The Cisco Networking Academy, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields. *

Although you can look into most server rooms for large and small companies around the world and find Cisco routers and switches, Cisco do not just offer training in these areas. You can get training and certification for these subjects and more…



The Cisco version five routing and switching curriculum provides you with an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. This course also gives you opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft skills development. This course is intended to be a mix of class contact and distance/blended learning. All materials are available online.

  • Start Date:   Immediate | Day:  Thursdays | Times: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Duration:  12 Weeks or Flexi  Location: Pitman Training Centre, Middlesbrough Fee: On application


Key Features

» Combination of learning methods: instructor-led and online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises
» Study at your own pace
» Emphasis on skill development
» In-depth theory. Challenging labs to help you develop critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, as well as practical knowledge
» The programme includes a module on embedded E-doing. This allows you to complete interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia, including flash-based activities, videos and interactive quizzes. These address a variety of learning styles, increase comprehension and provide a rich learning experience

What will I study?

The Academy programme combines instructor-led, online learning with hands-on laboratory exercises, where you can apply what you learn in class while working on dedicated computer networks. Study the theoretical aspects of the programme at your own pace. Each of the modules involves a practical element, so practical sessions, along with tutorial support for the theoretical material, are scheduled throughout the year.

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Routing Protocols and Concepts
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Switching and Wireless
  • Accessing the Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • LAN and WAN Technology
  • Network Management
  • Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • Internet Technology; TCP/ IP, ISDD, Hubs, Switches, Routers and Gateways
  • Routing protocols include RIP, OSPF, EIGRP
  • Networking protocols include IPv4 and IPv6


Cisco IT Essentials covers the fundamental aspects of networking theory and practical lab skills required by entry level jobs in the IT and networking industries.

The course content is divided into approximately 50:50 theoretical knowledge and practical lab skills, the latter of which utilise our industry standard Cisco labs, in order to demonstrate practical skills as they would be practised in an industrial role.

  • Start Date:   Immediate | Day:  Thursdays | Times: 18:00 – 21:00
  • Duration:  12 Weeks or Flexi  Location: Pitman Training Centre, Middlesbrough Fee: On application

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