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The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme is open to University IT Supporters. It covers network technology, protocols and theory at deeper levels reflective of University practices. There is a fee to attend this course and an additional fee to take the CCNA (200-120) certification exam.

CCNA Routing and Switching provides a comprehensive overview of networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network, with an emphasis on practical application, work-force readiness, and soft-skills development. You will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

There are four modules in the recommended sequence:

We offer this program as instructor led with online access to the curriculum with the support of interactive media and an online networks laboratory called NETLAB. There is a mix of lecture, demonstrations and a heavy emphasis on practical activities using live lab equipment and a simulation package.

Introduction to Networks is the first module of four modules in CCNA. Please book onto this first module to reserve your place for the whole programme.

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 curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

This is the second module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. You will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

This is the third module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

This is the fourth module of the CCNA series, should you wish to book on the series please book on Module 1 Introduction to Networks.

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

This introductory course will provide an understanding of the University Data network (UDN), how different university institution’s networks connect to it and the networking services that the University Information Services (UIS) provide centrally.

It will cover common troubleshooting issues and provides the opportunity to discuss best practice in a range of scenarios and to use operating system utilities to diagnose problems locally at institutions. It will identify the scenarios of when a networking issue would be escalated to UIS service desk and the information to provide.

The course is largely hands on using group work and will conclude with a group quiz (just for fun!).

LiL: Internet of Things: Device Management (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

LiL: Python: Theory for Network Engineers (Online) new Self-taught Booking not required

A recommended course by the Digital Literacy Skills Programme as part of the University of Cambridge's subscription to LinkedIn Learning.

The course can be accessed here.

The purpose of this course is to provide the additional content covered on the new CCNA 200-301 Exam. As learners transition from the previous version of the CCNA curriculum to the newer version, they can use this course to learn the new concepts. This course consists of numerous resources including text, graphics, interactive activities, Syntax Checker activities, Packet Tracer activities, labs, quizzes and exams that cover the new content.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join this course by clicking here.

Cisco NetAcad: Get Connected new Self-taught Bookable

The Get Connected course provides an introduction to the digital world with networks as a foundation for connecting people and things. The curriculum helps students understand how to use computers and connect to the Internet. Get Connected also explores the human network and introduces students to the world of social media.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join the course by clicking here.

Intro to IoT introduces the concept of a network foundation connecting billions of things and trillions of gigabytes of data to enhance decision making and interactions. Course modules describe how IoE drives the convergence between an organization’s operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems, and the business processes for evaluating a problem and implementing an IoE solution. Machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-to-people (M2P), and people-to-people (P2P) connections in an IoE solution are also covered.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join this course by clicking here

Introduction to Packet Tracer is a 10-hour self-paced course which highlights the basic features of the simulation tool for new users and how to use the package to include, connect, and program IoT devices into a network. A series of short and lively videos will guide you through the steps to create new networks, modify existing networks, and verify device connectivity within the network. Short labs that follow the videos in each section are an integral component to the learning process.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join the course by clicking here.

As an alternative to the Introduction to Packet Tracer, this course is designed for users of mobile devices, specifically Android and iOS. Only a little over an hour long, this self-paced course is for beginners with no prior networking knowledge. Expect to learn basic tool operations with hands-on activities that will help you visualize a network. Introductory course is proven helpful for all learners who use mobile devices.

If you already have an active Cisco account you can join the course by clicking here.

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