Course Title Cisco Certified Network Associate
Typical Schedule 12 weeks, 2 evenings per week or 24 weeks, 1 evening per week
Fees €1690 (including manual)
Intake Dates Autumn & Spring
Next intake Commencement Date Autumn 2018 (September)
 Learning Mode  In-class lectures and lab with online support

Cisco Course Overview and Audience

Cisco’s CCNA Routing and Switching certification is widely recognized as the entry level certification for Cisco technology networking skills. The need for an intimate understanding of network infrastructure and protocols, and how they work together, has always been relevant. Now, that need is intensifying. A CCNA Routing and Switching Certification provides you with the knowledge and expertise to succeed in networking, even as technologies continue to evolve. The programme teaches you to install, monitor, and troubleshoot the network infrastructure products.

Cisco Course Aims and Objectives

This preparation course consists of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) and Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) content merged into a single course. You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identify basic security threats. It also includes more in-depth topics that teach learners how to perform troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing students for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.

Programme Content

  • Network Fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Technologies
  • Routing Technologies
  • WAN Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Infrastructure Management


This course prepares candidates for the necessary globally accredited online exams:

100-105 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
200-105 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

OR the:

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching composite exam (200-125)

Students will sit the CCNA examinations online at an approved testing centre facility.

Career Progression Opportunities and Further Study Options

The CCNA Routing and Switching certification is an essential qualification for a Networking career. It can complement an academic qualification such as a Bachelors in Engineering, Computing, and be a great foundation for further Cisco and Microsoft certifications. This qualification can also lead to careers in the following role types: Network Engineer, Systems Engineer, Network Administrator, Security Analyst, Network Architect, Systems Architect, Systems Programmer, LAN Engineer or WAN Engineer.


*Provisional – subject to change