What's covered?

The new CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and the globally recognized Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certifications. CCNA Routing and Switching courses are designed to take advantage of the improved flexibility and course management capabilities in the Cisco NetSpace learning environment. CCNA Routing and Switching (CCENT) includes the first two courses that make up the recommended course flow of the new CCENT exam. The curriculum also helps students develop workforce readiness skills and builds a foundation for success in networking-related careers and degree programs.

Topics of study will be as follows:

Introduction to Networks

Exploring the Network Configuring a Network Operating System Network Protocols and Communications The TCP/IP and OSI models IP Addressing and Subnetting

Routing and Switching Essentials

Basic Switching and Routing Concepts and Configuration VLANs Inter-VLAN Routing Static and Dynamic Routing Single-Area OSPF Access Control Lists DHCP Network Address Translation for IPv4 and IPv6

What do you need?

Students should have knowledge of general computing plus good numeracy and technical skills. Students should have successfully completed/attained certification or have equivalent knowledge in one of the following areas: CompTIA Network+ and or Microsoft Certified Professional

How you are assessed

Students will learn 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. Cisco Packet Tracer activities allow students to model and analyse routing processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand, and to practice their skills within simulated networks. Quizzes, skills assessments, chapter exams, and practice exams provide additional feedback as students advance through the curriculum.

How Long?

80 hours over 20 weeks

What course next?

Students may go on to Part 2. When you have successfully completed the full course you should, with extra study and practical experience, be able to go on and gain the industry recognised certification by taking the CCNA examination.

What could this lead to?


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