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 October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.