CCNA2 Routing and Switching

This Routing and Switching course is the second in a series of four semesters that make up the full CCNA qualification. Students who successfully complete CCNA1 to CCNA4 are eligible to take the CCNA certification examination. Alternatively, students can take two ICND certification exams – one after CCNA1 and CCNA2, and the second after CCNA3 and CCNA4.

What will I learn?

This course builds on CCNA1 Introduction to Networking covering theoretical concepts and practical application of switching and routing techniques. Students will gain skills and hands-on-experience in the design and configuration of a small network using typical switches and routers. Students will be taught the skills required for the course by completing a range of practical activities that require the use of specialist hardware and software. There will also be some teaching demonstrations and seminar presentations that will be used to reinforce the theory learning.

Course Content

Student will learn how to:

  • Configure switches
  • Configure routers
  • Configure VLAN and inter-VLAN routing
  • Design and build a network with STP, VLAN and dynamic routing protocol
  • Apply network security measures on switches and routers
Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications

Completed CCNA1 Introduction to Networking or equivalent network training.

Career Opportunities

Students who gain the industry standard CCNA certification will be eligible to apply for a range of networking roles in small to medium sized businesses as well as service provider environments.

Recommended Follow-up Courses

Normal progression would be to continue to CCNA3 Scaling Network. Students must successfully complete the end of semester exam before progress to the next semester programme.

CCNA2 Routing and Switching
Duration12 weeks
CampusColchester Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceThursday: 6pm - 9pm


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