CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials (CISCO)

The CISCO CCNA Routing and Switching course is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers. The curriculum consists of 3, 70-hour courses.


Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow
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This course is available on the Glasgow Clyde College website.


What will I learn?

During the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials course, you will develop a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, protocols, and services. You will study with an instructor in the classroom and access expert content online anytime. You can practice what you learn on both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool. Practical exercises are spread throughout the course.

You will undertake course assessments and you get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.

Course content

Semester 1 – Introduction to Networks

This semester is stage one in the series of networking courses. It will introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks, giving you a general grounding in network knowledge. The principles of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are also introduced to you, in order to provide a foundation for the curriculum.  

By the end of the semester, students can build simple local area networks (LAN) that integrate IP addressing schemes, and foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.  

Semester 2 – Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials

The second course in the CCNA curriculum focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts.  

By the end of this semester, students can perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

About Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Clyde College is a further and higher education college, located in Glasgow.

The college offers a broad range of courses across many subject areas, and has three easily accessible campuses in Glasgow at Langside, Cardronald and Anniesland.

With award winning teaching staff, the college is the largest further education provider in Glasgow and has the highest achievement rates in further and education in the area.

Glasgow Clyde College also has excellent links to universities to allow you to progress to degree level.

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