Cisco Networking Essentials (NE) Blended Delivery – 2018

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
3 months
School of Computing and Digital Technology
City Centre

This course runs on the following dates:

This course requires attendance at the University on the following dates:

  • 11 May 2019
  • 8 June 2019
  • 3 August 2019

Student using CICSO equipment

As digital technology becomes essential to every part of the global economy, the demand for innovative, tech-savvy people keeps growing. Networking Essentials introduces you to the networking concepts that underlie the digital economy. It is ideal as an entry point for many careers.

This course provides self-paced blended learning with a requirement to attend in-person classes for 3 days in total over the duration of the course.

You will be given access to the official Cisco Networking Academy online curricula and Packet Tracer network simulation software, and required to work through the e-learning material, completing the relevant practical and theoretical exercises provided.

The course provides 24/7 access to the online material, which includes pre-recorded video tutorials and simulation exercises.

The course consists of a single module, culminating in an online exam and practical test held at the University, for which you will receive a course completion certificate.

If you successfully complete the course and decide to enrol in the next scheduled Cisco CCNA Route and Switch course, you will receive a discount of £100 on your CCNA course fees.

Course Details

On this course, you will learn how to plan and install a network using real equipment and connect it to the internet. Activities include:

  • Practise verifying and troubleshooting network and internet connectivity.
  • Learn how to recognize and mitigate security threats to a home network.
  • Configure common internet applications, set up sharing between computers, and configure basic IP services.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

The course provides you with the basic skills required to set up and maintain a small computer network. it also offers a comprehensive introduction to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Route and Switch Course, which provides a path to achieving internationally recognised vendor certification.

Entry Requirements

Basic PC proficiency and basic maths skills.

Application Details

For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Palmer on:


Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531


Prospective students from the UK
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Further Information

For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Palmer on:


Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531