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CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching

Course Overview

CCNA Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The course validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-sized networks consisting of routers and switches.

The curriculum includes Cisco switches, routers, basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance based skills. The curriculum also covers the use of the following protocols: IP, Serial Line Interface Protocol, Frame Relay, VLANs, OSPF, Ethernet and Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Products & Technologies Covered

Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco IOS, IOS Licensing, IPv6, VLANs, ACLs, Etherchannel WLAN, LAN and WAN.

Course Coverage

CCNA R&S contains 4 recommended courses of which 2 are being offered in this course.

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials

    (The 2 other courses are for advanced networking concepts for WAN connections)


Each student completing the workshop will receive a Centre of Innovation and Excellence, Middlesex University Dubai participation Certificate.

Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

Language Skills: Students are expected to have working knowledge of the English language for university level.

Technical Skills: There are no pre-requisites. To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a participant must have a basic understanding of computer systems.

Certification from Cisco

After the training, the student needs to separately appear for and pass the certification exam from Cisco.

What is included?

  • Workshop delivery on site at Middlesex University in Dubai
  • Accommodation provided at the University Residences for a 4 week period
  • Transport to and from the University Campus
  • Additional Skills and Careers Workshops


Friday 10 August – Monday 10 September (Arrival Wednesday 8 August – Departure Tuesday 11 September)

Skills and Careers Workshops

Name of the Workshop



4 Skills and Development Workshops

Choose any 4 workshops from

  • Sunday 12 August 2018

    9:00am to 12:30pm CV and Cover Letter

  • Wednesday 15 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm Successful Job Interview
  • Sunday 19 August 2018

    9:00am to 12:30pm Job Search Strategy

  • Wednesday 22 August 2018 9:00am to 12:30pm Maximizing Your Presentation

Year 2 & 3 Students

Industry Experts Guest Lecturers

Talk / Workshop by Industry Expert

Year 2 & 3

Field Trip

1/2 Day visit to an organisation in the relevant field

Year 2 & 3

Course Duration

The course consists of 2 modules which will be covered through instructor led training – 5 hours per day. The lecture will be instructor-led while the lab involves independent activity with real Cisco Routers and Switches as well as virtual devices using Cisco Packet Tracer software.

A day’s session will be held as follows:

1 hr Lecture                             1 hr Lecture

1 hr Lab                                   15 mins Break

15 mins Break                         2 hr Lab

There will be 9 sessions for each module, covered over 9 days. A comprehensive test will be held on the 10th day, covering all the material covered over the module.

Total hours in lectures: 2 hours per day, 10 hours per week (total for four weeks = 40)

Total hours in labs: 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week (total for four weeks = 60)

The successful candidates get the course completion certificate from the NetAcademy and are also eligible for discount vouchers for the Cisco Certified Exams. Each candidate will get a Course participation certificate from CIE/MDX.

* These courses are open only to Nahda University (NUB) Students.


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