CCNA and CCNP Packaged (short course)

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Why study this course?

Through this single course you'll gain CCNA and CCNP qualifications, which will open up a variety of career opportunities, including networking engineering and security operations in corporations.

The CCNA and CCNP Packaged course will equip you with the skills required to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists in advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching certification can demonstrate the skills required in enterprise roles such as senior network technician, network engineer and support engineer.

More about this course

This course is structured to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks, and to enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certification exams.

The routing and switching protocol knowledge will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualised network functions of tomorrow. Understanding network infrastructure and protocols and how they work together will not only help you succeed today, but also help you to stay current as technologies continue to evolve. These objectivies can be achieved by studying the CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching courses.

Cisco currently dominates the router market and networking professionals need to be familiar with Cisco technologies. Today's corporations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations and are looking for highly-trained networking professionals to keep them up and running at maximum performance. Qualified networking experts are in short supply and therefore are in high demand. There are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.


You will be assessed by in-class chapter tests, final theory exams and practical exams.

Professional accreditation

On completion of this course you will receive the Cisco CCNA and CCNP qualifications.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

To take the CCNA course you will need to have:

  • a Reading Age Level (RAL) of 13
  • basic computer literacy and awareness of the internet

Prior experience with computer hardware, cabling, binary maths and basic electronics is desirable but not required.

To take the CCNP course you will need to have one of the following:

  • passed the CCNA award and have a certificate registration number with Cisco
  • completed CCNA with Cisco networking academy
  • equivalent CCNA level industry experience

In general CCNP courses can be taken in any order. However, as it is recommended to take the CCNP ROUTE and SWITCH before CCNP TSHOOT, we present CCNP TSHOOT following CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH.

You are required to have a Windows-based PC or laptop with an internet connection if you wish to study the material outside the University premises. 

International students

The English prerequisite for CCNA and CCNP courses is:

  • a minimum qualification of IELTS 5.5 with all components 5.0 or above 550 with 4 in TWE (Test of Written English) or 213 in the computer-based test (essay rating 4) – or equivalent. For more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification), visit the British Council's Website.

It may be possible to be exempt from formal English qualifications if:

  • you received high grades in English throughout your education
  • your education has been undertaken in English

Retakes of Cisco CCNA and CCNP courses

The course fee covers a maximum of two assessments for any short courses. If you can't pass the exam after the second attempt, you will have to take the course again. This could mean taking the whole course again or just sitting an additional assessment. This will be decided by your instructor. Retaking courses will incur a fee.

Course structure

Cisco CCNA and CCNP Packaged course – February 2020 start

Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 5pm in room T6-04, Tower Building.

The first day of the course starts at 11am.

CCNA 7.0 Course 1

Week 1 – beginning 3 February 2020

  • Chapter 0 Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Networking Today
  • Chapter 2 Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
  • Chapter 3 Protocols Models
  • Chapter 4 Physical Layer

Week 2 – beginning 10 February 2020

  • Chapter 5 Network Systems
  • Chapter 6 Data Link Layer
  • Chapter 7 Ethernet Switching
  • Chapter 8 Network Layer
  • Chapter 9 Address Resolution

Week 3 – beginning 17 February 2020

  • Chapter 10 Basic Router Configuration
  • Chapter 11 IPv4 Addressing
  • Chapter 12 IPv6 Addressing
  • Chapter 13 ICMP

Week 4 – beginning 24 February 2020

  • Chapter 14 Transport Layer
  • Chapter 15 Application Layer
  • Chapter 16 Network Security Fundamentals
  • Chapter 17 Build a Small Network

Week 5 – beginning 2 March 2020

  • Assessments 2 March 2020
  • Retakes 4 March 2020

CCNA 7.0 Course 2

Week 6 – beginning 9 March 2020

  • Chapter 1 Basic Device Configuration
  • Chapter 2 Switching Concepts
  • Chapter 3 VLANs
  • Chapter 4 Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Chapter 5 STP

Week 7 – beginning 16 March 2020

  • Chapter 6 Etherchannel
  • Chapter 7 DHCPv4
  • Chapter 8 SLAAC and DHCPv6 Concepts
  • Chapter 9 FHRP Concepts

Week 8 – beginning 23 March 2020

  • Chapter 10 LAN Security Concepts
  • Chapter 11 Switch Security Configuration
  • Chapter 12 WLAN Concepts
  • Chapter 13 WLAN Configuration
  • Chapter 14 Routing Concepts

Week 9 – beginning 30 March 2020

  • Chapter 15 IP Static Routing
  • Chapter 16 Troubleshoot Static and Default Routes
  • Assessments / Retakes 3 April 2020

CCNA 7.0 Course 3

Week 10 – beginning 20 April 2020

  • Chapter 1 Single Area OSPFv2 Concepts
  • Chapter 2 Single Area OSPFv2 Configuaration
  • Chapter 3 WAN Concepts
  • Chapter 4 Network Security Concepts

Week 11 – beginning 27 April 2020

  • Chapter 5 ACL Concepts
  • Chapter 6 ACLs for IPv4 Configuration
  • Chapter 7 NAT for IPv4
  • Chapter 8 VPN and IPSec Concepts
  • Chapter 9 QoS Concepts

Week 12 – beginning 4 May 2020

  • Chapter 10 Network Management
  • Chapter 11 Network Design
  • Chapter 12 Network Troubleshooting

Week 13 – beginning 11 May 2020

  • Chapter 13 Network Virtualisation
  • Chapter 14 Network Automation
  • Chapter 15 Assessments / Retakes

CCNP Route

Week 14 – beginning 18 May 2020

  • Chapter 0 Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Basic Networking and Routing
  • Chapter 2 EIGRP
  • Chapter 3 OSPF

Week 15 – beginning 27 May 2020

  • Chapter 4 Manipulating Routing Updates
  • Chapter 5 Manipulating Path Control

Week 16 – beginning 1 June 2020

  • Chapter 6 Enterprise Internet Connectivity
  • Chapter 7 BGP
  • Chapter 8 Routers and Routing Protocol Hardening

Week 17 – beginning 8 June 2020

  • Case Study/Labs
  • Assessments – 10 June 2020
  • Assessments – 12 June 2020

CCNP Switch

Week 18 – beginning 15 June 2020

  • Chapter 1 Fundamentals Review
  • Chapter 2 Network Design Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3 Campus Network Architecture

Week 19 – beginning 22 June 2020

  • Chapter 4 Spanning Tree in Depth
  • Chapter 5 Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Chapter 6 First Hop Redundancy Protocols

Week 20 – beginning 29 June 2020

  • Chapter 7 Network Management
  • Chapter 8 Switching Features and Technologies
  • Chapter 9 High Availability

Week 21 – beginning 6 July 2020

  • Chapter 10 Campus Network Security
  • Assessments – 8 July 2020
  • Retakes – 10 July 2020


Week 22 – beginning 13 July 2020

  • Chapter 1 Troubleshooting Methods
  • Chapter 2 Structured Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 3 Network Maintenance Tasks and Best Practices

Week 23 – beginning 20 July 2020

  • Chapter 4 Basic Switching and Routing Processes and Effective IOS Troubleshooting Commands
  • Chapter 5 Using Specialised Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools
  • Chapter 6 Trouble Tickets: IPv4/IPv6 Services and the Data Plane

Week 24 – beginning 27 July 2020

  • Chapter 7 Trouble Tickets: Integrating Multiple IGPs
  • Chapter 8 Trouble Tickets: Integrating IGP with BGP
  • Chapter 9 Trouble Tickets: Continuum of Network Technologies

Week 25 – beginning 3 August 2020

  • Chapter 10 Trouble Tickets: Complex Environments
  • Assessments 5 August 2020
  • Retakes 7 August 2020

This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with the detailed schedule, however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.

Skills and experience gained

On completion of this course you will have a solid knowlege of the configuration and operation of Cisco switches and routers.

After the course

Career opportunities after this course include senior network administrator, network engineer within small and medium-sized enterprises, large enterprises or security operations centres including BT, Vodafone, O2, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Bloomberg, Fortinet and more.

Payments and discounts

Payment must be made in full via our?eShop?before the start of the course. Full payment of the?fee will qualify you for a 10% discount. Please contact us directly to find out more.

If we?have offered you the option to split the payment, you are still committed to pay any outstanding fees as early as starting the second module, or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments.?Current students and London Met alumni and staff are entitled to a 10% discount.

Please note that the cost does not cover the cost of sitting the certification exams.

How to apply

Please apply online.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our Short Course Training Centre terms and conditions .

When to apply

The official closing date for this course is one week before the course start date. Please refer to the course structure. However, you are advised to apply as early as possible, as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Course administrator: Adele Almammedova – or +44 (0)20 7133 3627

Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani –  or +44 (0)20 7133 3705