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.
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.
Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.
While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.