Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a professional qualification accredited by Cisco for network professionals. This course teaches you to network, operate and troubleshoot complex networks and systems.
We also offer a part-time study option for this course.
The CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials curriculum provides you with an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from the basics to advanced applications and services. It also gives you the opportunity for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.
You'll learn about networking based on technology and cover networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical and integrated approach. This will include network applications and the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network.
This course could be suitable for you if you have advanced problem solving and analytical skills. The curriculum is also a comprehensive and theoretical learning experience for analytical students, and uses language that aligns well with engineering concepts.
Interactive activities are embedded in the curriculum, along with detailed, theoretical content. You can make use of our advanced labs to develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills through exploration and research.
You can get two certifications from this course:
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.
You'll be required to have:
You're also required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with internet connection if you want to study the material outside of the University premises.
The minimum English language requirements for the CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials are:
The British Council has more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification).
You may be exempt from formal English qualifications if:
The course fee covers a maximum of two assessments for any short course. If a student does not pass the exam after the second attempt, they must take the course again or sit an additional assessment. This will be decided by the course leader and retaking the course will incur an additional fee.
Semesters one to four of the Cisco Networking Academy Programme (CNAP) are equivalent to 280 hours of instruction. If you successfully complete this portion of the programme, you're fully prepared to earn the Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification.
The four semesters of the CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials course are divided by title:
This course will commence Monday 20 September, and run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm.
We also offer a for this course.
Week 1 (beginning 20 September 2021)
Week 2 (beginning 27 September 2021)
Week 3 (beginning 4 October 2021)
Week 4 (beginning 11 October 2021)
Week 5 (beginning 18 October 2021)
Week 6 (beginning 25 October 2021)
Week 7 (beginning 1 November 2021)
Week 8 (beginning 8 November 2021)
Week 9 (beginning 15 November 2021)
Week 10 (beginning 22 November 2021)
Week 11 (beginning 29 November 2021)
Week 12 (beginning 6 December 2021)
Week 13 (beginning 13 December 2021)
Note: This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with a detailed schedule, however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.
Payment must be made in full via our eShop before the start of the course. Payment of the fee in full will qualify for a 10% discount for all four modules.
If we give you the option to split the payment please note that you are still committed to pay any outstanding fees before starting the second module, or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments. Current and former London Met degree students and staff also are entitled to a 10% discount. Please note that the 10% discount is only applicable once.
Full-time courses cost £2,670 for all three modules. If paying in full you will be entitled to a discounted price of £2,400 for all three modules. When paying, please add two items to your basket in the discounted eShop. If an instalment option is available, you may pay £1,335 for two modules in the eShop. Please make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before making any payments.
Please select when you would like to start: