CISCO Certified Network Associate V7

A CCNA certification opens the doors to a career in networking. Having this qualification means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. the CCNA7 is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions. This course comprehensive and exciting course will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to understand and set up small/medium sized routed networks using Cisco devices. The course prepares you to take the CCNA exam and is aimed at those people who wish to enter the IT industry and work in networking or IT support. Please note this course is supported by our CISCO Academy. Late starts are possible subject to you meeting specific criteria or having prior experience.

Course Content

This course covers the three modules of the full Cisco Routing and Switching CCNA course that contain the knowledge needed to prepare for the internal CCNA1, 2 and 3 exams and the external Cisco CCENT certification exam.

Those module are:
CCNA: Introduction to Networks
CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
CCNA: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

The course is presented using presentations, exercises and hands-on labs. You will learn knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance

The Cisco Learning website contains details of the contents of this course and more information about the CCNA exam. Use the following URL:
CCNA Certification

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Entry is by tutor approval only. Students should have a good knowledge of ICT systems and/or already work within the IT industry.
Learners will need a good standard of literacy and numeracy prior to considering this course.

First Class Requirements

A memory stick to save work electronically.
A folder to keep handouts and printouts of work produced.
Pen to complete written documentation

Attendance Requirements

All absences need to be reported, as this is a vendor qualification course. If you are aware of any commitments that will cause you to be absent please let the Tutor know as soon as possible.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by weekly chapter tests, a hands on skills exam and theory tests for each of the CCNA modules. The college is accredited to awarding CISCO certificates for CCNA1, 2 and CCNA3 after successful completion of the practical and skills based training.

The official Cisco CCENT exam (200-301 CCNA) can be taken externally at a Vue testing centre. The learner will be responsible for arranging and purchasing this test themselves. There is the opportunity to earn a discount voucher for this exam by successful completion of the final Exam on this course.

Further Study Options

You can progress onto the CCNP course or CCNA Security

For the full certification pathway look at Certifications pathway

We are also providing a free taster to try out the CISCO Courses and find out more about options
CISCO Taster
To have a detailed discussion about your progression options either discuss with your course tutor or contact

Additional Information

For further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email . You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Open Days:


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

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