The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of four 70-hour courses:
The first two courses prepare you for the Cisco CCENT certification exam or to study CCNA Security.
New course starting January 2020
A full Level 2 and/or Level 3 IT qualification is desirable. However a keen interest in the subject matter and a thirst for knowledge are advantageous.
All four courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. You will:
You will be assessed through in-class assessments, workshops and lab time.
Exams at the end of the programme are optional.
The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum builds the skills you need to get hired and succeed in jobs related to networking computers, devices and things. Whether you’re preparing for your first job or specialising with more study, CCNA is a great foundation.
Career pathways include: network technician, support engineer, network administrator, network designer, network engineer and more.
The certification available is Cisco CCENT or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching.
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