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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Blended delivery

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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.

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date October 2023
  • School School of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment

Overview

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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Our brand new £70 million pound building, STEAMhouse, will become the new home for the School of Computing and Digital Technology from the start of the 2022 academic year.

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This course is not open to International students.

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.

Practice certification exams are available via the Cisco Networking Academy, to allow you to practice remotely for the vendor certification exam.

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

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.

Course Details

  • 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: 7 Oct 2023 –  17 June 2024

How to apply

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

Email: linda.palmer@bcu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531

Entry Requirements

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

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Our Facilities

As a student in the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you will have access to our labs, software, professional sound studios, computer games labs and industry-standard facilities to develop your practical skills in audio, video and multimedia application development, content creation and more.

We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. This includes our brand new £70 million development, STEAMhouse, which will be the new home to Computing and Digital Technology students. This state-of-the-art centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Our facilities in Millennium Point have undergone a £6.5million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment.

Thanks to our partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Juniper, SAS and LPI you will have access to the latest technology and facilities that reflect advanced professional practice. Our students also have access to software such as the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

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Enquiries

Course enquiries

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

Email: linda.palmer@bcu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7531