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Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)


Part Time Studies


CCNA classes are now online, offered during the week from 18:00 to 20:00.

About this Programme


The Cisco CCNA curriculum provides general networking theory, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives – from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC skills. The curriculum offers an engaging learning experience for more visual and kinetic students. Many interactive activities are embedded in all the courses to break up the text and help reinforce student comprehension. In addition, a large number of labs encourage additional hands-on practice.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Admission requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • No prior computing knowledge is required
Career Opportunities

CAREER opportunities

  • End-user support
  • Field technician
  • Desktop technician
  • Help desk technical
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Installer
  • Network Engineer


Three months online part time classes per module. All three Modules must be completed to qualify as an associate.

Course Content

Course content

Introduction to Networks

This first course in the three-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of both large companies and small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs) yourself. You’ll have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials

This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation

This third course in the three-course CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualisation, and automation concepts that support the digitalisation of networks.

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