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Introduction to Networks CISCO Academy CCNA Part 1

Computing students at The Bedford Sixth Form.


Introduction to Networks CISCO Academy CCNA Part 1

Begin your journey into networking. This is the first of three Cisco CCNA professional courses that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to achieve industry recognised qualifications including: CCENT, CCT, CCNA & CCNP. The course includes classroom theory & practical delivery, with online resources via a virtual classroom to help further your understanding.

Course information

Entry requirements
  • Essential: Level 2 IT Qualification
  • Desirable: Cisco IT Essentials or CompTIA A+

If you have no computing background you should consider alternative introductory courses prior to applying.

Course content

You will complete the following course units:

  • Networking Today
  • Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
  • Protocol Models
  • Physical Layer
  • Number Systems
  • Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet Switching
  • Network Layer
  • Address Resolution
  • Basic Router Configuration
  • IPv4 & IPv6 Addressing
  • ICMP
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Building a Small Network.
Assessment methods

Weekly online chapter exams to be completed in your own time. A final Cisco CCNA online exam to be completed at the end of the course.

Further study and career options
  • Course progression: CCNA 2 / CCNA 3 / CompTIA Security+
  • Career progression: IT Support / Line 3 Support Roles
Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 03/10/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Tue
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £350.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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.