CISCO-CCNA / CISCO-CCNA

The programme is intended for those already involved in IT who wish to acquire or improve networking skills and to obtain certification for such skills. No formal qualification in computing is required for entry to the course but potential participants should have a strong working knowledge of computer technology. Participants should also have internet access and a computer at home as there are weekly online assignments to be completed outside of class contact time.

Our CCNA® curriculum (covering the new course material for the CCNA 200-125 Routing and Switching exam) provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, opportunities for career exploration, and soft-skills development to help students prepare for entry-level careers in IT and networking. The curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning, and uses interactive tools and easy-to-follow labs to help students learn the general theory needed to build networks.

CCNA allows for quick application of learned concepts to encourage students to consider additional education in IT. It uses easy-to-follow, step-by-step laboratories that provide detailed instructions and feedback to help students reach the final solution. It includes embedded e-doing, highly interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia, including Flash-based activities, videos, and interactive quizzes, that address a variety of learning styles, increase comprehension, and provide a rich learning experience.

The CCNA offers strong employment prospects for graduates in the areas of networking. Skills developed are particularly attractive to any institution or organisation that has computer networks at the core of their business. Among the companies that CCNA graduates now work are Intel, HP, Symantec, IBM, Yahoo, Amazon, Eir, Viatel and Salesforce.

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

The courses are delivered sequentially, and each course is a prerequisite for the next course.

CCNA teaches networking based on applications covering the types of practical networks students may encounter, from simple home or small office networks to more complex enterprise models. Students learn the technical skills and soft skills needed to succeed in entry-level networking professions such as a network installer, help desk technician, pre-sales support technician, or network technician. CCNA also provides an introduction to advanced technologies such as voice, video, wireless, and security.

Exam Description: The 200-125 CCNA is the composite exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include connecting to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; IPV6, Etherchannel, Multi Area OSPF, VPN's and Infrastructure Management.

Monday 5pm to 10pm and 1 Saturday per month, 9.30am to 1pm.
See also Springboard website for Springboard schedules

Apply for this course online at https://www.itb.ie/StudentCategories/parttime.html. Closing date to apply is September 5th 2019

This course is also being delivered as part of the 2019 Springboard+ initiative and FREE fees may apply. To Apply via the Springboard+ website

TU Code

TBC

Level

NFQ Level 6 (20 ECTS

Award

Certificate in CISCO-CCNA

Duration

10 months

Course Type

Undergraduate

Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom

Commencement Date

Week commencing 23/09/2019

Location

Blanchardstown

Fees (EU)

€2,850
 

This course is being delivered as part of the 2019 Springboard+ initiative and FREE fees may apply. To Apply via the Springboard+ website