Everything You Need to Know about Our CCNA Certification


Have you just finished grade 12 and are looking for an exciting career that can offer financial security with endless career opportunities, but that does not involve a university degree? Or, have you had just about enough of that 9 to 5 job that is slowly killing you, and are looking for a career move that will actually make you want to jump out of bed in the morning?


The Future of Technology


Many people are afraid that jobs are going to be taken away due to computers. Not only is technology taking over the personal lives of people all over the world, but it is also taking over many jobs of hardworking people. But, that’s half the truth, you see, today, people still want to talk to a human. People have emotions and empathy, and this is a challenge that will take years and years for future technology to get right.


Unless mankind redesigns itself by changing our DNA through altering our genetic makeup, computer-generated robots will take over our world” – Stephen Hawking


With that said, we would like to introduce you to The Graduate Institute of South Africa’s CCNA certification, which is just as recognised as a university degree, but much, much cheaper. With campuses situated throughout South Africa, you can’t get any better than this.

Cisco Networking Academy


CCNA (Routing and Switching) is an associate level IT certification from an internationally renowned company called CISCO. South Africa is a member of the Cisco Networking Academy and offers CISCO programmes as part of our MICT SETA curriculum. Although designed for small- and medium-sized routed and switched organisations, there are many working individuals who have more than ten years or so of experience in their careers, yet feel the need to get CCNA certified. Now, that alone should speak volumes about our CCNA certification.


50% of all jobs are at risk of being automated and replaced by robots, which places pressure on today’s youth and elders. This is why it is so imperative to study something that will guarantee a lucrative career or at least a stepping stone to other greater IT career opportunities. And, if there is one industry that has been leading the way for decades, it is Information Technology.


What does a CCNA Certification at the Graduate Institute of South Africa Entail?


In operation for many years, the Graduate Institute of South Africa offers a quality CCNA certification that is accredited nationally and internationally.


As South Africa is a member of the Cisco Networking Academy, after completion of the CCNA certification, getting Cisco certified opens many doors to exciting and lucrative IT careers in government, military, and just about any industry you set your eyes on. In fact, according to a Fairfield Research survey, a CCNA certification gives on average a 16,7% salary increase.


CCNA certification provides the learning required for installing, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure products that include routers and switches. CISCO professionals are also among the highest paid IT professionals in the world. Upon completing a CCNA certification, you will be able to meet the following tasks:


  • Define the characteristics, functions, and components of a WAN Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP in an IPv4 environment, and configure EIGRP for IPv6.
  • Describe IPv6 basics.
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs.
  • Establish Internet connectivity.
  • Explain SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow.
  • Manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images, and licenses.
  • Direct network device security.
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity.
  • Troubleshoot VLAN issues.
  • Explain how STP works, and understand the idea behind Layer 3 redundancy.
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot multi-area OSPF.


This is a gateway to entry-level networking jobs and IT careers that teach you all the networking fundamentals and advanced concepts with hands-on practices. So, what are you waiting for? With campuses situated throughout the nation, it should be an easy decision to make. And, did we mention that we also offer easy and affordable payment plans?


2018 has started and applications for our CCNA certification are still open. Be smart, be business savvy, and make a success of your life with our CCNA certification at The Graduate Institute of South Africa. We look forward to assisting you on your journey.



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