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To start studying CCNA Routing and Switching you will need to be a confident computer user and have a reasonable understanding of computer communications. This course can be used as a progression from CompTIA A+.
Prerequisites: A good understanding of computer hardware is essential. It is desirable that you also have a good working knowledge of PC based local area networks.
What will I study?
You will study the CISCO Networking Academy CCNA on-line curriculum and develop practical skills through lab exercises and design tasks. The course content is as follows:
- Introduction to Networks - You will learn about networking technologies and standards, in particular LAN design, installation and troubleshooting, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and subnetting.
- Routing and Switching - Covers basic switch and router configuration, VLANs and Inter VLAN, routing and troubleshooting. Also Single area OSPF and Access Control Lists.
- Scaling Networks - Advanced router and switch configuration, LAN redundancy, EtherChannel, wireless networks, EIGRP and multi area OSPF
- Connecting Networks - Enterprise network standards and models, WAN technologies such as PPP, Frame Relay, DSL VPN and NAT configuring and troubleshooting.
- Security Fundamental - You will learn about skills needed for an IT security beginner for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.
A good understanding of computer hardware is essential. It is desirable that you also have a good working knowledge of PC based local area networks.
How will I be assessed?
With a blended delivery you will have 10 weeks x 3 hours per week in college giving you the opportunity to use our CISCO equipment and develop your practical skills. In addition to this, you will need to put aside 3 to 5 hours per week for self-study.
You will be assessed on a weekly basis by online exams and practical tests and given individual personalised feedback on your progress.
The examinations are delivered at different locations across the country.
For more information
For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 292500 or email email@example.com.
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