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CISCO Certified Network Associate at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

Examination Board: CISCO

The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum provides the experience needed to help meet the growing demand for ICT professionals. The courses help prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally recognized Cisco certifications.

Aims of the course

This course is taken over a two year period and is not a traditional academic course. The CISCO CCNA (Discovery) curriculum provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience and opportunities for career development to help students prepare for careers in IT and networking. Students will learn how to design, construct and maintain computer networks.

CCNA engineers are sought after in the Computer Industry and can expect to earn very good salaries.

Programme of Study

It is arranged as four individual courses covering various aspects of networking, including:

 Networking for Home and Small Businesses

 Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or Internet Service Provider (ISP)

 Introducing Routing and Switching in Enterprise

 Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

The CISCO CCNA course has recently been re-launched with a greater emphasis on developments occurring within Internet and wireless networking. Students will find these changes not only very useful in the world of business but will be able to apply them to their home and everyday environment. Students will be expected to carry out 2 hours per week of self-supported study in addition to allocated session times.

They will complete two courses of study in the first year of the qualification and the remaining courses in the subsequent year. Upon the completion of the first year students may have the opportunity to take the new CCENT certification examination that qualifies them as entry-level network technicians. Upon successful completion of the two years students will be prepared to take the industry-standard CCNA certification for networking engineers. Please note that the industry-standard CCNA certification examination is not directly offered by the College as this has to be taken at a CISCO Regional Centre.

There is an on-line examination approximately every chapter of a course, which is used to monitor student progress. Terminal examinations are also taken on - line at the end of each course and these will be used to grade students.

Who is the course aimed at?

Students who have a keen interest in IT and networking and would like to prepare for an entry level career in networking or go on to university to obtain a higher qualification in this field.

Entry requirements

A GCSE, or equivalent, IT qualification would be preferred.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years