Networking and Security Fundamentals (CCNA1)

Online Course October 9, 2023
10 weeks part time Instructor led

Prepare for a career in networking and IT security with this introduction to how networks operate.

IT security is important for any business to prevent unauthorized access to organizational assets such as computers, networks, and data. It also maintains the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information and protects data from sophisticated hackers. 

The digital transformation, accelerated by Covid19, has boostedthe need for skilled IT and networking professionals.

If you want to pursue a career in cybersecurity and to give yourself a solid foundation within networking and IT security, this course is for you.


About the course

This course covers the architecture, structure, functions, and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate, as well as how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

Our instructor-led course covers the first of three courses in the Cisco CCNA 7 curriculum. The course includes hands-on lab work and a wide array of assessment types and tools. You will also develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.

Upon course completion, you will receive a international Cisco Networking Academy certification. After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification exam to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate.

This course will help you develop workforce readiness skills and build a foundation for success in IT security- and networking-related careers.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but you are expected to have basic computer and internet usage skills.

All our courses are designed to meet the industry´s needs and provide you with the skills that are required to succeed in your industry. Our highly qualified instructors and lecturers will help you get the full benefit from the course.

Course information

Where: The course is remote instructor-led, so you can study from anywhere.

When:  October 9, 2023

Duration and extent: 10 weeks part-time

Weekly schedule (10 week part time): 2 synchronous online sessions (4 hours total). 2 hours of asynchronous practical activities. 4 hours self-study 

Price: NOK 25.000,-

Accelerate courses are unaccredited and therefore not eligible for loans and grants by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

What you will learn:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Configure switches and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources.
  • Explain how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
  • Configure routers to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Create IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and verify network connectivity between devices.
  • Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
  • Configure a small network with security best practices.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.


Career opportunities: 

If you build on this course you can pursue a career in network and IT security. Examples of job titles: Network Administrator, Network Support Engineer, Network Engineer  


This is the first of three courses covering the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) curriculum. After completing all three courses (CCNA1, CCNA2 and CCNA3) you should be qualified to take the CCNA-exam. Contact one of our test centres to arrange your certification exam. 


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

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