Course Details

  • For those who are working towards full qualification with the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course, this semester in Scaling Networks is the third stage out of four in the programme, and will continue to develop your skills and expertise in Cisco Internetworking. It’s ideal for those currently working or looking for employment as a network engineer.

    During this semester, you’ll get an introduction to scaling networks, focusing on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

    By the end of this course you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches, as well as resolving common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

  • 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.

    If you advance onto the final semester in the programme and have then completed all four semesters, you can take the full professional exam for CCNA.

  • When you’ve completed the third semester in the Cisco Certified Network Associate course, you’ll be ready to advance onto the fourth and final semester.

    Here you will hone your Cisco Networking skills and expertise, and perhaps complete the final professional qualification for the CCNA. You’ll then be well-placed with the experience and knowledge to secure a job as a network engineer or advance your career in the computing and IT industry. 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 Fees, Funding and 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! Make an enquiry