Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

15 Weeks

Course Fees
€1495.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Apply Online
or Visit Dorset College
or Request an Appointment with Programme Leader

Build Your Professional Career

The CISCO Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Certification programme is designed for entry-level Networking Engineers.  The Qualification CCNA Routing and Switching validates you ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. 

Gaining the CCNA Certification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT Professionals, and it is the standard skill set that employers recognize as meeting the needs of their business.


Our suite of IT LABS will reinforce concepts and knowledge with hands-on experience that you need for work in the IT Industry - this will support you study in gaining a globally recognised industry standard qualification.

Looking for ...

A Networking Qualification that leads to an exciting career with many job opportunities and an excellent progression route to Professional and Academic Programmes.   The networking skills and the ability to set up and maintain different types of networks in leading International Companies.

At the end of the course learners will have gained skills and knowledge in:

  • Networking Fundamentals and Theory
  • LAB Switching Technology
  • WAN Technologies
  • Routing Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services & Security
  • Maintenance Technologies

To Become...

A Network Engineer
A Systems Engineer
A Network Administrator
A LAN or WAN Engineer

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve CISCO-CCNA Qualification

Dorset College is certified as an Official CISCO Local Academy, so you can feel confident that this CISCO CCNA Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence with essential networking skills and demonstrate your ability to set up and maintain different types of networks in leading International Companies.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and CISCO Certified Instructors, with wide industry experience. Teachers who will guide and support you with the skills and knowledge required in preparation for the examinations and to avail of opportunities in the IT Industry.

04. Student Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse student community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes, hands-on labs and teachers who support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

A Networking Career with excellent opportunities - Ideal for those who are looking for an entry-level IT qualification; Graduates of Bachelors of Computing or Engineering, Professionals or Career changers.


We would recommend that learners have completed ECDL and/or CompTIA A+ certification.  All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.


Start Date: 23/03/20

End Date: 15/07/20

Evening: Monday & Wednesday

Time: 18.30 to 21.30

Duration: 15 Weeks + 2 Saturday Workshops



The CISCO CCNA Routing & Switching Qualification will  lead to excellent career opportunities in Networking Technologies.  The qualification will provide a solid foundation for progression opportunities in a wide range of academic or professional areas of study.

It will provides employers with a means to identify those qualified with the appropriate skills to do the job.

Higher level programmes include:

  • CISCO CCNP Professional
  • Computing & Multimedia Degree Programmes
  • QQI IT Essentials Level 6 Special Purpose Award
  • Microsoft Certifications 

Programme Modules

Lecturer Profiles

David Keane

David Keane


Programme Fees


Additional Information

An exam fee of €223.00 is to be paid separately, post registration.

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.