As part of your studies, you’ll complete CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks and CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials and gain hands-on experience of configuring networks at a compulsory day school.
What you will study
The full Cisco Networking (CCNA) curriculum consists of four parts, sometimes referred to as CCNA 1–4. This module covers CCNA 1–2.1
Part 1: Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1)This part will provide you with a strong theoretical and practical grounding in all aspects of networking, with a particular focus on local area networks (LANs). It will introduce you to the key networking hardware and software, and give you your first insight into the importance of internet addressing.
Part 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2)Routers and switches are used extensively in wide area and local area networks. Their basic function is to forward data packets across networks and between networks. Part 2 focuses on how you can configure routers to operate in computer networks as well as their switch counterpart.
Each part consists of a number of chapters. Most chapters have an online exam, and each of the two parts has an online final exam.
You can apply until:
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You will learn
This module will:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
There are no formal entry requirements to study this module.
However, as this is an OU level 2 module you’ll need a good knowledge of the subject area obtained through any of the following:
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