CCNA Routing and Switching

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 Cisco CCENT® certification exam after completing a set of two modules and the CCNA® Routing and Switching certification exam after completing a set of four 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.

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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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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£1250 (Home/EU)
N/A (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the CCENT and/or CCNA certification exams, networking relateddegree programs, and entry-level careers.
  2. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  3. Eligible to get up to 70% discount voucher for CCENT/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.

Modules

Introduction to Networks 

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Routing and Switching Essentials 

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Scaling Networks 

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Connecting Networks 

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Assessment

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

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

Staff
  • Dr Kapilan Radhakrishnan
  • Dr Carlene Campbell
  • Mr Arya Sedigh
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.

Related Courses
  • Computing (Computer Networks and Cybersecurity)
  • CCNA Security
  • CCNP Routing and Switching
Bursary / Scholarship Information
Study Abroad Opportunities

Not Applicable