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 4 Jul 2022
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 and also be ready to progress to the Cisco: CCNA - Switching, Wireless and Routing Essentials (SWRE) 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 the Cisco final course-based assessment in 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).
As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020