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Cisco CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

The Cisco CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks course prepares you for the following:

  • Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 network
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
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Anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. Job roles include headend technicians, network operations centre (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Comptia A+ or Network+ beneficial

Course content

CCNA 1 comprises 10 modules delivered over 5 weeks, evening training sessions.


  • Module 1: Lans, Wans, the Internet and the changing network Environment
  • Module 2: Router and Switch IOS, basic configuration, addressing Schemes
  • Module 3: Network Protocols and standards, data transfer in the network
  • Module 4: Physical layer protocols, network media, Data Link protocols, Media Access Control
  • Module 5: Ethernet protocol, LAN switches, Address Resolution Protocol
  • Module 6: Network Layer protocols, routing, configuring a router
  • Module 7: IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, testing connectivity
  • Module 8: Subnetting IP Networks and VLSM, design considerations
  • Module 9: Transport Layer protocols, TCP, UDP, Port numbers
  • Module 10: Application Layer protocols and services
  • Module 11: Build a Small Network, design, security, performance, troubleshooting

Additional Costs & Sources of Funding

The published tuition fees for this version of the Cisco Course does not cover assessment fees which are charged and payable externally.

You may also be eligible for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help fund your Cisco Course.

CISCO Testing & Additional Costs

Exams need to be booked and paid for separately via a Pearson VUE testing centre.

Additional Funding Opprtunities*

Cisco courses are eligible for ITA funding. Please visit the Skills Development Scotland website to check your eligibility and to search for courses.

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