Cisco Networking Academy studies: CCNA 7 (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a global IT and cybersecurity education program that partners with learning institutions around the world to empower all people with career opportunities. It is Cisco’s largest and longest-running Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Cisco Networking Academy studies at VAMK

In VAMK you can study the CCNA 7 including three networking courses. On this page CCNA 7 is introduced. In addition the Cisco CyberOps Associate course is part of the IT curriculum (VAMK code: IITS3104).

CCNA 7 studies

In VAMK you can study the CCNA 7 courses. This 3-course series is designed to prepare you for the CCNA Certification. Cisco Certifications are highly valued by employers globally. Roles you can step into after CCNA studies are for example Network or Network Support Engineer, Network Operations Engineer, Network Administrator, Sales Engineer/Virtual Account Manager.

CCNA 7 consists of three study units:

    CCNA 7: Introduction to Networks, ITN (VAMK code: IZ00BA18)

    CCNA 7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials, SRWE (VAMK code: IZ00BA19)

    CCNA 7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation, ENSA (VAMK code: IZ00BA20)

Each study unit is 5 credits (ECTS) and courses are completed in sequence but student can freely select how many courses he/she wants to take. These courses can be part of student’s free-choice studies or part of the personal study plan. 

CCNA 7 learning method

Learning method is hybrid: the majority of the course you can study online time-independently, at your own pace. You can start the course at any time during the academic year. The real equipment labs and the Final Exams are carried out in the room A2029 according student’s progress.

All course materials are online, including course text and related interactive media, Packet Tracer simulation activities, real equipment labs, and many different types of quizzes and Chapter Exams. All of these materials provide important feedback to help you assess your progress throughout the course.

CCNA 7 schedule

The real equipment labs and Final Exams are carried out at 14:30 – 18:00 in the room A2029 according the schedule (search for CCNA).

How to enroll for the CCNA R&S courses

1. Register for the study period through the Pakki (student's desktop)

2. Send an e-mail to the teacher (Antti Virtanen) with the subject “CCNA course 1 / 2 / 3 registration”:

2.1. You don’t have an account to Networking Academy yet:

  • Family name
  • First name(s)
  • VAMK e-mail address (
  • CCNA course number you want to take: 1,2 or 3

2.2. You already have an account to Networking Academy

  • VAMK e-mail address (
  • CCNA course number you want to take: 1,2 or 3

 3. You will receive an invitation e-mail from “Course Enrollment Notification”

 4. Continue according the instruction given in the e-mail

 5. Welcome to the CCNA course!