About Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
A fantastic opportunity to gain your CCNA certification without missing a day in the office. Running over 5 consecutive Saturdays.
The Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching is the core Cisco certification and the pathway to many of the specialist Cisco certifications such as security, voice and video.
This qualification is very in demand and the day rate for contractors has risen year on year. Currently the day rate for a Cisco engineer in London is on average £400 per day.
Designed to ensure that Network Engineers stay at the cutting edge of enterprise technologies, the CCNA Routing & Switching certification boasts an emphasis on emerging technologies. With Enterprises expected to move towards controller based architectures, businesses will become more reliant on the skills of qualified Network Engineers who are able to handle both IPv4 and IPv6 technologies.
Keen to adopt next generation technologies, the latest revision of the CCNA Routing & Switching qualification includes, amongst the core expectations of CCNA, information on:
Controller types for enterprises
Virtualisation and cloud technologies
How to maintain a high level Quality of Service (QoS)
As an entry level Cisco qualification, the CCNA Routing & Switching certification holds huge benefits for those looking to gain a basic understanding from the market leaders in networking. An ideal starting place for a career in networking, this Routing & Switching course will allow you to master core IPv4 and IPv6 technologies, LAN switching, and a multitude of infrastructure essentials such as services, security, and management.
With the IT industry facing a huge skill gap in networking, businesses are looking for qualified Cisco experts, who have the competency to manage their enterprise technologies. Achieving a CCNA Routing & Switching is a great way to unlock challenging opportunities in a fast-paced industry and acts a great prerequisite for further Cisco qualifications that can help you climb your chosen career ladder.
How difficult is the CCNA?
Covering the core networking technologies required to land an entry level Network Engineer role, the Routing & Switching certification allows learners to get to grips with the basics of Cisco systems.
How challenging learners find this course all depends on their background and prior knowledge. While no previous qualifications are required to study this course, learners are expected to have a basic level of knowledge on the wider field of networking, with the CCNA Routing & Switching course focusing their expertise to Cisco systems, which are used by large-scale enterprises around the world
Real Kit - Real Hands On - No Sharing
Sharing is good, so we are told, but we don’t believe in sharing, not because we are mean but because why should you share your lab kit with anyone!!!
Commsupport are unique in the UK in being the first training company to provide dedicated CCNA labs using real Cisco kit per student, so each student goes at their own pace during the class.
Each of our CCNA Labs has 5 Cisco routers and 3 Cisco switches, no one else in the industry matches our lab setups. NO ONE!!
No death by PowerPoint
This is a classroom course not a bed for 6 days! How many courses have you been on where the “instructor” stands there and reads off of the slide for days on end?, boring right! Well at Commsupport we banned the use of power point nearly 8 years ago and we expect all of our instructors to use good old fashioned “Chalk – Talk – Demonstrate”.
Each every lecture backed up by live demonstrations by the instructors on live kit, warts and all, you get to see everything being taught being put into practice which then you will perform on your own dedicated lab kit in the classroom.
Who should study CCNA Routing & Switching?
Anybody with a basic knowledge of networking that is looking to grow into a specific field of IT will benefit from a CCNA Routing & Switching qualification. This course will show you how to set-up, verify, and troubleshoot networks and can qualify you for a variety of job roles, including:
- Entry Level Network Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Network Support Technician
- Second Line Help Desk Technician
Lab, lab, lab then lab some more custom written labs
Our students ask what they need to do to pass and our response is always the same, “Lab, lab, lab until your fingers bleed, your key board breaks and you dream of command line”. Other than real world hands-on experience the only other way to learn is to do. The more of our labs your do the closer you will get to understanding.
Our custom written lab workbooks are a result of over ten years of tinkering and tweaking of what works and does not work and these labs are written by the instructors that teach the courses and not off the shelf “one size” fits all labs that other training companies use.
There really is no escape from the labs, even in the evening after class when you are sat at home or in your hotel you will have remote access to your lab rack in the in the classroom for you to continue your labbing.
We have setup our classroom labs so that they can be logged into from anywhere in the world.
These labs are not just accessible to our students during the week but also after the course we allow access to the labs on request, so no escape and no excuse, we want you to succeed!!
Remember that if you are not labbing then your competition is. Who will get that job?
Online Tutorials - Live Webinars
Motivation, we all lose it at some point when studying alone so to help you stay on top of it offer our students weekly live on-line revision sessions run by your instructor. These revision sessions cover subjects in more detail, or new subjects to keep you on the ball.
You can attended these live on-line sessions before, during and after your CCNA course to keep your skills sharp and current. Once again the first and only IT Training company in the UK to offer this service for CCNA and CCNP training courses. Why settle for less?
From the comfort of your home or even some else’s home you can keep your motivation sharp and get that CCNA exam in good time. So put the kettle on, break open some biscuits and enjoy.
Student Portal more Lectures & Quizzes
After numerous years of delivering our successful and popular instructor led classroom based training we have gone on to now develop our very own video lectures.
We don’t use off the shelf generic CCNA videos which generally gloss over details. Our recorded lectures which are accessible for life will help you understand and learn the various technologies covered in the CCNA 200-125 exam and beyond.
Not only Lectures but also tons and tons of quizzes to test your knowledge. Each of the quizzes are written to test your understanding of the technologies. Pass the quizzes, watch the lectures and do all of the labs and you will pass the CCNA 200-125 exam.
FREE Class Trial
Still not convinced?
Contact us and request access to one of our Cisco classrooms via-remote access.
This will give you a chance to have a look at a classroom running live!
Discover the best way to learn CCNA
At Commsupport, we employ simple and effective teaching methods to ensure that no learner is left behind. With around a decade of experience in providing training in Cisco technology, we understand the best way to build knowledge for the CCNA Routing & Switching qualification.
At our instructor-led sessions, you will receive an essential briefing on the theory behind Cisco technologies, before getting hands on with the real world Cisco equipment and completing the kind of challenges you will be expected to tackle as a qualified Network Engineer.
Our hands-on lab systems mitigate any lack of real-world experience and are designed to give learners practical experience with the technology they will be facing every day in their future careers. Developed in-house by our subject experts, our lab system offers a custom experience exclusively for our students; this is not stock software purchased off the shelf, it’s been refined over a period of years to offer learners a refreshing way to come to terms with the theory covered during instructor-led lectures