Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco CCNA 2)

Who should attend

Participants who have successfully completed Introduction to Networks.

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

Key facts

Start Date(s)

2020 dates coming soon

Duration One Semester
Study location(s) MIT Otara
(MIT TechPark from late 2020)
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $828 (incl GST)
Course code 513.511

Course structure

  • Basic switching concepts and the operation of switches
  • Enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol, and 802.1q
  • The operations of a router, routing tables and the route lookup process
  • Static routing and default routing
  • VLANs and how routing occurs between them
  • Distance vector routing protocols and link-state routing protocols
  • Inter-VLAN routing
  • Access control lists for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Network Address Translation.

Completion of the four Cisco CCNA components will enable students to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

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


Participants who have successfully completed the Cisco CCNA 2 will receive an official certificate from Cisco Systems Networking Academy. They will also be ready to sit the examination for the CCENT certification (Exam 100-101 ICND1).

Courses will commence subject to numbers. To register your interest, please contact

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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.