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Cisco courses at MIT (Auckland)

CCNA, CCNA security, CCNP, A+

Come and prepare your Cisco certification with the experts! Evening classes available for some courses, or if enough people request it.

Prepare for CCNA, CCNA Security, and CCNP at the Manukau Institute of Technology

prepare for CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP and A+ at the Manukau Institute of Technology

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Networking Courses

There are a few spaces available on the networking courses (evening classes) at the Cisco academy located at the Manukau Institute of Technology (Auckland).

The CCNA night classes will prepare you to take the certification in one year.

The students have physical access to the labs 7 days per week.

The classes will be starting 16th February.

More information about certification can be found here and about our offerings here

What to do next?

To enrol, contact Jane on 09 968 8056 before it is too late.

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

or use http://www.technologysecurity.org/contact/ for more information, organise a visit and or talk to the instructors.

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.

The Internet of Everything

MIT-Cisco Networking Academy-AucklandFree Webinar

Free webinar available about the Internet of Everything. To enrol you need to go to http://www.cisco.com/web/AP/partners/emails/IoE_Campaign_10.html

What is this about?

“The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.”

Source: Cisco.com

The Internet of Everything

Existing students at the Cisco Academy “Manukau Institute of Technology” located in Auckland get free access to the full course.

A list of the available networking courses can be found on







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 1)

Content of the CCNA courses

Following a few enquiries made via the contact form, I will describe in the next few posts the content covered in the computer networking courses run in Auckland at the Manukau Institute of Technology. Subsequent posts will cover CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security

Get a CCNA to start a carreer in Network Engineering

Be part of the future of Network Engineering

For the first post in this set of four, I will start with the Cisco Academy course Introduction to Networks.

The main topics are:

Configuring a Network Operating system

Network Protocols and Communications

Network Access


OSI and TCP/IP Models

IP Addressing and Subnetting

This course is next scheduled to run in July 2014, and lasts for 12 weeks.  To enrol, give us a ring on 09 968 8712.  For the purpose of enrolling on the course, it is known as Advanced Networking Technology 1.

The next post will be about Routing and Switching Essentials.


From July 2013, prepare your Cisco certification exam such as CCNA, CCNA Security or CCNP  in Auckland (New Zealand) in the Cisco Academy based within the Engineering School of Excellence, located in Manukau City You will be taught by certified … Continue reading