Why study this course?
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 full-time study option for this course.
More about 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:
- Academy Certification: Upon completion of the CCNA course in the Cisco Networking Academy program, you'll be awarded an academic certification.
- Industry Certification: This can be taken in any Pearson VUE authorised testing centre. The cost for this will need to be paid for seperately if you wish to do this.
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Prerequisite for the Cisco CCNA Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials part-time and full-time courses
You'll be required 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 (this is desired, but not required)
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:
- a minimum IELTS score of 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 a qualification equivalent to the above
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:
- you have received high grades in English throughout your education
- your education has been undertaken in English
Retakes of Cisco CCNA courses
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:
- Introduction to Networks
- Routing and Switching Essentials
- Scaling Networks
- Connecting Networks
Course start dates
This course will start on Tuesday 23 January 2024, and classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9pm.
We also offer a for this course.
CCNA7.0 part-time module one
The first class of module one will be Tuesday 23 January 2024.
- Course Introduction
- Chapter 1 – Networking Today
- Chapter 2 – Basic Switch & End Device Configuration
- Chapter 3 – Protocols Models
- Chapter 4 – Physical Layer
- Chapter 5 – Number Systems
- Chapter 6 – Data Link Layer
- Chapter 7 – Ethernet Switching
- Chapter 8 – Network Layer
- Chapter 9 – Address Resolution
- 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
- Assessments are scheduled for 26 March 2024 and 28 March 2024.
- Retakes are schedules for 2 April 2024 and 4 April 2024
CCNA 7.0 part-time module two
The first class for module two will be 9 April 2024.
- Chapter 1 – Basic Device Configuration
- Chapter 2 – Switching Concepts
- Chapter 3 – VLANs
- Chapter 4 – Inter-VLAN Routing
- Chapter 6 – STP
- Chapter 7 – 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 & Default Routes
- Assessments are scheduled for 28 May and 30 May 2024
- Retakes are scheduled for 4 June and 6 June 2024.
CCNA 7.0 part-time module three
The first class for module three will be Tuesday 11 June.
- 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 & IPsec Concepts
- Chapter 9 – QoS Concepts
- Chapter 10 – Network Management
- Chapter 11 – Network Design
- Chapter 12 – Network Troubleshooting
- Chapter 13 – Network Virtualisation
- Chapter 14 – Network Automation
- Assessments are scheduled for 23 June and 25 July 2024
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- Retakes are scheduled for 30 July and 1 August 2024
Note: This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor will provide you with a detailed schedule.
Payments and discounts
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.
Part-time courses cost £1,940 for all three modules. Please pay £970 for two modules in the eShop. If you are entitled to a 10% discount, then the reduced price is £870 per module in the discounted eShop. Please make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before making any payments.
How to apply
When to apply
There is no official closing date for this course, but 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.
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Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7133 3705
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