Network Support and Administration: FIT

CISCO Networking Academy CCNA Routing and Switching

Course Aim:

CCNA training covers (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, VoIP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing

Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), RIPng, VLANs, Ethernet, and access control lists (ACLs).


Course Content:

Course content covers the associated knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • make connections to remote sites via a WAN,
  • mitigate basic security threats, and
  • understand the requirements for wireless network access.

QQI Components

A selection from the following modules subject to availability and Learner profile

  • Physical and Logical Networking (6N2093)
  • Systems Software (6N1411)
  • Network infrastructure (6N0733)
  • Network Security (6N0720)

Course Duration:

Full-time: 1 year

Students must have completed a QQI/FETAC Level 5 Information Technology course or equivalent.  Suitable applicants who did not receive their qualification from Collinstown Park Community College will be contacted by FIT and will be required to sit an Aptitude Test)

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to take an assessment in English to establish the most suitable level of study for them.

Work Experience:

Students will complete a work experience placement and may apply for an internship on completion of the course subject to availability.




Successful completion of the course will enable learners to gain employment as an entry-level Network Engineer or progress to further study – e.g. Cisco professional certifications.

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