Open University

Open University

Advanced Routing CCNP1 (T824)

As a Cisco Academy, the Open University offers the opportunity to study the Cisco Certified Network Professional course Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE); this course provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage a range of internal and external routing protocols for a large scale internetwork using Cisco equipment; students are expected to undertake individual research to contextualise Cisco in the broader networking environment; students are provided with hands-on lab experience via Netlabs(tm) and at the day school; on this 30-credit course students need to spend at least 12 hours a week studying the course.

Entry requirements

Learners who have completed Cisco networking (T216) (or the discontinued T228), or have experience of the CCNA as a commercial certification or at another Cisco academy are at an advantage; applicants should note that whilst T824 and T826 can be taken in any order, students cannot participate in the Cisco component of T827 (TSHOOT) unless they have successfully completed either SWITCH or BCMSN and ROUTE or BSCI at any Cisco recognised academy; although the main study material is provided as a printed book, the supplementary material is online and so you should be confident in the use of a computer to access the web and be prepared to spend much of the study time online; broadband access is essential; applicants must also have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English to study successfully.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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Distance Learning

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