Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy

CCNA Cisco Networking Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy awards internationally recognised professional qualifications in computer networking. The programme is designed to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain small to medium sized computing networks. It will provide you with an opportunity to enter the workforce or further your education and training in computer networking.


Key Facts

  • Combination of learning methods: instructor-led and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises
  • Study at your own pace
  • Emphasis on skill development
  • In-depth theory. Challenging labs to help you develop critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as practical knowledge
  • The programme includes a module on embedded E-doing. This allows you to complete interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia, including flash-based activities, videos and interactive quizzes. These address a variety of learning styles, increase comprehension and provide a rich learning experience

Course Content

The Academy programme combines instructor-led, online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises, where you can apply what you learn in class while working on dedicated computer networks. Study the theoretical aspects of the programme at your own pace. Each of the modules involves a practical element, so practical sessions, along with tutorial support for the theoretical material, are scheduled throughout the year.

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Routing Protocols and Concepts
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless
  • Accessing the Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • LAN and WAN Technology
  • Network Management
  • Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • Internet Technology; TCP/ IP, ISDD, Hubs, Switches, Routers and Gateways
  • Routing protocols include RIP, OSPF, EIGRP
  • Networking protocols include IPv4 and IPv6

Career Opportunities

Computer networking professionals are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, computer networking careers are expected to grow 30% from 2013 to 2018.

Employability & Assessment

Each award consists of four modules that are studied in sequential order.  You will complete an online and practical test.

Course Duration & Fees

Course Duration

CCNA: Six months minimum, but extended delivery over longer periods possible (e.g. two years at three hours per week in University).  Additional time required in addition to University time.  4 modules each taking around 6 months.

Location: Wrexham campus
Start month: September


Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Meet the Team

Meet the lecturers:

John Davies
Senior Lecturer in Computing
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Professor Vic Grout
Academic Head of Computing
Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise
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Jason Matthews
Demonstrator/Technician in Computing
Sessional Lecturer in Computing

Paul Comerford

Sessional Demonstrator
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