CCNA Exam Information

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To gain the CCNA certification you can either take two exams or combine them into one single exam.


If you decide to take the split route, the two exams will include:

    • 100-101 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
    • 200-101 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)


If decide you only want to take one test, the exam will include:

      • 200-120 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (Composite)


When studying for these exams, it’s best to prepare the way that works for you. For those who have some experience with networking, self-study is a popular option, and you can do so using any number of available resources.


For most people at the CCNA level, using a product like GNS3 combined with computer-based training is an excellent approach. For the CCNA R&S exams, make sure you understand the fundamentals, IP subnetting, addressing and basic routing, before looking at other topics.


Go through all of the topics in IOS and learn them, configure them and figure out how and why they work. Cisco IOS is generally a well-documented OS. Cisco also has a very active certification support community that can provide specific advice as issues arise.

How to become a Network Engineer

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Do you want to become a Network Engineer?

Our Network Engineer Programme is classroom based, instructor-led training which will include, practical projects and creating a portfolio, to give you the knowledge and experience needed for a successful career in this area.

What does the training involve?

You will be expected to become skilled in building and maintaining computer networks. It is also important that you obtain a recognised certification from Microsoft and Cisco.

How long is the Training?

It normally takes 2 to 10 months to complete the course based on individual learning speed and weather you wish to learn part or full time. Our flexible learning approach allows you to take courses during the week, weekend or in the evening

Network Engineer Career

You are responsible for the instalment, maintenance and support of computer communication networks. By carrying out such tasks you are ensuring everything runs smoothly so that the company can perform effectively and the staff can have undisturbed usage of computer functions.

Some of the typical tasks you will be expected to carry out depend on the size and type of the company that employs you.

Some of the various networks you may be working might include:

  • Local area networks – occupy homes or small clusters of building
  • Metropolitan area networks- these operate within cities
  • Wide area networks- national or international
  • Global area networks- merge all of the above networks with satellite communication technologies.

Required courses:

  • MTA Windows Operating System and Windows Server Fundamentals (2 Exams)
  • MTA Networking and Security Fundamentals (2 Exams)
  • A+ Certification (2 Exams)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 (3 Exams)

Optional courses:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) 1 exam
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 1 exam
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure (MCSA+2 Exams)

What is a Microsoft Certified Professional?

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Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) is the term used to describe an individual who completes a professional certification program by Microsoft. Microsoft certifications train individuals on implementing Microsoft products into practical business environments, including; systems administrator (MCSA), and systems engineer (MCSE).

When you pass your first MCP exam, you automatically become a Microsoft Certified Professional and gain access to MCP benefits. You also join a community of millions of MCPs, with thousands more joining every month. After you become an MCP, you’re on your way to distinguishing yourself through expert certifications.

MCP benefits

As an MCP, you have access to many valuable career tools, such as:

  • Certification Planner: Track your progress and view options for completing your certification.
  • Certificate Manager: View, download, or purchase paper copies of certificates for the Microsoft Certifications you earn.
  • Official transcript download and sharing tool
  • Certification logos: Download official certification logos.
  • MCP eStore: Purchase apparel and accessories with certification logos.
  • MCP community: Make connections with your peers
  • Promotional offers: Access special offers on Microsoft training and certification products and discounts.
  • Member resources: Find training or evaluation software, look for job opportunities, and much more.