CCNA® Routing and Switching is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills, such as students pursuing degrees in engineering, information technology, math, or science. Students are expected to know binary math and understand the concept of algorithms. The Cisco® curriculum provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications, while providing opportunities for hands-on experience and soft-skills development through simulation-based learning activities, and online assessments. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills in a real world environment. The Cisco Networking Academy® helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and the globally-recognized CompTia A+, Cisco CCNA®, CCNA Cybersecurity Operations and CCNA Security certification. In addition, the courses help provide learning pathways from secondary to post-secondary institutions. Industry Recognized Certification- As a CompTIA Authorized Quality Curriculum learning institution, PC Hardware and Software will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and job-skills certification exams. After completing all four courses of CCNA Routing and Switching, students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA® certification exam. If students complete the optional Network/Cybersecurity coursework courseworks they will be prepared for the Security Fundamentals and Security Operations exams which align with the CCNA Cyber Ops and CCNA Security certification. Visit www.Cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/index.html for more information.align with the CCNA Cyber Ops certification.