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CISCO Academy CCNA V7 Part 2: Routing & Switching Essentials

Computing Adults part-time HE


CISCO Academy CCNA Part 2: Routing & Switching Essentials

Our industry experienced teaching staff will provide you with a comprehensive instructor led, classroom-based delivery. 

 This CCNA course follows on from the Introduction to Networks. You will learn through theory and practical sessions how switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks. It includes wireless local area networks (WLAN), wide area networking (WAN) technologies and security concepts.  

 You will be able to perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. 

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 01/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 16 weeks
Fees: £350.00
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Course Information

Entry requirements


CISCO CCNA 1 – Introduction to Networks 


Experience working within an IT based role 

Networking infrastructure 

Course content

You will complete the following course units:

  • Configure devices using security best practices. 
  • Explain how Layer 2 switches forward data. 
  • Implement VLANs and trunking in a switched network. 
  • Troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing on Layer 3 devices. 
  • Explain how STP enables redundancy in a layer 2 network. 
  • Troubleshoot EtherChannel on switched networks. 
  • Implement DHCPv4 to operate across multiple LANs. 
  • Configure dynamic address allocation in IPv6 networks. 
  • Explain how FHRPs provide default gateway services in a redundant network. 
  • Explain how vulnerabilities compromise LAN security. 
  • Configure switch security to mitigate LAN attacks. 
  • Explain how WLANs enable network connectivity. 
  • Implement a WLAN using a wireless router and a WLC. 
  • Explain how routers use information in packets to make forwarding decisions. 
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes. 
  • Troubleshoot static and default routes 
Assessment methods

This course will be assessed by: 

  • Weekly chapter exams located on the Cisco Netacad online Platform 
  • End of course multiple-choice exam 
Qualifications gained

You will gain: 

  •  Cisco CCNA 2: Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials Certificate of Completion  
Further study and career options

Course progression: 

CISCO CCNA 3 Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation 

Cisco CCNP  

Cisco CCIE  

CompTIA Security+  

CompTIA A+  

Career progression: 

Network system analyst 

Senior network technician 

Network Engineer 

Network and Security Engineer 

IT Network Manager 

Desktop Support Engineer  

Additional information

You will be given advice on taking the CCNA exam during the course.

Funding Information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.