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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Weeks: 36

Hours: 4.00

Start: 13/09/2021

Days / Times: Monday 16:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 1700.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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:

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Scaling Networks
  • Connecting Networks.

The first two courses prepare you for the Cisco CCENT certification exam or to study CCNA Security.

Entry requirements

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.

Course Content

All four courses are recommended before taking the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. You will:

  • Develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services.
  • Study with an instructor in the classroom and access expert content online at any time.
  • Practise what you learn on both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Prepare for the workplace with collaborative projects and presentations.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through in-class assessments, workshops and lab time.

Exams at the end of the programme are optional.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

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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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Patrick’s success paves way for more IT apprentices at IDT

First line support engineer Patrick O’Connor made such a good impression on his Derby College apprenticeship that his employer, IDT, is now looking to recruit more IT apprentices.            
 
Patrick, aged 22 from Belper, was the Ilkeston-based IT specialist’s first apprentice. He recently completed an IT Infrastructure Technician Level 3 Course run in partnership with Derby College Group and is now set for rapid progression with the family-run firm.            
 
Patrick, who has always enjoyed IT and built his own computer at age 14, said: “College was really good. We had great teachers and I loved the facilities and learning resources, especially the Microsoft room. It’s cool. I attended college on day release, with Lawrie Moon, head of the technical support team at IDT, overseeing what I did at work.          
 
Lawrie gave me tasks that let me put what I’d learned at Derby College to practical use, day to day. I’m now a first line support engineer with IDT and enjoy my role.            
 
People can be quite stressed when they have computer problems and one of the best parts of my job is knowing that I’ve helped resolve their issue.”            
 
IDT managing director Luke Draper took on Patrick in November 2019 and knew straight away he’d recruited the right person.            
 
He added: “When we interviewed Patrick, we found he had all the qualities we were looking for and knew he would fit right in. He’s a nice lad and ticked all the boxes.            
 
“At IDT, we think of ourselves as technical customer service providers so it’s important staff have the right people skills. Our engineers aren’t just a voice on the phone – they take time to get to know the customers.”      
 
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“College was really good. We had great teachers and I loved the facilities and learning resources, especially the Microsoft room. It’s cool. I attended college on day release, with Lawrie Moon, head of the technical support team at IDT, overseeing what I did at work. Lawrie gave me tasks that let me put what I’d learned at Derby College to practical use, day to day.


I’m now a first line support engineer with IDT and enjoy my role.


People can be quite stressed when they have computer problems and one of the best parts of my job is knowing that I’ve helped resolve their issue.”

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