Blended Learning is a combination of in-person and remote instruction and is now a flexible delivery option for CCNA, CCNA Security, Voice over IP (aligned to CVoice 8.0), CCNP, Microsoft and VMWare courses.
This mode of learning provides greater flexibility towards the study of professional certification. Using Netlab, a remote lab appliance providing information technology training and distance learning in an online learning environment, students can access e-learning material and complete lab exercises using ‘real’ networking devices and virtual desktops that are easy to use and manage.
Although there is some flexibility with regard to timescales, the following are recommended periods of study to complete each course.
|Course||Blended Learning - Duration in Weeks|
|CCNA1 (Networking Fundamentals)||9|
|CCNA2 (Routing Protocols and Concepts)||9|
|CCNA3 (LAN Switching and Wireless)||9|
|CCNA4 (Accessing the WAN)||9|
|Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks||12|
|Quality of Service||12|
Note week 13 is assigned to sit the professional qualification which is available at the ICT Academy.
The Instructors supporting Blended Learning are Cisco Networking Academy Programme approved Instructors. Students are assigned an Instructor at the start of the course who will provide course support and guidance as well as in-person lab support at the Academy between 18:00 – 21:00 on Thursday evening drop in classes. Lab facilities are also available at weekends 09:00 – 16:00.