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Rout­ing and Switch­ing Essen­tials (Lev­el 4) — Part-time

Course outline

This course provides you with an understanding of the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.

It develops skills related to configuring a router and a switch for basic functionality. On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4

This unit includes content from Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. In particular, the content is relevant to the Routing and Switching Essentials course.

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Routing and switching essentials (Unit pathway)


20 weeks

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

No formal qualifications but a good standard of English and computer systems is required.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment of your work could be carried out both internally and externally in the form of portfolio development, written projects and practical observations.


You could progress to the City & Guilds Level 4 Professional Diploma ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals (Part-time or Full-time) or the full CCNA Certification (External assessed exam required).

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