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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


Course details

  • Jul 2020
    Feb 2021
  • 16 weeks per module
  • Part-time
  • $920
  • Hamilton City Campus


The Cisco Networking Academy programme is designed to train you to design, build and maintain secure computer networks using an e-learning environment with web-based curriculum and many practical exercises.

The CCNA programme comprises three modules. It focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts.

On completion of the programme, you are prepared for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA v7) and the Network+ Industry Certification Examinations.


Covers an introduction to:

  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • The OSI Model
  • LAN Media
  • Structured Cabling
  • Basic Network Design and Documentation
  • TCP/IP
  • Routing and IP Addressing
  • LAN Technologies
Starts:Friday's (17 July to 13 November 2020)
Time:8am-11am (practical) and 3pm-4pm (lecture)
Module Code:COMP503/2041


Covers the following concepts:

  • Switching Concepts including VLANs and other Switching protocols
  • Routing Concepts including VLAN Routing and router troubleshooting
  • DHCPv4 & DHCv6
  • Basics of LAN Security
  • Basic Wireless LAN Concepts & Configuration
Starts:Tuesday's (14 July to 10 November 2020)
Module Code:COMP604/1942


Covers the following concepts:

  • Configure single-area OSPFv2 
  • Mitigation of threats using access control lists and security best practices.
  • Configure NAT services on the edge router to provide IPv4 address scalability.
  • Concepts of address scalability and secure remote access for WANs.
  • Learn how to optimize, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable network architectures.
  • Implement protocols to manage the network.
  • Learn about technologies such as virtualization, software-defined networking, and automation affect evolving networks
Starts:Monday's (13 July to 9 November 2020)
Module Code:COMP702/1942

Successful completion of one or more CCNA modules also provides credits towards the New Zealand Diploma in Information and Technology Technical Support (Level 5) or the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology.


Entry criteria


Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at

Your first day

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What you will need

Timetable information

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How to find your way around

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Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

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