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

CCNA 7.0 course 1

Week 1 – beginning 3 February 2020

  • Chapter 0 Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Networking Today
  • Chapter 2 Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
  • Chapter 3 Protocols Models
  • Chapter 4 Physical Layer

Week 2 – beginning 10 February 2020

  • Chapter 5 Number Systems
  • Chapter 6 Data Link Layer
  • Chapter 7 Ethernet Switching
  • Chapter 8 Network Layer
  • Chapter 9 Address Resolution

Week 3 – beginning 17 February 2020

  • Chapter 10 Basic Router Configuration
  • Chapter 11 IPv4 Addressing
  • Chapter 12 IPv6 Addressing
  • Chapter 13 ICMP

Week 4 – beginning 24 February 2020

  • Chapter 14 Transport Layer
  • Chapter 15 Application Layer
  • Chapter 16 Network Security Fundamentals
  • Chapter 17 Build a Small Network

Week 5 – beginning 2 March 2020

  • Assessments – 2 March 2020
  • Retakes – 4 March 2020

CCNA 7.0 Course 2

Week 6 – beginning 9 March 2020

  • Chapter 1 Basic Device Configuration
  • Chapter 2 Switching Concepts
  • Chapter 3 VLANs
  • Chapter 4 Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Chapter 5 STP

Week 7 – beginning 16 March 2020

  • Chapter 6 Etherchannel
  • Chapter 7 DHCPv4
  • Chapter 8 SLAAC and DHCPv6 Concepts
  • Chapter 9 FHRP Concepts

Week 8 – beginning 23 March 2020

  • Chapter 10 LAN Security Concepts
  • Chapter 11 Switch Security Configuration
  • Chapter 12 WLAN Concepts
  • Chapter 13 WLAN Configuration
  • Chapter 14 Routing Concepts

Week 9 – beginning 30 March 2020

  • Chapter 15 IP Static Routing
  • Chapter 16 Troubleshoot Static and Default Routes
  • Assessments / Retakes

CCNA v7.0 course 3

Week 10 – beginning 20 April 2020

  • Chapter 1 Single Area OSPFv2 Concepts
  • Chapter 2 Single Area OSPFv2 Configuration
  • Chapter 3 WAN Concepts
  • Chapter 4 Network Security Concepts

Week 11 – beginning 27 April 2020

  • 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

Week 12 – beginning 4 May 2020

  • Chapter 10 Network Management
  • Chapter 11 Network Design
  • Chapter 12 Network Troubleshooting

Week 13 – beginning 11 May 2020

  • Chapter 13 Network Virtualisation
  • Chapter 14 Network Automation
  • Assessments / Retakes – 15 May 2020

CCNA Cyber Ops

Week 14 – beginning 18 May 2020

  • Chapter 0 Course Introduction, Welcome to CCNA Cyber Security Operations
  • Chapter 1 Cybersecurity and the Security Operations Centre
  • Chapter 2 Windows Operating System
  • Chapter 3 Linux Operating System

Week 15 – beginning 27 May 2020

  • Chapter 4 Network Protocols
  • Chapter 5 Network Communications Devices
  • Chapter 6 Principles of Network Security

Week 16 – beginning 1 June 2020

  • Chapter 7 Network Attacks: A Deeper Look
  • Chapter 8 Protecting the Network
  • Chapter 9 Public Key Infrastructure
  • Chapter 10 Endpoint Security and Analysis

Week 17 – beginning 8 June 2020

  • Chapter 11 Security Monitoring
  • Chapter 12 Intrusion Data Analysis
  • Chapter 13 Incident Response and Handling

Week 18 – beginning 15 June 2020

  • Assessments 15 June 2020
  • Assessments 17 June 2020
  • Assessments 19 June 2020

CCNA Security

Week 19 – beginning 22 June 2020

  • Chapter 1 Modern Network Security Threats
  • Chapter 2 Security Network Devices

Week 20 – beginning 29 June 2020

  • Chapter 3 Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting
  • Chapter 4 Implementing Firewall Technologies
  • Chapter 5 Implementing Intrustion Prevention

Week 21 – beginning 6 July 2020

  • Chapter 6 Securing the Local Area Network
  • Chapter 7 Cryptographic Systems
  • Chapter 8 Implementing Virtual Private Networks

Week 22 – beginning 13 July 2020

  • Chapter 9 Implementing the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
  • Chapter 10 Advanced Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
  • Chapter 11 Managing a Secure Network

Week 23 – beginning 20 July 2020

  • Assessments – 20 July 2020
  • Assessments – 22 July 2020
  • Retakes – 24 July 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.

After the course

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

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