Kerry ETB
Kerry ETB

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Develop skills, knowledge and competency to utilise next generation technologies in the workplace.  

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Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to enable learners will have the skills, knowledge and competency to utilise next generation technologies in the workplace.

This course is scheduled to run Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm for 10 weeks.

Applicants should be aware that there will be additional learning which will be done outside of class times.

What will I study?

  • Develop an understanding of Cisco networking topology and networking technology
  • Learn how to configure and manage Cisco routers, hubs and switches
  • Learn how to configure VPI networks
  • Learn how to configure devices remotely and interconnect networks
  • Develop an understanding of how IP routing and switching technologies work.
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 100-105

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 200-105 

What is the certification?

CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate

What are the entry requirements?

  • Applicants should have leaving certificate standard of education or equivalent
  • Must have computer literacy, pc operating system navigation and basic IP address knowledge.
  • Must have an understanding of basic networking concepts and Cisco technologies.
  • Applicants should have two or more years of work experience in a technical role in one of the following areas: Telecommunications, Data Communications, LAN administration, Client/Server administration, Software Programming, Electronic or Electrical Engineering, other areas relating to engineering, mathematics and the technical sciences may also represent a suitable background.
  • Experience in using web based learning is an advantage.

What is the cost?

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver is in place for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. You can check your fee waiver eligibility with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office.

Still have questions?

Contact Caroline at Night Course Admissions on 066 714 9600 or Click Here to Email


Part-time Courses - FAQs

FET is short for Further Education & Training. Kerry College is an integrated college of FET. This means we do both progression-focused further education programmes and a range of employment-focused skills training programmes.

We enroll twice each year - January and September.

Part-time programmes run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings, and increasingly online.

This depends on the course you choose. 

Some courses have long waiting lists, others - not so much. Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so the best advice we can offer is to apply in plenty of time.

We enroll over 1000 applicants to our part-time courses each year - so it's always busy.

As places are offered based on the date of application, our team could be working their way down through the list.

That said, always check.

You can call Caroline on our Part-time courses team at Monavalley on 066-7149600 or Stephen on our Part-time courses team in Listowel on 067-21023.

Although all of our part-time courses are fee-paying, we do have a DEASP Fee Waiver in place for those in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. 

This is subject to a waiting list and demand for course places.

Most part-time courses run at Kerry College are Minor awards.

A Minor award is commonly referred to as a module - but also as a component certificate or a certificate of unit credit.

These single 'modules' may be completed and certificated individually. All minor awards are linked to a major award that allows learners to collect and build their minor awards and work towards gaining a major award.

Applications for all part-time programmes should be made online - via the Kerry College website or

FETCH COURSES is the national application system for all FET course applications. 

All new applicants must set up a free account on You must use this to apply for all further education and training progarmmes anywhere in Ireland. 

For existing Fetch Courses account holders, login and apply as before. 

You can reset your password using your email or mobile phone. When you do, make sure you keep it for future reference.

Bear in mind, FETCH uses your PPS number to identify you - so although you might be able to set up a second account - it won't work properly.

If you're still stuck, contact our Admissions team on 066-714 96 96

No, aside from the DEASP Fee Waiver, all part-time courses are fee-paying.

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