Our Un-Bootcamp Approach

marathon runners

At The University of Alabama's Cisco Network Academy, we believe learning should be a marathon, not a sprint. 

For this reason, the curriculum is split into four blocks.  Each block includes 5 class meetings, totaling 40 hours of in-depth instruction and hands-on learning.  After a long day of intense study in the classroom, students have a week to digest what they've learned before returning.  But, it doesn't stop there.  Between class meetings, students are expected to enhance their education through homework assignments, labs, chapter quizzes and communication with their Cisco Certified Instructors.   

We believe in learning through repetition, and this format allows instructors to cover topics and theories multiple times and from many different angles. This style of teaching reinforces what a student learns and aids them in retaining this knowledge well beyond the classroom. 

At the Cisco Network Academy, our goal is not just to help you pass the CCNA exam.  We also want to ensure you can call on this knowledge as needed and well after the course has ended.

New Format Offered for Introduction to Networks

We now offer Block I: Introduction to Networks in two convenient formats:

  • Traditional classroom - offering hands-on experience and face-to-face interaction with the instructor and other students
  • Virtual Classroom - by logging into class on predetermined dates and times, instruction is live and the same exact materials are covered, but with the added convenience of no travel expenses and being able to participate in class from literally anywhere with Internet access

Upcoming Dates

  • TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM: BLOCK I (8 am - 5 pm)

       Next course dates TBD

  • TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM: BLOCK II (8 am - 5 pm)

             Tuesday, September 9, 2014
             Tuesday, September 16, 2014
             Tuesday, September 23, 2014
             Tuesday, September 30, 2014
             Tuesday, October 7, 2014
             Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (9am-1pm)
    Please check back later.