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Multilayer Switching CCNP 3 (T826) Credits from The Open University

Multilayer Switching CCNP 3 (T826) Credits from The Open University

Key information

Qualification type

Credits from The Open University

Subject areas

Routers, Bridges And Switches Cisco Certifications (Network / Systems Management Software) Local Area Networks (Lan)

Course type


Course Summary

In this course, you will be provided with the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy reliable, scalable and secure multilayer-switched campus LANs 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 Netlabs. If you successfully complete this course you should be able to progress and complete the CCNP SWITCH certification.

Cisco Systems are worldwide market leaders, supplying networking equipment for the internet, large, medium and small organisations, as well as the home user. They also have a long-established international networking academy programme aimed at educating networking professionals. Cisco qualifications are highly regarded in the networking industry, offering certification holders and their employers a commercial and technical advantage. In this module 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 SWITCH ebook. Once you have completed this module you will be well prepared to take the CCNP SWITCH 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. You will be required to take 3 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) and an examination.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 6 months | MAY

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 should 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.