Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Blended delivery
This course provides self-paced blended learning with a requirement to attend in-person classes on alternate Saturdays over the duration of the course. The course follows the Cisco Networking Academy Curricula for CCNA v7 in preparation for taking the current CCNA certification exam, the cost of which is included within the course fee.
Studying with us in 2021/22 and 2022/23
The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Information about the arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year can be found here.
Should the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continue in the 2022/23 academic year or subsequent years of your course, any additional and/or alternative arrangements put in place by the University in response will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, pandemic-related/health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.
- Level Short Course
- Study mode Short Course
- Location City Centre
- Award N/A
- Start date October 2022
- School School of Computing and Digital Technology
- Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment
This course provides self-paced blended learning with a requirement to attend in-person classes on alternate Saturdays over the duration of the course.
The course follows the Cisco Networking Academy Curricula for CCNA v7 in preparation for taking the current CCNA certification exam, the cost of which is included within the course fee.
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What's covered in this course?
You will have access to the official Cisco Networking Academy online curricula and Packet Tracer network simulation software, and 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 remote access to real networking equipment.
The course consists of three modules, each of which culminates in an online exam and practical test held at the University, for which you will receive a course completion certificate.
Why Choose Us?
The University is an accredited vendor certification centre, allowing students to sit the vendor certification exam required to become a full Cisco Certified Network Associate.
The fee for one attempt of the 200-301 certification exam is included within the price of each module, and practice certification exams are available via the Cisco Networking Academy, to allow you to practice remotely for the certification exam.
Fees & How to Apply
The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.
- Award: CCNA Certification
- Mode: Short Course
- Duration: 1 year
- Fees £1,250 per year, paid in two instalments of £800 and £450. No funding available.
- Starting: 8 Oct 2022 – 17 June 2023
How to apply
For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Palmer on:
Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531
There are no required qualifications to enrol in CCNA v7, but knowledge of basic binary mathematics would be advantageous. Each CCNA module acts as a prerequisite for the next module, so the modules must be studied in order (ITN, SRWE, ENSA)
Course in Depth
The course covers the CCNA exam objectives using the Cisco Networking Academy Online curricula. The course is split into three modules which include theory and practical tests after each stage:
1) CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (ITN): introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications and data through the Internet and across modern computer networks - including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can build simple local area networks (LAN) that integrate IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.
2) CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE): focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Students learn key switching and routing concepts and can perform basic network configuration, troubleshooting and mitigation of LAN security threats.
3) CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA): describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. This course 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. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks, and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats.
Facilities & Staff
We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 million on new learning facilities. This course will be taught at Millennium Point at the City Centre Campus.
As a student at the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you have access to networked laboratories equipped to industry standards and running the latest software, giving you the best possible introduction to the technologies you will encounter in the world of work.
Dedicated facilities are provided for systems analysis, computer networks, programming in a wide range of languages, artificial intelligence, modelling and visual programming, e-commerce and .net environments, and business intelligence, as well as supporting the application areas of mechatronics, games technology, electronics and computer forensics.
The laboratories are well-equipped for all our computer networking courses, as well as specialist areas for practical work such as voice-over internet protocol (VoIP), forensic and ethical hacking technologies, wireless and mobile technologies and radio frequency identification technologies to name but a few.
Software development and computer programming
There are a number of open access, software development and computer programming
laboratories that can be used to develop systems and programmes, including database management systems such as MySQL, to name but a few.
Our embedded systems laboratories are used to develop real-time systems, such as specialist hardware training and development resources, and industrial-standard software development and simulation tools. These include microcontroller software and robotics design and development, to name but a few.
Electronic systemsTo underpin the basic principles of electronic systems, we have a well-equipped laboratory of general and specialist test and measurement kits, including powered prototyping development boards, dual power supplies, frequency generators and counters and digital multi-meters to name but a few.
Our successful development of forensic computing has led to a specialist forensics laboratory that is fully equipped with essential hardware and software for this sensitive area of study. The laboratory includes high-spec PC’s with built-in multi interface Tableau write blockers, EnCase and FTK computer forensic software and steganography detection and analysis software, to name but a few.