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CISCO Academy CCNAv7 Part 1: Introduction to Networks

Computing Adults part-time HE


CISCO Academy CCNAv7 Part 1: Introduction to Networks

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

 This is the first of three Cisco CCNA qualifications. You will learn through theory and practical sessions the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks.  

The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations.  

By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/10/2021
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 IT Essentials 

CompTIA A+ 

Experience working within an IT based role 

Networking infrastructure 

Course content

You will complete the following course units:

  • Explain the advances in modern network technologies. 
  • Implement initial settings including passwords, IP addressing, and default gateway parameters on a network switch and end devices. 
  • Explain how network protocols enable devices to access local and remote network resources. 
  • Explain how physical layer protocols, services, and network media support communications across data networks. 
  • Calculate numbers between decimal, binary, and hexadecimal systems. 
  • Explain how media access control in the data link layer supports communications across networks. 
  • Explain how Ethernet operates in a switched network. 
  • Explain how routers use network layer protocols and services to enable end-to-end connectivity. 
  • Explain how ARP and ND enable communication on a local area network. 
  • Implement initial settings on a router and end devices. 
  • Calculate an IPv4 subnetting scheme to efficiently segment your network. 
  • Implement an IPv6 addressing scheme. 
  • Use various tools to test network connectivity. 
  • Compare the operation of transport layer protocols in supporting end-to-end communication. 
  • Explain the operation of the application layer in providing support to end-user applications. 
  • Configure switches and routers with device hardening features to enhance security. 
  • Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network
Assessment methods

This course will be assessed by: 

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

You will gain: 

  • Cisco CCNA 1: Introduction to Networking Certificate of Completion  
Further study and career options

Course progression: 

CCNA 2 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 

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.