CISCO Certified Network Associate
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This course will not be running for the 2020 academic year due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We hope to run it again from September 2021.
None, but a basic knowledge of computer networking would be an advantage.
This programme aims to offer the student the training necessary, in both theory and hands-on practical work, to achieve the Cisco qualification of Network Associate. This programme consists of four modules and is designed to teach the objectives of the CCNA qualification, from a basic overview level of networking in module 1 to an advanced discussion of prescribed networking topics in modules 3 and 4, e.g. ACLs, Frame Relay, VLANs, etc.
All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.
Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.
Course Fee: €2,250 (excludes VUE exam fee)
CISCO Network Academy Programme
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.
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.