Course Details

  • As the final stage of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme, this semester in Connecting Networks will complete the series of networking courses that form this official qualification from Cisco. It will help anyone wanting to gain knowledge, skills and industry-standard experience in general to advanced networking, using up to date Cisco Switches & Routers to become a network engineer.

    For this Connecting Networks semester, you will design WAN technologies and network services which are required by converged applications in a complex network. You’ll also learn how to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.

    During the course, you’ll develop the knowledge to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Finally, you’ll be exploring how to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

  • There are no formal requirements for this Cisco Networking course, but you should ideally have Level 2 qualifications (or equivalent) in English and Maths to gain the most from the programme.

  • Throughout the duration of the course, you’ll complete nine online tests in class, one final online exam, and one final work-based practical exam.

    When you have completed all four semesters in the CCNA course, you’ll be able to take the full professional exam, which includes the CCENT exam completed after semester two and the ICND2 you can sit after semester four. This will earn you formal recognition from Cisco Systems.

  • With this final semester completed and the professional CCNA exam sat, you’ll have the expertise and experience needed to advance your career in the computing and IT industry, or showcase your skills to employers if you’re looking for a new job. Link to Careers

  • The current fees for this semester of the Cisco Certified Network Associate course are £500.

    There are a number of different funding and finance options for anyone wanting to study this course. You may qualify for benefits or a bursary, or be able to get a special loan to help you pay. We can help you understand your options on our dedicated finance page. (link to relevant finance page)

  • If you’d like to find out more about this course, ask any questions about applications and enrolment or speak to someone about fees and finance, we’re more than happy to help – and we’d love to hear from you!