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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


Course details

  • Feb 2024
    Jul 2024
  • 16 weeks per module
  • Part-time
  • Dependent on modules selected
  • Hamilton City Campus


The Cisco Certified Networking Academy (CCNA) programme trains you to design, build, and maintain secure computer networks using an e-learning environment with a web-based curriculum and many practical exercises.

The CCNA programme consists of 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.

Upon completing the programme, you will be prepared for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA v7) and the Network+ Industry Certification Examinations.

Module One: Introduction to Networks

Includes 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
Module code:COMP503/2301
Classes:Wednesday's, 1pm-5pm, Room E2.04, City Campus

Module Two: Routing and Switching Essentials 

Includes 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
Module code:COMP604/2301
Classes:Monday's, 1pm-5pm, Room E2.04, City Campus

Module Three: Scaling Networks 

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
Module code:COMP702/2301
Classes:Tuesday's, 1pm-5pm, Room E2.04, City Campus

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


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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

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He reo pōwhiri, your official welcome to Wintec

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

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. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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