CCNA | Cisco Certified Network Associate


If you’re ready to move into the next stage of your IT career and are interested in roles such as a network engineer, network administrator or systems engineer, then the Cisco Certified Network Associate - CCNA - certification is for you.

  • 1

    The foundation level of a networking certification

    This associate level of Cisco certification starts directly with network installation, operations and troubleshooting.

  • 2

    Stepping stone to higher qualifications

    Once you have passed your CCNA you can then advance your career by moving onto the CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional - certification, for a higher salary and more opportunities.

  • 3

    Great earnings

    A CCNA certified individual can earn an average salary of £40,000, which only increases with experience.

Your quick course guide

Qualification: CCNA

Study time: Full time - 12 to 18 days | Part time - two to three months

Vendor: Cisco

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of computer systems and network technologies and CompTIA Network+ is recommended

Assessment: Exam based - ICND1 100-101, ICND2 200-101 + 200-120

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Network engineers, data/telecoms engineers or telecoms support engineer

Included in your modules

ICND1 100-101

  • Network fundamentals
  • Network communications and connections
  • Switched LANS
  • Switch optimisation, security and troubleshooting
  • Wireless LANS
  • Routing and addressing in the LAN packet delivery, security and remote access on the router
  • WAN technologies and routing 
  • WAN encapsulation and dynamic routing using rip network environment management
  • Fundamentals of networking
  • Network connections and communications
  • Optimising and troubleshooting switch security
  • Implementing wireless LANs
  • Routing and Cisco routers
  • The packet delivery process, router security and remote access
  • WAN technologies
  • WAN encapsulation and rip routing
  • Managing the network environment

ICND2 200-101

  • Network implementation
  • Medium sized switched network construction
  • Medium sized routed network construction
  • Single area OSPF implementation
  • EIGRP implementation
  • Access control lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extension into a WAN

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  • 12 months unlimited access
  • 24x7 support from expert mentors
  • Global community of peers
  • Test prep
  • Content approved by Cisco
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

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Why join us?

  • Award winning customer support
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  • Value for money
  • CV detox - exclusive to our students
  • We're with you from start to finish
  • Expert career advice
  • Progress reports
  • Exam booking support
  • All UK students receive an NUS student discount card
  • Your success is our success

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