Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

A CCDA qualification will give you the necessary knowledge and skills required to specialise in network design or work as an apprentice to a Network Design Engineer.

This course covers areas such as discussing methodology in network design, designing a network address plan and selecting suitable routing protocol for a given network design and designing the remote connectivity modules as needed. This globally recognised certification validates skills in designing routed and switched network infrastructures and services.

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exam for the Cisco Certified Design Associate certification. You'll need to sit this exam separately.

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Globally recognised



Course length
2 months
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Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

CCDA exam 640-863 (by external provider)
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Skillsoft is the premier global provider of online IT and project management certification training courses.

If you want to be an expert of a particular software package or project management practice, a Skillsoft course will prepare you completely for the certification exam.

The certifications include Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Six Sigma, PRINCE2 and more.

Skillsoft's award-winning training method combines affordable computer-based training with the personal attention of instructor-led training.

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  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

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What you'll learn

Become certified in:

  • Discussing methodology in network design
  • Describing how to structure and modularise the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture Design the Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Data Centre modules
  • Designing the Remote Connectivity modules as needed
  • Designing a network address plan and selecting a suitable routing protocol for a given network design
  • Evaluating security solutions for the network
  • Discussing the design implications of voice transport across the network
  • Discussing the design implications of wireless networking

Course structure

9 units

  • Applying a methodology to network design
  • Structuring and modularising the network
  • Designing basic campus and data center networks
  • Designing remote connectivity
  • Designing IP addressing and selecting routing protocols
  • Evaluating security solutions for the network
  • Identifying voice networking considerations
  • Identifying wireless networking considerations
  • Implementing and operating the network design


Certification is awarded by Cisco and is globally recognised. 

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

After 12 months, you will be charged an interest rate of 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be repaid.

Most working Australian adults are eligible. See Am I Eligible? for details.

A SEEK Learning consultant can help you set up this payment plan. There is a $99 annual fee. Terms and conditions apply.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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