Boost your IT Career by Becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate

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Distance learning specialist Home Learning College has launched a course that teaches IT professionals to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot Cisco systems and gain Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification.

Organisations around the world rely on Cisco technology, and CCNA certification is in high demand among IT recruiters and employers.

Cisco Systems is one of the biggest names in IT technology, and now there’s a new way to gain a recognised qualification from this industry giant. Networking professionals can build on existing knowledge and become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) by distance learning thanks to a new study programme from Home Learning College.

The CCNA course is ideal for those with comprehensive networking knowledge but little or no prior exposure to Cisco products. Students learn to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot Cisco systems in preparation for the CCNA 640-802 exam, which leads to Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification*.

Topics covered on Home Learning College’s CCNA course include:

  •     Internet Protocols
  •     Enhanced Interior Gateway routing protocol (EIGRP)
  •     Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay
  •     Routing Information protocol Version 2 (RIPv2)
  •     VLANs
  •     Ethernet
  •     Access control lists (ACLs)

Distance learning is ideal for busy IT professionals, as there’s no need to attend traditional classes. In addition to comprehensive course materials, and two years’ unlimited tutorial support delivered by phone or email, students have the opportunity to develop their skills via online labs. These sessions provide access to remote controlled hardware in a live environment, offering vital exposure to using Cisco technology within the workplace.

Students wishing to enrol on the CCNA distance learning course should have a thorough understanding of network fundamentals including OSI model, TCP/IP Protocol, and basic familiarity of Cisco hardware. Suggested, but not required, certification levels are CompTIA Network+, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

“Organisations around the world rely on Cisco technology, and CCNA certification is in high demand among IT recruiters and employers,” says Dave Snow, Academic Director at Home Learning College. “This course will not only develop your Cisco networking skills, but will add a widely recognised and valued qualification to your CV.”

For more information on Home Learning College’s Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course visit

*Must be renewed every three years


About Home Learning College
Home Learning College is the largest vocational distance learning provider in the UK, with 50,000 current students.

All Home Learning College courses lead to professional CV-enhancing, employer recognised qualifications, including AAT, Sage, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICB and CIW. Subjects covered include book-keeping, accounting, IT and computing, web design and many more.

Home Learning College students benefit from a dedicated in-house tutoring service and the Virtual Learning Community - an online learning environment which facilitates the delivery of course material and peer networking. Students are also eligible for the NUS Extra card from the National Union of Students (NUS), allowing them to enjoy the savings and services available with the discount card.

For more information on all courses visit Home Learning College, follow us on Twitter @home_learning or check out student testimonials and other video content on our YouTube channel:

David Jani
Home Learning College Marketing Executive
Tel: 020 8676 6251
Email: david(dot)jani(at)homelearningcollege(dot)com

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