Tag Archives: Certification

Preparation to the ICND2 certification exam

Preparation to ICND2 (evening classes)

Two courses preparing you towards the  200-101 ICND2 certification exam, resulting in the CCNA certification when combined to the ICND1 exam will run from July 2015. Alternatively, if you are a certified CCENT, this is the logical follow up  to prepare the 200-120 CCNA (composite exam)

These courses will be taught in the School of Engineering, home of the Cisco Networking academy  at the Manukau Institute of Technology.

The duration of each course is 8 weeks, and they will run in the evening.

Cisco Certification

Details out of one of our seven racks available to students to prepare Cisco certifications


CCNA Security

Blended and Distance CCNA Security Course

A preparation course to the CCNA Security  certification (640-554 IINS) will start in Auckland in  July 2015. This course can be made available in blended and/or distance format, depending on the numbers and geographical location of potential interested students.

The content of the course is described in a previous post

Blended? Distance?

Blended and distance allow you to complete the course out of normal business hours (evening/week-end)

How to register your interest

To register your interest or obtain further details, you need to get in touch via the contact page. We are looking forward hearing from you.


Career : Train Your Hands and Brain

Aim for a rewarding career

Over 2 million ICT jobs will be available around the world by 2015.

Are your hands and brain prepared to fill them?

Build your ICT skills through Cisco Networking Academy .

You can prepare your IT certifications in Auckland at the School of Engineering at the Manukau Institute of technology. Learn more at  http://www.technologysecurity.org/cisco-networking-auckland/

Prepare your CCENT and CCNA Certification this year

Certification? What is a certification?

A person gets certified after taking a exam offered by a vendor in a test centre.

The  Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) are the entry level certifications to become a networking professional.

Why should I take the certification exam?

You might want to formalise or extend your present knowledge.

Holding a valid certification exam in the proof of your knowledge. It can be scary to take the exams, as they are fast paced and not easy – that is what make their value after all! With the correct preparation, you should be able to clear them easily!

Cisco certifications are recognised worldwide and lead students into starting roles for businesses operating a Cisco network. They are also a starting point towards higher certification or certification in other networking area, such as network security, wireless…

There is a lot of demand for Networking specialists!

I am working during the day time and will not be given the time off to attend classes!

You can study towards the CCNA and CCENT certification in Auckland at MIT,  recognised as a centre of excellence for Cisco certification training . In 2015, we will be running classes in the evening, starting from 16th February. Since the places are limited, you need to book your place and enrol on the course as soon as possible. Do not get caught!

We will give you access to our racks of equipment 7 days per week.

You will be ready to sit the CCENT certification in July, and the CCNA certification at the end of November. You could also decide to take one single exam covering the two certifications at the end.

Come an get to VIP pass to success!

Contact Jane on 09 968 8056

email: technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz (technology_administration@manukau.ac.nz)

or use http://www.technologysecurity.org/contact/

Use the contact page, should you wish to organise a visit to have a look around and meet the instructors.

*(64) 9 968 8056 from outside of New Zealand.

CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching Student

CCNA Routing and Switching Student

CCNA Routing and Switching

The Cisco Networking Academy®  CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum, taught in Auckland at the Manukau Institute of Technology is designed for students

  • who are seeking entry-level ICT jobs
  • plan to pursue more specialized ICT skills.
  • who need to formalise their knowledge in order to prepare for the certification

It provides comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, with opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development.

Cisco Certifications

Students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCENT® certification exam after completing a set of two courses

They will also be ready to pass the CCNA® Routing and Switching certification exam after completing the full set of four courses

Features and Benefits

Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for the CCENT and CCNA certification exams, and the courses are embedded within the NZ Diploma in Engineering , (Electrical Major -Computer Specialisation), Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering Major – Computer Network Specialisation).
The language used to describe networking concepts is designed to be easily understood by learners at all levels. Embedded interactive activities help reinforce comprehension.
Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.
Multimedia learning tools, including videos, games, and quizzes, address a variety of learning styles and promote increased knowledge retention.
Hands-on labs and Cisco® Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
Embedded assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.

Course Description

CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.
There are four courses in the recommended sequence:

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Scaling Networks
  •  Connecting Networks

In each course, Networking Academy™ students will learn technology concepts with the support of interactive media and apply and practice this knowledge through a series of hands-on and simulated activities that reinforce their learning.

CCNA Security

The Certification

The CCNA Security certification is a CCNA level certification. The pre-requirement to take the certification is to hold a valid CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification.

The code for the  certification examination is 640-554 IINS (Implement Cisco IOS Network Security). The exam lasts 90 minutes, and includes 55 to 65 questions.

How to Prepare for the Exam?

The Cisco Academy in Manukau Engineering (Auckland) is running the Cisco Academy CCNAs course, starting this year on 21st July 2014. The course ends on 31st October, spread over 12 weeks.

Course Content

In Week one, we discover the fundamental principles of a secure network, malware, and attack methodologies.

In week 2, we start securing network devices.

In subsequent weeks, we discover AAA, implement firewall technologies, intrusion prevention. We then learn to secure the LAN.

Before discovering how to implement VPN (Virtual Private Networks), we spend a week learning about Cryptography.

The last two topics are managing a secure network, and implementing the Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance).  This is an advanced stateful firewall  also providing VPN functionality (VPN concentrator) as well as intrusion prevention (IPS).

How to enroll on the course?

You can ring on 09 968 8765 ext 8263 or  use http://www.technologysecurity.org/contact/

You can also use the same contact page, should you wish to have a look around and meet the instructor.

The “official” name for the course is Advanced Network Engineering 1.

The CCNA Security course can be completed as a stand alone (Certificate of Proficiency), or as part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical), Networking major.

One of the device used in the course.

One of the devices used in the course.


CCNA topics (Part 2)

The Second CCNA Course

The topics included in the second CCNA course, Routing and Switching Essentials, will introduce the concepts and basic configuration of switched networks. The students then move on to VLANs then inter-VLAN routing. On the routing side , basics routing concepts are explained and the students get to configure static routing and single-area OSPF.

The last 3 topics explored in depth are Access Control Lists, DHCP and network address translation for IP version 4.

At the end of the first two courses, our student are ready to take and pass the CCENT certification examination : 100-101 ICND1

CCNA Student

CCNA Student

To enrol on one of our courses, get in touch via the contact page , or ring our administrator in Auckland on 09 968 8712



UpskillsTo The New CCNA (200-120)

Progress in networking technologies have meant that the CCNA 640-802 certification was becoming outdated. Proof of that there were less and less jobs advertised just for CCNA. Most positions now require  CCNP as a baseline. Cisco has therefore changed the scope of the certification, and a lot of new technologies are now on board.

How to get ready for CCNA 200-120?

The course ” Network Engineering 4 ” available from July 2013 at the Engineering Faculty of Manukau Institute of Technology will this contain a considerable section about upskilling to the new CCNA (200-120).

The CCNA certification has considerably changed this year, and the ‘old’ version 640-802  is only available up to the end of September.

To reflect this, Network Engineering 4 will this year contains the topics of IPv6, Multi-Area OSPF,  Layer 3 redundancy, EtherChannel technology, IOS15 and network management tools.

Details to enrol on this course – and the other CCNA courses-  are available on http://www.technologysecurity.org/cisco-networking-auckland/.

Alternatively, you could use the contact page.

Catalyst 3560

Catalyst 3560