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Advanced Routing CCNP1 (T824) Credits from The Open University

Advanced Routing CCNP1 (T824) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Routers, Bridges And Switches

Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage a range of internal and external routing protocols for a large scale internetwork using Cisco equipment. You will also be expected to undertake individual research to contextualise Cisco in the broader networking environment. You will be provided with hands-on lab experience via Netlab (tm). If you successfully complete this module you can progress to CCNP ROUTE certification. Upon completion of the Cisco CCNP curriculum you?ll be in a position to take the associated CCNP certification, a widely recognised advanced work-based qualification. This 30-credit module is studied over six months and you will need to spend at least 12 hours a week studying over this period.

In this course you will study the latest version of the CCNP curriculum using an online virtual learning environment provided by Cisco through its academy programme, supported by the Cisco Press ROUTE ebook. Once you have completed this, you will be well prepared to take the CCNP ROUTE certification examination. This can be taken at many examination centres internationally, by your own arrangement. You do not need CCNA certification to successfully complete this Open University module. However, there is a Cisco requirement that to become fully CCNP certified, you must already have CCNA certification. The CCNA curriculum is taught on Cisco Networking (T216). The course focuses on advanced practical and skills development: you will be expected to configure routers with a range of addressing and routing technologies. The practical activities will be available via the online Netlab? system, simulation and in group work. You will cover OSPF, EIGRP, Address Management, IPv6, BGP, Route Optimisation, redistribution between routing protocols and IP Multicasting. You must use the online eTMA system to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


6 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have relevant academic, employment or commercial certification experience. Those who have completed Cisco networking (CCNA) (T216), or have experience of the CCNA as a commercial certification or at another Cisco academy will be at an advantage.