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Routing and Switching (CCNA)

The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for students who are seeking entry-level ICT jobs or plan to pursue more specialized ICT skills.

CCNA Routing and Switching provides comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, with opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development. Students will be prepared to take the CCNA® Routing and Switching certification exam after completing a set of three modules. In each module, Networking Academy™ students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning.


CCNA Routing and Switching

You can prepare to take the Cisco CCENT certification exam after completing the first two modules and/or the CCNA Routing and Switching exam after completing all four modules. Exams need to be booked and paid for separately via a Pearson Vue testing centre.

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Contact Email: itacademy@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Dr Kapilan Radhakrishnan


Why choose this course?

  1. Learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the CCNA certification exams, networking related degree programs, and entry-level careers.
  2. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  3. Eligible to get discount voucher for CCNA certification exam.
  4. Embedded assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.
  5. Taught by staff with experience and industry certification.

What you will learn

Course Overview

CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

Module Topics

Introduction to Networks: This first Module in the CCNA introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs) yourself.  You’ll have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches. No prerequisites required.

Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials:  This module focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts.  You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. Recommended preparation: CCNA: Introduction to Networks or having equivalent knowledge.

Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation: This third module in the CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks.  It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Recommended preparation: CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or possessing equivalent knowledge.


Networking Academy provides an enriching and comprehensive learning experience through the use of innovative assessments and tools. Formative and summative assessments are integrated into the curricula and supported by an advanced online delivery system to provide immediate, rich feedback that supports instructor and student evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills. Cisco Academy program offer a full suite of assessments to support 21st-century learning; Formative, summative and Cisco Packet Tracer Skills assessments

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Professional Accreditations

Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

There are no pre-requisites

Career Opportunities

If you like fixing things are constantly learning, and appreciate an elegant solution to complex problems, you might like jobs in networking. Be ready to communicate plans, collaborate with colleagues, create a budget, and build a team. The Cisco Networking Academy program gets you started on a path to these jobs.

Job Titles: Network Administrator, Network Designer, Network Engineer, Solution Provider

Additional Costs

CCNA Industry certification fee which is around $200.

Bursary / Scholarship Information
Study Abroad Opportunities

Not Applicable

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.