By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Describe the range of network technologies in current use
- Experiment with a practical networking environment
- Design a simple network addressing scheme
- Calculate an address range based on a given scenario
- Apply a range of networking concepts
- Synthesise a range of practical networking technology skills
You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to read any announcements relating to your microcredential.
Prior to starting, if you want to gain a basic knowledge of networking, we recommend The Open University’s free OpenLearn short course Discovering Computer Networks.
From 25 Oct 2021
Cisco: CCNA - Introduction to Networks
Build the foundations in infrastructure networking and boost your career as a network engineer with Cisco and The Open University.
10 hours per week
Once you’ve successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive your academic credits from The Open University. You’ll also have ongoing, unlimited access to the course materials.
You’ll also be ready to progress to the CCNA - Switching, Wireless and Routing Essentials course.
A Certificate of Completion and Digital Badge from Cisco Networking Academy
Passing the course with 70% or higher at first attempt will earn you a certificate of completion and a digital badge.
Passing all three microcredentials in this pathway, each with 70% or higher at first attempt, grants a 50% discount on the optional Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam (to be redeemed within 30 days).
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020