Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience (Intake 1 Tues & Thursday)

TU Dublin (BN774 Blanchardstown Campus -Intake 1 Tues & Thurs)
Key Programme Details

Certificate in CISCO-CCNA

NFQ Level

6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Mixed, Classroom - Evening


Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Springboard Administrator




01 885 1530


TU Dublin
Blanchardstown Campus
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15. D15 YV78

Important Dates
Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date


About this Course

*** Note : This course will be delivered at our Blanchardstown Campus ***
This CISCO CCNA programme has 2 intakes :
Intake 1 - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intake 2 - Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Please APPLY for either Intake 1 or Intake 2.

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching certification is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking. This in addition to Linux knowledge will help improve your skill sets, and provide you with ability to manage and optimise network systems.
Students will 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. CCNARouting 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 200-125.

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.

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.

Long Description

Programme Modules :
Introduction to Networks: You will have a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols.
Routing and Switching Essentials: Gain more knowledge on what it takes to work with LANs, WANs and other network
Connecting Networks: Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment
Scaling Networks: Work with routers and switches using OSPF, EIGRP, and STP protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6
Systems Administration: Gain a working knowledge of the Linux command line.

Work Experience: This module provides students with experience of a business/industry setting.
The 3 month Work placement 30 credits at the end of the course aims to provide learners with their first experience of a
structured professional setting. Learners will gain experience of the skills, and operations of the industry they are placed
in. Learners are expected to become involved in the full range of work activities carried out by the work placement
organisation and get practical experience of all aspects of the business.
The placement also helps the learner develop work methods and discipline and provides learners with an opportunity to
develop a range of personal skills and attributes, which will benefit them in their chosen career.

Career Opportunities

This course is suitable for people that are unemployed, returning to the workforce and those that need
There are a large number of learners that would benefit from completing a NFQ level 6 in this area, particularly those with
trades/retail backgrounds that would like to make a career change.
Industry has identified the Level 6 as often a minimum
entry for many IT positions and this course would help workers to start in Higher Education, as there are no pre-requisites
for the course.
This course also provides an opportunity for graduates to move into the Networking and Linux specialist area

Timetable Info

Group 1:
Tuesday, Thursday 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Delivery Location

TU Dublin
Blanchardstown Campus
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15 D15 YV78

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Administrator


TU Dublin
Blanchardstown Campus
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15,D15 YV78


01 885 1530



Application Procedures

Apply Online at https://springboardcourses.ie/