This course is suitable for IT professionals wanting to further their career in networking, or to IT graduates with an IT or IT-related (eg Maths, Physics, Electronics) degree who want to start a career in networking.
What will I study?
This course comprises 4 modules. You will need to complete a total of 4 separate modules before taking the commercial CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CompTIA Network+ certification exams.
CCNA1 – Networking Fundamentals (OSI Model and theory of networking
CCNA2 – Routers and Routing Protocols
CCNA3 – Switching and Wireless
CCNA4 – WAN and Internet
CCNA is the first step to a Cisco career certification path. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques, in the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts, to solve networking problems.
Students will learn to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol networks using local and wide-area networks (LANs and WANs), provide troubleshooting service, and improve network performance and security.
You will need to do a lot of reading at home so that we can do the practical activities in College. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an official Cisco Networking Academy Certificate of Completion. This curriculum also prepares students for the CCNA and the CompTIA Network+ certification exams.
The CCNA course will help prime students for career opportunities such as network administrator, systems analyst, testing engineer, information systems architect, and systems integrator. For HE-bound students, this course will help ready them to enter an electrical engineering, a computer science or a management information systems degree programme.
What can I do next?
There are four levels associated with the CISCO networks course. As you complete each level you will be able to progress to the higher level course to further develop your skills in computer networks.
This course opens up a host of career opportunities. To find out more visit the National Careers Service.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course is suitable for IT professionals wanting to further their career in networking, or to IT graduates with an IT or IT-related (e.g. Maths, Physics, Electronics) degree who want to start a career in networking. At the discretion of the interviewer, we may allow applicants with good results in Level 3 IT qualifications, such as A-Level or BTEC Diploma, and who can show good mathematical skills.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Professional or Industry specific qualification
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