Cisco Routing & Switching 1





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About the course

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. This is the first of four modules that lead to the CCNA certification 

Benefits for Students

As a student of City of Bristol College, you will have free access to:

Microsoft Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as access to Office 365, which gives you online access to the web-based applications and 1TB of personal cloud storage space.

The Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects, Premier, Dreamweaver, Animate and many many more. You will also have access to Adobe Online and use of Adobes online platforms and cloud storage space for all your work and resources. This would normally cost you £15 per month but is absolutely free as part of your course


Entry Requirements

A good understanding of IT systems with either relevant work experience or a level 2 qualification such as the CompTIA A+ or Cisco IT Essentials 

What will I do on this course?

The course provides you with an opportunity to practise configuring computer networks in a safe and supported environment. Some of the topics you will cover include:

  • Configuring a Network Operating System
  • Network Protocols and Communication
  • Network Access
  • Ethernet
  • Network Layer
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • IP Addressing
  • Subnetting IP Networks
Who is it for?

The course is suitable for those who wish to understand the principles of computer networks whilst developing good practice and skills.The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. In particular it is designed for:

  • IT Support Technicians in small and medium businesses
  • Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience.  
  • Enthusiastic home users 
How to apply

To enrol please call 0117 312 5000

How Is this course assessed?

Assessment is by an online end of course exam set by the Cisco Academy. You will receive the CCNA R & S 1 component assessment certificate 

What could I do next?

You can progress to the CCNA  R & S 2 course  - Routing and Switching Essentials 

Additional cost

For the full CCNA qualification, you are required to sit and pay for the CISCO CCNA vendor assessment through a PearsonVUE testing centre.   



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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