Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience [Wednesday and Thursday]

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (BN774 - Intake 2 of 2)
Key Programme Details

Certificate in CISCO-CCNA

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening



ECTS Credits


Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information

Springboard Administrator






Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15,D15 YV78

Important Dates
Application Deadline


Start Date


About this Course

Note :
********************APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED for Intake 2 ****************
This CISCO CCNA Programme has two intakes which run on different days a week. See timetable below. Applicants are advised to apply for either Intake 1 or Intake 2. Please do not apply for both intakes.

The CCNA® and Linux curriculum provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, opportunities for career exploration, and soft-skills development to help students prepare for entry-level careers in IT and networking. The curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning, and uses interactive tools and easy-to-follow labs to help students learn the general theory needed to build networks. CCNA allows for quick application of learned concepts to encourage students to consider additional education in IT. It uses easy-to-follow, step-by-step laboratories that provide detailed instructions and feedback to help students reach the final solution. It includes embedded e-doing, highly interactive activities that stimulate learning and improve knowledge retention. E-doing involves rich multimedia, including Flash-based activities, videos, and interactive quizzes, that address a variety of learning styles, increase comprehension,and provide a rich learning experience. Achieving CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching certification (formerly known as CCNA) is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking. Pursuing this certification will help improve your skill sets, and provide you with ability to manage and optimize network systems. Students learn the technical skills and soft skills needed to succeed in entry-level networking professions such as a network installer, help desk technician, pre-sales support technician, or network technician.

This course enables you to complete 2 valuable industrial certification exams in addition to your academic studies. CCNA Routing and Switching focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but it also includes wireless access, security, and connectivity to branch offices using WAN. This part of the course prepares candidates for the new CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam 200-120.

The Systems Administration module focuses on the CompTIA Linux+, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 and SUSE Certified Linux Administrator certifications. It offers a framework for acquiring working knowledge of Linux for IT professionals working as junior-level system administrators, as well as those working in Web and software development. Linux is an essential skill for working in a variety of job roles in Web, systems and network administration.

Work Experience :
12 weeks work experience in Summer 2018 is a mandatory part of the course. ITB will endeavour to offer every student an appropriate work experience.

List of Modules :
Systems Administration (10 credits)
Networking Basics (5 credits)
Routers and Routing Basics (5 credits)
LAN Switching and Wireless (5 credits)
WAN Technologies (5 credits)
Work Experience (30 credits)

Entry Requirements

No formal qualification in computing is required for entry to the course but it is recommended that applicants would have completed the CompTIA A+ or Network+ course or equivalent.

Timetable Info

Wednesday 5pm to 10pm
Thursday 6pm to 10pm and
one Saturday per month

Delivery Location


Delivery Notes


Admissions Contact Details

Springboard Administrator


Admissions Office Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Blanchardstown Road North Dublin 15


01 8851530



Application Procedures

Apply online at https://www.springboardcourses.ie/