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CCNA Fundamentals

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training


Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, you'll be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

No prerequisites required.

Duration: 13 June - 8 August 2022

This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. In this second course in a 3-course CCNA series you’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

Recommended preparation: CCNA: Introduction to Networks or having equivalent knowledge.

Duration: 15 August - 10 October 2022

Large enterprises depend heavily on the smooth operation of their network infrastructures. This final course in the CCNA series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.

Recommended preparation: CCNA: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials or possessing equivalent knowledge.

Duration: 17 October - 12 December 2022

Meet the instructor

Dr Keyvan Ansari is the Cisco Networking Academy Lead at USC where he currently undertakes research and lectures in Computer Science and ICT with the School of Science, Technology and Engineering.


  • Register for any one module: A$1,500 (GST exempt)
  • Register for the entire series (three modules): A$3,000 (GST exempt)

Available to enrolled USC students and the broader community.

Please complete payment online to complete your enrolment.

Once your payment is processed, we will be in touch to confirm your enrolment and details of your weekly online sessions.

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After successfully completing the module, you will be issued a Cisco digital badge. Digital badges are the best tool to highlight your Cisco certifications and achievements on your online profiles, resumes and more.

Earning criteria
  • Passing grade from Networking Academy instructor
  • Passing score on final exam

After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification exam for which separate registration is required.

Every module includes practical exercises and weekly online interaction with the instructor and some of the other participants.