CCNA Packaged (CCNA, CCNA Cyber Security and CCNA Hardware Security) (short course)

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Why study this course?

Gain the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CCNA security and CCNA cyber ops qualifications in one course, opening up many career opportunities.

The CCNA, CCNA security and CCNA cyber ops packaged course will equip you with the required skills to be able to plan, implement, verify, troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists in advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. 

Those who successfully complete this course will be equipped to begin a career working at associate-level in either network administrator, junior network security or cybersecurity analyst positions within SMEs or large enterprise Security Operations Centres.

More about this course

On this course you will learn the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks. This course is structured to enable you to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), CCNA cyber security and CCNA cyber ops 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, network security and how they work together will not only help you succeed today, but also help you to stay current as technologies continue to evolve. This can be achieved by studying this course.

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.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

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's premises. 

International students

You will need the following level of English:

  • a minimum English qualification of IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 or above in all components, or 550 with 4 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or 213 in the computer-based test (essay rating 4)

For more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification), visit the British Council's website.

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 and Palo Alto Cyber security courses

The course fee covers a maximum of two assessments for any short courses. If you can't pass the exam after the second attempt, you must take the course again. This could mean taking the whole course again or just sitting an additional assessment. This will be decided by their instructor. There would be a fee for retaking the courses.

Course structure

You can download the timetable for the course starting in September 2020:

CCNA CCNA Security,CCNA Cybersecurity full-time packaged September 2020

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 thorough foundation in Cisco products in an enterprise environment.

Where this course can take you

Career opportunities include senior network administrator, network engineer, network security or cyber security analysts within small to medium-sized businesses, 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 this course you confirm that 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's standard terms and condtions for professional and short courses.

Payment must be made in full via 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.

How to apply

Please apply online.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our Short Course Training Centre terms and conditions .

When to apply

The official closing date for this course is one week before the course start date. Please refer to the course structure. However, you are advised to apply as early as possible, as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Course administrator: Adele Almammedova – or  +44 (0)20 7133 3627

Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani – or +44 (0)20 7133 3705

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.