Cisco CCNA Certification Distance Learning CourseIT107

Start Learning's Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA training course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

Start Learning's new CCNA training course curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. The curriculum also includes the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, and Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Course Info

Distance Learning Support

At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors arehighly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Home Study Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge is necessary to study this course.Just some basic Computer skills. Experience in networking will be an advantage.

At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended Hours of Study

We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Cisco CCNA certification. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents

To find our more about how our IT course are taught click here: IT Course Information

In order to receive a Cisco CCNA certification a candidate must pass two exams. These exams are the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) courses Part 1 640-822 and 640-816 Part 2

Section 1: Cisco ICND Part 1: 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices

Unit 1- Building a Simple Network: Exploring the Functions of Networking -  Securing the Network - Host-to-Host Communication Model - TCP/IP's Internet Layer - TCP/IP's Transport Layer - Packet Delivery Process - Understanding Ethernet - Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Unit 2 - Ethernet LANs: Challenges of Shared LANs - Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology - Packet Delivery Process - Operating Cisco IOS Software - Starting the Switch - Understanding Switch Security -Maximizing the Benefits of Switching - Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Unit 3 - Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs): Exploring Wireless Networking - Understanding WLAN Security - Implementing a WLAN

Unit 4 - LAN Connections: Functions of Routing - Understanding Binary Basics - Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme - Starting a Router - Configuring a Router - Packet Delivery Process - Understanding Router Security - Using Cisco Router and Security Device Manager - Using a Router as a DHCP Server - Accessing Remote Devices

Unit 5 - Wide Area Networks (WANs): WAN Technologies - Enabling the Internet Connection - Enabling Static Routing - Configuring Serial Encapsulation
Enabling Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

Unit 6 - Network Environment Management:  Discovering Neighbors on the Network - Managing Router Startup and Configuration - Managing Cisco Devices


Section 2: Cisco ICND Part 2: 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

Unit 1- Small Network Implementation: Review of a Small Network Environment

Unit 2 - Medium-Sized Switched Network Construction: Implementing VLANs and Trunks - Improving Performance with Spanning Tree - Routing Between VLANs - Securing the Expanded Network -Troubleshooting Switched Networks

Unit 3 - Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction: Reviewing Routing Operations - Implementing VLSM

Unit 4 - Single Area OSPF Implementation: Implementing OSPF - Troubleshooting OSPF

Unit 5 - EIGRP Implementation: Implementing EIGRP - Troubleshooting EIGRP

Unit 6 - Access Control Lists (ACLs):  ACL Operation - Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs

Unit 7 - Address Space Management: Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT - Transitioning to IPv6

Unit 8 - LAN Extension into a WAN: Establishing a Point-to-Point WAN Connection with PPP - Establishing a WAN Connection with Frame Relay - Troubleshooting Frame Relay WANs - Introducing VPN Solutions



Upon successful completion of this course, and the exams have been passed, you will gain a Cisco CCNA certificate  

Language of Course


Examination Centre

Exams are taken at your local Prometric Testing centre. Please click here to view a list and map - Prometic Testing Centres


Q: How much do the exams cost?
A: They are usually about £70 but you can find the exact cost and book your test on the Prometric Website

Q: How is the course taught?
A: You can find out more about how our distance learning courses are taught here: IT Course Teaching

Q: How long do I have to complete the course?
A: No Timescale has been allocated. You can study when you want and where you want. If we update the course, the information will either be posted on our supporting website or sent to you free of charge.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days as per the terms and conditions on our web site

Q: What do I receive once I order the course?
A: We will send you ALL the course materials. You can start your studies straight away.

Q: Which exams do I take?
A: You take:

Cisco ICND Part 1: 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1

640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2