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London Metropolitan University, as a "Cisco Academy Training Centre" (CATC) and subsequently “Super Regional Academy” (RA) was established in 1998 within the former University of North London's School of Communications Technology and Mathematical Sciences (now the Communications Technology Cluster within the School of Computing (SoC)), is one of the very few places in the UK which has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training in one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK.

The University is located in the heart of London, only seven minutes from Kings Cross St Pancras International station.

Since 1998, the University has trained instructors across the UK and Far East and supported a range of educational institutions, including universities, colleges of Further Education, college of Higher Education and schools. In 2012 the University has been selected as an Academy Support Centre (ASC) and Instructor Training Centre (ITC) to continue its high quality support and training to academies and instructors across the globe. London Metropolitan is one of the first universities that have embedded Cisco material in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes since 1999 and offer Cisco professional training courses to local people in part and full-time mode.

The University is offering part-time and weekend courses in computer networks and internetworking. These programmes are structured to teach students the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks. These courses will enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) examinations.

Cisco currently dominates the router market. Networking professionals have no choice but to become familiar with Cisco technologies and to begin looking at training options for Cisco products.

Today's corporations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations, and are looking for highly trained networking professionals to keep them up and running at maximum performance. Qualified networking experts are in short supply and high demand - there are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.

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There is a 10% discount for all applicants if the payment is made in full before the start of the course. Please note that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with other existing discounts or promotions.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our Terms, Conditions and Entry Requirements for Cisco Courses 

International students: please see our international section for information on how to apply, get information for those who require a visa, and help on finding accommodation.

To all international students requiring a visa to study the Cisco programme, please be informed that the Cisco courses do not qualify for a Tier 4 visa, however we are happy to provide an invitation letter confirming your place on the course once you have paid the full tuition fees. The Short-term Study visa route is a recognised visa route for professional courses of less than six months in duration. A student will need this invitation letter to support their application for a Short-term Study visa, but it is up to you to provide the remaining documentation to the satisfaction of the visa processing centre.

Information about Short-term Study visas can be found on the UK Government website.

If your visa application is unsuccessful then we will refund the tuition fees paid in full.

Please note if your current UK visa covers the period in which the course will run, then you can apply for either a full- or a part-time course.

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Who is this course for?

These courses are structured to teach students the skills needed to design, build, maintain and secure computer networks. The courses will enable successful candidates to take the CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Routing and Switching Security and CCNP certification exams.

Students need to be computer literate and have awareness of the internet. Prior relevant experience will support the application.

For CCNA Routing and Switching course, there is no technical experience is required.

For CCNP course, students should satisfy at least one the following requirements:

  • to be CCNA certified
  • to have completed CCNA in networking academy
  • to have CCNA equivalent networking experience.

For CCNA Security students should either be a CCNA networking academy graduate or CCNA certified. Please see the full details in the Terms, Conditions and Entry Requirements for Cisco Courses.

Why should I take this course?

Cisco Systems is considered to be one of the worldwide leaders in networking for the internet.

Cisco currently dominates the router market. Networking professionals have no choice but to become familiar with Cisco technologies and to begin looking at training options for Cisco products.

Today's corporations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations, and are looking for highly trained networking professionals to keep them up and running at maximum performance. Qualified networking experts are in short supply and high demand – there are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.

Industry certifications are highly respected by employers around the world and help validate the skills needed to enter networking and IT positions in a variety of industries. Certifications help validate the skills required for computer support technicians and for careers in IT industry.

How is the course structured?

London Metropolitan University is offering three Cisco networking academy courses.

  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNP

  • CCNA Routing and Switching: The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for students who are seeking entry-level ICT jobs or plan to pursue more specialized ICT skills.
    CCNA Routing and Switching provides comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, with opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development. The four semesters in CCNA Routing and Switching are:
    1. Introduction to Networks
    2. Routing and Switching Essentials
    3. Scaling Networks
    4. Connecting Networks

For more information about the Routing and Switching course please see the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching course page.

  • CCNA Security: CCNA Security will teach students to design and implement security solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. As with existing courses offered by the Cisco Networking Academy, the focus of the course will combine hands-on experience, instructor-led and e-learning for students.

    For more information about the CCNA Security course please see the Cisco CCNA Security course page.

  • CCNP: The program is designed for CCNA qualified networking engineers or people with past networking experience. CCNP is a coveted qualification that will boost the career prospects of any networking professional.

    The training material for this qualification is covered by three individual courses of the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP).

    The three CCNP courses are:
    1. CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing
    2. CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching
    3. CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting Cisco IP Networks.

For more information about the CCNP course please see the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching course page

 
Do I take all the modules?

The four CCNA courses must be taken in sequence.

The three CCNP courses can be taken in any sequence.

How will the course be taught?

The University is offering part-time, full-time and weekend courses in computer networks and internetworking. Admission to the course will be in September and February of each academic year.

The CCNA course is provided in full time and part time mode.

The CCNA Security course only offers in part time mode.

The CCNP course is provided in full time and part time mode

For all Cisco courses timetables please visit the course page (see above)

What is the cost?

To find the current fees please visit the course page (see above).

Where will the course be taught?

All courses will run at London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, Holloway Road.

CCNA classes take place in room T3-02. CCNP and CCNA Security classes are in room T6-02 and T6-04.

How do I enrol?

Please apply for the course as soon as you can in order to secure your place and avoid disappointment.

To apply for a Cisco course visit the course page (see above), or if you have a question to ask about the Cisco courses please contact Adele Almammedova on cisco.academy@londonmet.ac.uk

What teaching materials will be provided?

Fees include all teaching materials. This includes a comprehensive online curriculum and PDF lab manual.

What can I expect from each session?

Each course includes a one-hour theory lecture and the remaining hours will be hands-on supervised lab-based session, tutorial and other relevant activities. In addition, depending on the mode of study, you'll spend a minimum of two hours per week on individual study and practice.

Who teaches the course?

London Met was established as a 'Cisco Regional Academy' in 1998, and is one of the very few places in the UK that has been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNA and CCNP training in one of the most advanced Cisco training laboratories in the UK.

Cisco courses will be taught by London Met lecturers who are Cisco certified instructors and have extensive experience in teaching networking subject areas since 1998.

What is the exam like?

All Cisco academy courses have weekly chapter tests and final theory and practical tests. In order to to graduate from any Cisco academy courses, you must obtain minimum 70% for final theory and practical tests.

Where can I get more information?

For support and further information, please email the Course Administrator:
Adele Almammedova on cisco.academy@londonmet.ac.uk

For general information about Cisco courses at London Metropolitan University please visit our Cisco professional and short courses page or the Cisco systems website.

View Cisco career opportunities which are part of the Cisco graduation/internships program.

You can also find information on all of the different career opportunities at Cisco.

In the past two years, eight of our students have been employed by Cisco through the Cisco graduation scheme program. These students had completed Cisco Networking academy courses either as part of our undergraduate or postgraduate program or had completed relevant short courses.

London Met named best CCNP provider in Europe

The University gains Cisco Academy recognition for providing Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Curriculum Excellence. London Met named best CCNP provider in Europe.

Student success

Read about London Met graduate Alexander Duncan here. Alex's Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications as well as covering the CCNA Security and CCNA Wireless curriculum helped him to demonstrate his readiness to provide technical support to Cisco field engineers and account managers in his position as an associate systems engineer at Cisco in the UK. Cisco NetAcad Advantage: Graduate overcomes learning challenges to succeed.

NetRiders

NetRiders is a worldwide networking competition organised by Cisco. In one year, our Cisco students participated in UK NetRiders and achieved first, fifth and eighth positions. See the Netriders - Europe, Middle East and Africa results.