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There are no formal entry requirements.
Ideally, you should have gained CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate). This can be from any qualification within the CCNA portfolio or studying the equivalent at any Cisco Academy since 2005 – including the Open University. This provides sufficient grounding and background knowledge to ensure that the CCNP Enterprise content is achievable.
However, Cisco state that anyone with sufficient experience may attempt the CCNP Enterprise without prior certification. We recommend that you consider this with care – explore the scope of the current CCNAR+S and consider if this is a close fit to your professional skill set.
Months of entry
Focused on current and in-demand industry certification from Cisco, this qualification offers a route into a masters programme as well as attractive commercial accreditation. The certificate fully incorporates the Cisco CCNP Enterprise discipline (Cisco Certified Network Professional). It takes a systemic technology-focused approach to enterprise-based infrastructure network management, as well as offering a route into a computing masters degree.
Information for international students
This qualification can be studied from anywhere in the world.
Fees and funding
For more information about fees and funding, please visit The Open University website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- The Open University
- 0300 303 5303