CISCO Certified Network Associate V7

This course will be delivered online.

A CCENT certification opens the doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. A CCENT 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 Cisco CCENT exam (ICND1 100-101) and is aimed at those people who wish to enter the IT industry and work in networking or IT support.

It is the foundation knowledge needed to go on to study and complete the final part of the CCNA (CCNA3 and 4) or to do the CCNA Security.

Course Content

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

Those module are:
Routing and Switching 1 Introduction to Networks. CCNA 1
Routing and Switching 2 Routing and Switching Essentials . CCNA 2

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 CCENT exam. Use the following URL:

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 CCENT modules. The college is accredited to awarding CISCO certificates for CCNA1 and CCNA2 after successful completion of the practical and skills based training.

The official Cisco CCENT exam (ICND1 100-101) 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 CCNA 3 and 4 course or CCNA Security

To have a detailed discussion about your progression options either discuss with your course tutor or contact

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) 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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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: