- Course CodeCR_KCNAS_6
- Field of StudyComputing
- Type of CourseSpecial Qualification
- Type of QualificationCISCO Certificate
- Type of Study Part time
- Application Closing Date
- LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
Course Fee: €2,250 (excludes VUE exam fee)
CISCO is the major multinational company that produces routers, switches and software that power the Internet and global telecommunications. As such Cisco Certification is recognised worldwide. Cisco has a certification programme for engineers, which they independently verify.
The Cisco Network Academy in CIT trains and prepares students with tuition in a classroom surrounding, and hands-on practical training on switches and routers in our two fully equipped networking laboratories. The purpose of this course is to given the student the appropriate knowledge to achieve a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification from Cisco Systems. CIT provides all students with remote access to its Netlab training pods, so that the student can practice their practical techniques while working from home or at work. As part of the Cisco Network Academy program, CIT also provides a certificate of achievement on passing each of the four modules of the course as well as an additional letter for high levels of performance.
This qualification is part of the Cisco hierarchy of professional qualification (www.cisco.com/go/certification).
On completion of all modules, the student will have the requisite knowledge to sit the VUE test (#200-120) which awards the CCNA qualification.
None, but a basic knowledge of computer networking would be an advantage.
Introduction to Networks
This module introduces the architecture, structure, functions components and models of the internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the CCNA programme. On completion of the module the student will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes.
Routing and Switching Essentials
This module describes the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Routers and switches will be configured for basic functionality. On completion of the module the student will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv2, single-area OSPF, virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
This module describes the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Routers and switches will be configured for advanced functionality. On completion of the module the students will be capable of configuring and troubleshooting routers and switches and resolve common issues with multi-area OSPF, EIGRP, STP, VTP, DHCP and DNS in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
This module discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. It deals with the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. On completion of the module the student will be capable of implementing IPSec and VPN operation in a network as well as troubleshooting network devices and resolving common issues with data link protocols.