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exploration or discovery?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by leosdelsol, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

    hi all,
    just wondering if someone could tell me what the difference is between these two courses?

    thanks leo
    Certifications: HND Computer networking, 70-271
    WIP: A+
  2. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    one is where you go somewhere and find stuff, the other is where you learn about stuff you have found :twisted::D

    A bit more info is required Leo
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

    lol well i was registered onto the old ccna course previosuly but that version is no longer available in the exams. Now i have two other courses i can browse through in my netacad account 1) ccna discovery 2) ccna exploration I was under the impression that these new courses had taken over the old ccna study material :blink

    link for exploration

    link for discovery

    im rather confused :(
    Certifications: HND Computer networking, 70-271
    WIP: A+
  4. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster


    Both the CCNA Exploration and CCNA Discovery curriculums are designed to help the Cisco Networking Academy student towards the 640-802 CCNA certification exam. Each curriculum has four courses that act like parts of the curriculum.

    The CCNA Exploration curriculum is the closest to the previous generations of CCNA curriculums in that it's based on a progression of technologies. You can see that progression through the course titles of:
    1. Network Fundamentals
    2. Routing Protocols and Concepts
    3. LAN Switching and Wireless
    4. Accessing the WAN

    The CCNA Discovery curriculum is the new curriculum on the 110 block (a little cabling humor). It is designed for those without the technical backgrounds required for the CCNA Exploration curriculum. As such, CCNA Discovery curriculum starts with a quick overview of the parts of a computer, like a miniature-A+ level material. It is also organized differently than CCNA Exploration. While CCNA Exploration is organized based on technologies, CCNA Discovery is organized by size of organization as follows:
    1. Networking for Home and Small Businesses
    2. Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
    3. Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
    4. Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

    Another difference between the CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration curriculums is that after taking the first two courses in the CCNA Discovery curriculum, you should be better prepared to take the 640-822 ICND1 exam that if you pass, will earn you the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification. You will have to figure out which parts of the CCNA Exploration curriculum is relevant for preparation for the 640-822 ICND1 certification exam. That's because the CCNA Exploration curriculum as a whole is geared towards taking and passing the 640-802 (Composite) CCNA certification exam.

    Did I answer your question to your satisfaction?

    1. CCNA Exploration - Course Catalog - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/CCNAexploration.html
    2. CCNA Exploration - Data Sheet - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/docs/CCNA_Exploration_DS.pdf
    3. CCNA Discovery - Course Catalog - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/CCNAdiscovery.html
    4. CCNA Discovery - Data Sheet - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/docs/CCNA_Discovery_DS.pdf
    Certifications: MCSE, MCP+I, MCP, CCNA, A+
  5. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

    so if i had previously studied all the old ccna material i would be better continuing with the exploration course and aiming for the 802 exam? :) thanks alot for the detailed reply it helped alot
    Certifications: HND Computer networking, 70-271
    WIP: A+

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