London Metropolitan University has been recognised in 2015 by Cisco for providing the best delivery of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum in Europe. Our Cisco Academy is one of the very few places in the UK to have been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training. This course is designed for CCNA-qualified networking engineers.
We offer part-time and weekend courses in computer networks and internetworking. These programmes are structured to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks, and enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) examinations.
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.
Enrolling in this course also entitles you to attend free technology courses. These courses help you develop new concepts, new career skills and expand your understanding of the latest technologies.
The CCNP curriculum helps you to prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification exams. The CCNP certification validates a network professional’s ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide-area networks. CCNP offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA certified network engineers and a solid foundation for those who are interested in the Cisco CCIE® certification.
There are two certifications:
You must have passed the CCNA award and have a certificate registration number with Cisco or have one of the following:
You must also have a minimum English qualification as illustrated below (or equivalent):
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:
The course requires familiarity with the use of the internet along with some basic keyboard and office-style application skills.
The training material for this qualification is covered by three individual courses of the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) over a period of approximately eight weeks per course for the full-time course and 13 weeks for the part-time course.
There are three parts to the course, which can be taken in any sequence:
This course teaches you how to implement, monitor and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. You'll learn how to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
CCNA-level knowledge and skills are required.
You'll learn how to implement, monitor and maintain switching in converged enterprise networks and how to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. The course also covers the secure integration of virtual LANs (VLANs), wireless LANs (WLANs), voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
CCNA-level knowledge and skills are required.
This course teaches you how to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise routed and switched Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices in a systematic and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-compliant approach. Extensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting techniques.
|Course dates||Full-time: February 2020*/Part-time: October 2019|
|Schedule||Full-time: Mondays (excluding bank holidays) and Wednesdays, 10am-5pm
Part-time: Mondays (excluding bank holidays) and Wednesdays, 6-9pm
*Subject to a minimum of seven students on the course
If we have offered you the option to split the payment, you are still committed to paying any outstanding fees either on starting the next 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 are entitled to a 10% discount.
As these courses run for less than six months, the University can issue student visitor invitation letters for students who require a visa, but this will be subject to full payment of the tuition fee in advance. We'll require scanned copies of your passport information page, any previous student visas for the UK and your English language qualification. These documents will be retained for UK Border Agency (UKBA) compliance purposes. You're not allowed to work in the UK during the period of this visa.
Please note, references are not required for Cisco courses.
Before paying you will be asked to confirm you agree to our terms, conditions and entry requirements for Cisco courses .
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.
Please select when you would like to start: