Course detail

CISCO Academy 1 - CCNA

FEKT-XCA1Acad. year: 2020/2021

It covers the CCNA curriculum Introduction to Networks that deals with fundamentals of IP networking. Practicals include planning and building of small IP networks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student should be able to:
- describe basic entities for network communication,
- describe ISO/OSI and TCP/IP models,
- describe individual layer of TCP/IP model,
- explain purpose and principle of communication protocols,
- describe Ethernet technology,
- develop IP addressing schemes,
- implement a network using routers and switches,
- explain operation of router,
- explain operation of switch,
- implement basic security of networking devices.


Students should be able to work with English literature and have knowledge about basics of information and communication technologies.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Páv, M. a kol. CCNA Exploration – Základy sítí. VOŠ a SPŠE Plzeň, studijní materiál, 2011. (CS)
Páv, M. a kol. CCNA Exploration – Směrování, koncepce, protokoly. VOŠ a SPŠE Plzeň, studijní materiál, 2011. (CS)
Cisco Networking Academy: Introduction to Networks Companion Guide (CCNAv7). Cisco press, USA, 2020, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-663366-2. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The teaching methods include lectures and practical laboratories. The course uses e-learning system Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student is assessed by taking theoretical tests and practical exam. Details about evaluation procedures are specified in the document 'Course assessment' available at the course e-learning.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the course, Networking Today
2. Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
3. Protocol Models
4. Physical Layer, Number Systems
5. Data Link Layer, Ethernet Switching
6. Network Layer, Address Resolution
7. Basic Router Configuration, IPv4 Addressing
8. IPv6 Addressing, ICMP
9. Transport Layer
10. Application Layer
11. Network Security Fundamentals
12. Build a Small Network
13. Revision and binding of individual topics


The course introduces the basic principles of network communication. First course of Cisco academy CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is covered in the most recent version.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme AJEI-H Bachelor's

    branch H-AEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch H-AEI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, elective

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer