Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Routing and Switching –studies

Cisco and Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks around the world.

Cisco Systems has developed and maintained the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNA). As a Networking Academy student you will gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer network. In VAMK, ​​you can study the CCNA Routing and Switching (R & S) study unit.

Routing and Switching –studies

CCNA R & S consists of four study units: Introduction to Networks (CCNA1), Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA2), Scaling Networks (CCNA3) and Connecting Networks (CCNA4). Each study unit is 5 credits ECTS. These courses can be part of your free-choice studies. It is also possible that the student has a personal study plan where CCNA studies will replace some other courses. This decision is made by the Head of the Programme.

Learning method is diverse: the majority of the course you can study at your own pace online. You can start the course non-stop. All course materials are online, including training videos, teaching materials, laboratory simulation exercises and practice tests - all with just a browser. In addition laboratory exercises and tests are carried out as classroom teaching. The material is in English and after the completing the course, the student can perform an international Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA ™) certification.

Routing and Switching –schedule

At the moment it is possible to study CCNA Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1) and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2).

The start is non-stop. Classroom teaching on Thursdays at 15:30 in room A2029.

How to enroll:

Send e-mail to the teacher (Antti Virtanen). Following information is required in the e-mail:

  • Family name
  • First name(s)
  • Student number
  • e-mail address (the primary e-mail)