Why study this course?
Through this single course you'll gain CCNA and CCNP qualifications, which will open up a variety of career opportunities, including networking engineering and security operations in corporations.
The CCNA and CCNP Packaged course will equip you with the skills required to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists in advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching certification can demonstrate the skills required in enterprise roles such as senior network technician, network engineer and support engineer.
More about this course
This course is structured to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks, and to enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certification exams.
The routing and switching protocol knowledge will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualised network functions of tomorrow. Understanding network infrastructure and protocols and how they work together will not only help you succeed today, but also help you to stay current as technologies continue to evolve. These objectivies can be achieved by studying the CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation and CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing courses.
Cisco currently dominates the router market and networking professionals need to be familiar with Cisco technologies. 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 therefore are in high demand. There are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.
You will be assessed by in-class chapter tests, final theory exams and practical exams.
On completion of this course and passing of relevant industry exams you will receive the Cisco CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation and CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing qualifications.
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021
We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.
To take the CCNA course you will need to have:
- a Reading Age Level (RAL) of 13
- basic computer literacy and awareness of the internet
Prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary maths and basic electronics is desirable but not required.
To take the CCNP course you will need to have one of the following:
- passed the CCNA award and have a certificate registration number with Cisco
- completed CCNA with Cisco networking academy
- equivalent CCNA level industry experience
The CCNP Enterprise Core must be taken in the following order: CCNP Enterprise Core then CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing.
You are required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with an internet connection if you wish to study the material outside the University premises.
The English prerequisite for CCNA and CCNP courses is:
- a minimum qualification of IELTS 5.5 with all components 5.0 or above 550 with 4 in TWE (Test of Written English) or 213 in the computer-based test (essay rating 4) – or equivalent. The British Council has more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification).
It may be possible to be exempt from formal English qualifications if:
- you received high grades in English throughout your education
- your education has been undertaken in English
Retakes of Cisco CCNA and CCNP courses
The course fee covers a maximum of two assessments for any short courses. If you don't pass the exam after the second attempt, you''ll have to take the course again. This could mean taking the whole course again or just sitting an additional assessment. This will be decided by your instructor and retaking courses will incur an additional fee.
Cisco CCNA and CCNP Packaged course (September 2021 start)
Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm.
The first day of the course starts at 11am Monday 20 September 2021
CCNA 7.0 module one
- Course Introduction
- Chapter 1 – Networking Today
- Chapter 2 – Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
- Chapter 3 – Protocols Models
- Chapter 4 – Physical Layer
- Chapter 5 – Number Systems
- Chapter 6 – Data Link Layer
- Chapter 7 – Ethernet Switching 1
- Chapter 8 – Network Layer
- Chapter 9 – Address Resolution 2
- Chapter 10 – Basic Router Configuration
- Chapter 11 – IPv4 Addressing
- Chapter 12 – IPv6 Addressing
- Chapter 13 – ICMP
- Chapter 14 – Transport Layer
- Chapter 15 – Application Layer
- Chapter 16 – Network Security Fundamentals
- Chapter 17 – Build a Small Network
CCNA 7.0 module two
- Chapter 1 – Basic Device Configuration
- Chapter 2 – Switching Concepts
- Chapter 3 – VLANs
- Chapter 4 – Inter-VLAN Routing
- Chapter 5 – STP
- Chapter 6 – Etherchannel
- Chapter 7 – DHCPv4
- Chapter 8 – SLAAC and DHCPv6 Concepts
- Chapter 9 – FHRP Concepts
- Chapter 10 – LAN Security Concepts
- Chapter 11 – Switch Security Configuration
- Chapter 12 – WLAN Concepts
- Chapter 13 – WLAN Configuration
- Chapter 14 – Routing Concepts
- Chapter 15 – IP Static Routing
- Chapter 16 – Troubleshoot Static and Default Routes
CCNA 7.0 module three
- Chapter 1 – Single Area OSPFv2 Concepts
- Chapter 2 – Single Area OSPFv2 Configuration
- Chapter 3 – WAN Concepts
- Chapter 4 – Network Security Concepts
- Chapter 5 – ACL Concepts
- Chapter 6 – ACLs for IPv4 Configuration
- Chapter 7 – NAT for IPv4
- Chapter 8 – VPN and IPsec Concepts
- Chapter 9 – QoS Concepts
- Chapter 10 – Network Management
- Chapter 11 – Network Design
- Chapter 12 – Network Troubleshooting
- Chapter 13 – Network Virtualization
- Chapter 14 – Network Automation
CCNP Core One
- Course Introduction
- Chapter 1 to 5 – L2 Redundancy
- Chapter 6 to 7 – Routing Essentials and EIGRP
- Chapter 8 to 10 – OSPF
- Chapter 11 to 12 – BGP
- Chapter 13 to 14 – Multicast and QoS
- Chapter 15 to 16 – IP Services and VPNs
- Chapter 17 to 19 – Wireless Essentials
CCNP Core Two
- Chapter 20 to 21 – Wireless Security and Connectivity
- Chapter 22 to 24 – Network Design and Monitoring
- Chapter 25 to 26 – Access Control and Infrastructure Security
- Chapter 27 to 29 – Virtualization, Automation, and Programmability
CCNP Advanced Routing
- Chapter 1 to 5 – Routing and EIGRP
- Chapter 6 to 10 – OSPF-Part 1
- Chapter 6 to 10 – OSPF-Part 2
- Chapter 11 to 14 – BGP
- Chapter 15 to 17 – Conditional Forwarding and Route Redistribution
- Chapter 18 to 20 – VPN- Part 1
- Chapter 18 to 20 – VPN- Part 2
- Chapter 21 to 23 – Infrastructure Security and Management-Part 1
- Chapter 21 to 23 – Infrastructure Security and Management-Part 2
This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with the detailed schedule, however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.
Skills and experience gained
On completion of this course you will have a solid knowlege of the configuration and operation of Cisco switches and routers.
Where this course can take you
Career opportunities after this course include senior network administrator, network engineer within small and medium-sized enterprises, large enterprises or security operations centres including BT, Vodafone, O2, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Bloomberg, Fortinet and more.
Payments and discounts
By paying for a place on the course you confirm you have received an offer letter accepting you onto the course, you meet the standard entry requirements for the course and that you agree to the School of Computing and Digital Media's standard terms and condtions for professional and short courses
Payment must be made in full via our eShop before the start of the course. Full payment of the fee will qualify you for a 10% discount. Please contact us directly to find out more.
If we have offered you the option to split the payment, you are still committed to pay any outstanding fees as early as starting the second module, or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments. Current students and London Met alumni and staff are entitled to a 10% discount.
Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the certification exams.
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