE.
The network academy Cisco of Institute of the ONPU computer systems provides training in course of CCNA Routing and Switching which contains basic theoretical knowledge and skills of operation with the equipment Cisco. The course is expected preparation for CCNA test passing. The certificate of CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate – the Network Expert Certified by Cisco) confirms presence at the expert of basic knowledge in the field of network technologies. Experts with qualification of CCNA can set, set up and exploit services of local and distributed networks, and also access services on telephone lines for networks of small scale (to 100 nodes), including the following protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists and others.