Introduction to Networks (CCNA 1)

Who should attend

Participants must be proficient in the Windows environment and have a working knowledge of the Internet and its browsing software.

Note: You must be able to demonstrate competence with the English language. Suitable evidence could be a score of 6 on IELTS, or the MIT English language test.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

February, July

Duration One semester, four hours per week
Study location(s) MIT TechPark
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $891 (approx.)
Course code 513.512

Course structure

  • Devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • The role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Addressing and naming schemes used at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Design, calculate and apply IPv4 and IPv6 subnet masks and addresses
  • Ethernet concepts such as media, services and operations
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  • Use a command-line interface to perform basic router and switch configurations
  • Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyse data traffic.

Completion of the four Cisco CCNA components will enable students to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. Cost of the certification is not included and will need to be done externally.

Graduates of the programme will be competent to design, build and manage computer networks.


Participants who have successfully completed the Cisco CCNA 1 will receive an official certificate from Cisco Systems Networking Academy.

To register your interest, please contact All of the courses listed (as well as CCNP if demand is high) can be tailored to meet individual industry needs.

For further enquiries contact Mark Schatzdorfer on

Information is correct as at 21 April 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.