CCNA1: Introduction to Networks


Course Length

Part time:

70 hours


Full Fee:



Online Campus

Delivery Mode


Course Overview

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introductory course on how networks operate. As the first in a three-course CCNA series, this short course introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements - functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity of a small network using security best practices.

The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNAv7.02 curriculum is designed for participants who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialised ICT skills.

This is CISCO industry-accredited training. Upon successful completion, participants will gain a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge from CISCO that they can share on their LinkedIn profile.*

*Please note: these industry accredited programs are not recognised under the national Australian Qualifications Framework.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Course Dates & Times

Online Campus

Public - Online - Open from Tue 24th May - Online - 70hr selfpaced + exam / 2022

Fee Information

1. Full Fee: $525.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2022 and may change without notice.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Further details on fees available

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course, however learners are expected to have the following skills:

  • High school reading level
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Assessment Methods

This course consists of:

  • Module Group Exams
  • Practical Activities
  • Proctored Skills Assessment
  • Proctored Final Exam (Theory)

Attendance & Commitment

This course is self-paced. Learners are recommended to undertake 6 hours of study per week over 12 weeks to complete the course. Final exams are held monthly and bookings are essential.

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