CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching)

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Interested in a Career in IT with many JOB Opportunities and excellent Academic Progression routes – gain the CISCO CCNA Computer Network Associate qualification with excellent career benefits.  This CISCO CCNA Course will provice the skills, knowledge and competence that Employers recognise as the standard that meet the needs of Industry.

The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for learners who are seeking entry-level ICT jobs or plan to pursue more specialised 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.

Dorset College is an official CISCO Local Academy which has been certified by CISCO to offer training courses leading to CISCO CCNA ® Cisco Certified Network Associate. 

All of our CISCO CCNA courses are taught by CISCO Certified Instructors.

 

CISCO-CCNA

There are no specific entry requirements for this CISCO CCNA® Certified Network Associate Course, but, we would recommend that learners have completed ECDL and/or CompTIA A+ certification.  All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.

 

CISCO-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. Learners will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

Modules Units
In each module unit, Networking Academy™ learners will understand the 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.

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.

Learners are continually assessed throughout CISCO CCNA® Discovery modules 1 - 4 during the course. Those who successfully complete all 4 modules of this CISCO CCNA® course are eligible to earn CCNA®™ - CISCO Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching) Certification. On Completion of CCNA® 4, the learner has the requisite knowledge to sit the 200-120 CCNA® professional examination which awards the CCNA® qualification, validated by CISCO Systems Inc.

Required Exams             Training Programme


200-120  CCNAX             Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Composite Exam
                                       
OR 

100-101  ICND1               Interconnecting CISCO Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
200-102  ICND2               Interconnecting CISCO Network Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

The CISCO Networking Academy® CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is designed for learners who are seeking entry-level ICT jobs or plan to pursue more specialised 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.

The Benefits of Achieving CISCO-CCNA

Achieving CISCO CCNA® (CISCO Certified Network Associate) certification is proof of your professional achievement, providing you with a solid credential leading to better job opportunities and a well defined career path.
This training course offers IT Professionals a competitive edge in today’s constantly changing business environment.
The CISCO CCNA certifications provides employers with a means to identify those qualified individuals who have the appropriate skills to do the job.
Progression opportunities include CISCO CCNP, CompTIA Linux+, and Microsoft MCITP Certifications.
Those who successfully complete this course will have many Professional and Academic Opportunities available to them.

 

Schedule: CCNA Computer Certified Network Associate

Month & Evenings: Monday & Wednesday Date     Time   
October 23, 25, (Bank Holiday 30th - no class) 6.30 - 9.30
November 01, 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 6.30 - 9.30
December 04, 06, 11 & 13 6.30 - 9.30
Christmas Holiday 18 December - 01 January 2018  
January 2018 08, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31 6.30 - 9.30
February 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 6.30 - 9.30
March 05, 07, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28 (BH -No Class 19th) 6.30 - 9.30
Easter Holiday 02 & 04 April  
April 09, 11 (End of Course) 6.30 - 9.30
 3 Saturday Workshops from 10.00 - 14.30 - dates to be confirmed. 

This Schedule may be subject to change

Course Details

CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching) [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Monday, Wednesday from 10/23/17 to 11/4/18

Code CCNA-1017
Duration 20 weeks
Price €1,250.00
Comments Mon & Wed from 18.30 - 21.30 Exam Fee: €223.00 (subject to change).

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