CCNA is made up of two parts.
Part 1: CCNA Networking Academy Curriculum - this is provided by a range of academies (including Coleg Llandrillo) throughout the world. Their (and our) mandate is to use the CCNA programme to provide students with a broad grounding in the fundamental principles of networking (cabling, networking theory, mathematical numbering systems, electronics, network design, networking device configuration and client pc configuration are some of the subjects covered – see below for more information).
On enrolment onto the CCNA course you will be given access (through your own login id and password) to the Cisco Networking Academy website which contains the Cisco CCNA curriculum. The majority of the course material can be accessed through any web browser. However, you will need a laptop or desktop computer to install the Packet Tracer software (which is available for Windows, Linux and macOS) which is an important part of the learning experience.
Each of the semesters involves approximately 15 modules of material which are assessed via online assessments (through the Networking Academy), a short research report and a practical test completed using Packet Tracer.
On completion of all three semesters, you will have the opportunity to take a Practice Certification Exam.
Part 2: CCNA Certification Exam - the formal Cisco CCNA certification exam is available online. Before attempting this exam (which has a pass mark of around 80-85%), you will need to revise the material you have studied.