This course is free for job-seekers, please sign-up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office.

Please quote course code -  NC 09407

This Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course explores application protocols and delves into their relationship with the protocols and services provided by the Transport, Internet, Data Link and Physical layers of the network. 

This comprehensive course will encompass the basics of Routing – both static and dynamic and incorporates the configuration and implementation of various routing protocols.  Also included are LAN Switching, Wireless, WANs and Security along with the basics of VLANS and IP Telephony.

The emphasis is on problem-solving and critical thinking while using terminology that provides an in-depth, theoretical understanding of networking concepts.

Simulation-based activities, using Packet Tracer, allow students to design, build and configure multiple networks.  With a wide variety of equipment and features to choose from, students are encouraged to experiment with different topologies and observe network traffic flow.

CCNA certification is a highly regarded qualification within the global networking industry.  The emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making skills, enable students to meet challenges with confidence and expertise while at the same time providing graduates with a viable career path.

This course is divided into two sections, which corresponds to the two examinations needed to become certified in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA):

Section 1: 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)100 - 105 v3

Navigating through your course:

Duration: 14 Weeks

The layout of topics 1 - 13 in the main content area is revealed in sequence as each topic is marked complete.

Numbered sections contain the main content of the course as well as important exam related material. 

Each numbered section provides interactive tutorials, relevant videos, notes, quizzes, etc. which contain all of the information needed to allow you to complete the official Cisco examination. 

To begin your course, you are required to review the following topics:

  • Getting Started Topic
    • Within this topic you are required to complete some questionnaires, once completed, the 'Course Resources' and 'Topic 1' will be revealed. 
  • Course Resources Topic
    • Within this topic, you will find some important information about your course. Also within this topic, you will find links to software required and further reading.

The Main Course Content

Within the following topics there are many types of activities:

  • Interactive Course Material: this material is developed by Skillsoft and is delivered to us as an interactive SCORM package. These activities will be identifiable by the yellow icon. 
  • Virtual Labs: this material is developed by Practice Labs
  • Quiz and Assignments: Cenit eCollege has developed quizzes and assignments at the end of each topic, to consolidate your learning. 

Topic 1 of 13: An Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

Topic 2 of 13: Managing Switches and Routers with Cisco IOS

Topic 3 of 13: Discovering Ethernet and Troubleshooting Methodologies

Topic 4 of 13: The Internet, Transport, and Application Layers

Topic 5 of 13: Mastering IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting

Topic 6 of 13: Discovering Cisco IOS Routers

Topic 7 of 13: IPv4 Access Control Lists

Topic 8 of 13: IPv4 Private to Public Network Address Translation

Topic 9 of 13: VLANs, Trunking, and Inter-VLAN Routing

Topic 10 of 13: Implementing DHCP and RIPv2

Topic 11 of 13: Introducing IPv6

Topic 12 of 13: Securing Management Access on an IOS Device

Topic 13 of 13: Implementing Port Security and Managing the Cisco IOS

Completing this section of your Course

Preparing to complete this section of the course will involve:

  • Test Preparation Topic
  • Exam Booking Topic, once you have successfully completed the relevant examination, and uploaded your result to your eTutor, section 2 of the course will be revealed for you. 


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

Section 2:

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)200 - 105 v3

Navigating through your course:

  • Duration: 12 Weeks

    The layout of topics 1 - 9 in the main content area is revealed in sequence as each topic is marked complete.

    The Main Course Content

    Topic 1 of 9: Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs, Trunks, and Etherchannel  

    Topic 2 of 9: Working with Spanning-Tree and First Hop Redundancy Protocols 

    Topic 3 of 9: Troubleshooting IPv4 Networks

    Topic 4 of 9: Troubleshooting IPv6 Networks

    Topic 5 of 9: Configuring and Verifying OSPFv2

    Topic 6 of 9: Introducing Dynamic Routing Protocols and EIGRP for IPv4

    Topic 7 of 9: Configuring and Verifying EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3

    Topic 8 of 9: Wide Area Networks using PPP, GRE, and eBGP

    Topic 9 of 9: Mitigating Threats, Introducing SDN, and Examining QoS

    Completing this section of your Course

    Preparing to complete this section of your course will involve:

    • Test Preparation Topic
    • Exam Booking Topic


    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

During the course, you will receive:

  • All course content
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • A practice exam
  • A certification exam voucher 

Certification Retirement Date: No date set

Recommended Duration: 26 weeks total duration (approx. self-paced)

Prerequisites: A potential learner should:

  • have a keen interest in computing, with a focus on networking
  • be a logical thinker and problem solver with an eye for detail

N.B. Potential learners must be highly computer literate and have an entry level qualification in networking such as:

Possible Progression Courses: 

Cisco has a number of 'Associate Certification' progression courses, click here to review. 

Fee-paying information: This course is not available to purchase 

This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office (click here to find your local office) or use the link below to purchase this course now.

Please quote course code: NC 08790

This online eCollege course, which is divided into six modules, will teach you all the Irish words and phrases which you will need for general conversation: to meet and greet, to express your thanks and bid farewell. The course will also give you access to a very robust phrasebook. For some, it may be the first step towards being able to help a young child with Irish homework.

The enthusiasm and interest generated by the 1916 celebrations highlighted the beauty of the Irish language and culture. The desire to speak a little Irish has become more popular now than it has been for a long time. Informal coffee and chat groups are springing up in most towns. The dedicated TV channel TG4 has brought the Irish language right into the 21st century. People now see how this rich language as a connection with Irish cultural heritage and the ancient Irish way of thinking. Simply being able to greet and thank a fellow Irish person is a truly special connection and a way of saying: ” I’m proud to be Irish!”

Module 1: Irish for beginners 

  • A series of recordings will introduce you to basic Irish phrases and words.

Modules 2 to 5: Conversation and grammar

  • Once you have grasped the concepts in module 1, the course reviews conversations that take place in different social settings.

Module 6: Culture

  • This module, which is updated regularly, introduces participants to songs, poems and stories relating to Ireland, Irish heritage and the Irish language.

Within the programme, there are numerous quizzes that test your knowledge after each module.

Certification: On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Moodle digital badge.

Fee-paying information: This course is not available to purchase


Moodle for Teachers has been designed to provide secondary-school, and further education teachers, the tools to partly deliver their course in an online environment, or aid classroom teaching, learning, and assessment. 

Moodle is a free and open-source Learning Management System (LMS) that provides teachers with ways to teach, interact-with, and examine their students through a web-based platform.

Benefits of Moodle:

  • It is fun and engaging for students
  • Reduces workload for teachers
  • Notes, slides, videos, and other learning material can be easily shared 
  • Many kinds of tests and quizzes can be shared and automatically corrected
  • Assignments can be issued, submitted by students, and easily corrected - all on the site
  • Everything is stored, so notes can be reused
  • Communication with learners is automatically saved
  • There are features to encourage group work and communication between students
  • All work that learners do on the platform is logged, making it easy to track their progress

Moodle can be used as a useful tool for classroom teaching. It can be used in conjunction with classroom techniques for ‘blended learning’ or a ‘flipped classroom’, or can be used to create a completely online course.  Moodle can be used to aid any course, but it's greatest asset is when teaching a course or subject for the second time; all previous work (such as the course design, content creation, assignments, tests etc.) can be reused.

Course Content:

Getting Started

Introduces you to the course 

Why Moodle?

See many of the benefits and possibilities of using Moodle

Settings and Navigation

How to make your way around Moodle as a teacher and add content

Moodle Resources

Learn to share notes, slides, links, pages and videos

Assessment Activities

Create a reusable quiz that is corrected automatically, and a reusable assignment which can be submitted and corrected online

Moodle Activities

Share interactive tutorials, create reusable questionnaires to get valuable information from students, create an interactive glossary, and create an activity so that learners can collaborate online.


Use the Announcements Forum to share news and information with students, create customisable Forums where students can ask questions or collaborate, and use Moodle Messaging or chat features.

Monitoring Progress

Create clearly monitored progression paths, monitor the content that students have viewed and completed, and monitor results of quizzes and assignments.

FET Resources

Familiarise yourself with the resources available to ETB teachers, and access teaching resources through Moodle.

During the course, you will receive:

  • All course content
  • Assignments and quizzes to test your knowledge
  • A practice course, in which you can familiarise yourself with Moodle
  • Teacher support
  • A Moodle badge (upon completion of the course)

Course Duration: This course is delivered online and on-demand. It is self-paced and, as a result, the time taken to complete it may vary. However, indicated times are:

Video-content length: Approximately 2 hours
Estimated time to complete the course: Approximately 30 hours (variable)