Become a Network Technician Now!: The new free training by SolidarityNow

First step toward a networking career

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. Computers and the internet are now part of our everyday life. SolidarityNow collaborates with Cisco, the largest networking company, and gives you the opportunity to study and prepare yourself for networking positions building the skillset required to work in the field!

Who is this for?

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training Program is an introduction to networks, addressed to everyone.

CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum builds the skills you need to get hired and succeed in jobs related to networking computers, devices, and things. Whether you’re preparing for your first job or specializing with more study, CCNA is a great foundation.

Career pathways include: network technician, support engineer, network administrator, network designer, network engineer, and more.

The CCNA certification professionally prepares you for a career in technology, designing and implementing networks, interfacing and customizing Cisco networking equipment that all major companies use. This course is designed to prepare you for entry-level networking jobs. No prerequisites required.

The program includes:

  • Practical training
  • Complete Cisco-approved educational material
  • Access to the Cisco Education Platform

Audience (Is this course for me?):

Anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. Job roles include headend technicians, network operations centre (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.

Cisco Routing and Switching (R & S) covers many areas of networking. Starting from basic components such as wiring to more complex such as routing, switching, troubleshooting, wireless networks and security. In this course you will learn how to manage, set up and support corporate networks and recognize telecommunications communication protocols, provide the necessary security, support network users, and online security! Basic principles of IP network design and implementation, based on the TCP / IP protocols suite, focusing on new technologies such as IPv6, IoE and IoT. 

This includes learning the architecture, structure, and functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You will even get the chance to configure a network yourself, such as a simple LAN (Local Area Network). After completing this course, you will have a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications and protocols. 

Completing this course you will be able to work as: IT Support technician, IT Administrator, Telecommunication Technician, Network Administrator, System Administrator, Network Administrator, IT Network Specialist, Network Engineer. In addition, you will have all the knowledge to advance your career as a network specialist.


After successful completion of this course you receive a Cisco Certificate of course completion.

In addition, those who have attended Cisco Certified Network Administrator – Intro to networking can easily continue with CCNA2 courses.

By completing the academic program you are eligible to sit for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams at an authorized Pearson VUE Test Center.


CCNA1 – Introduction to Networks is a 70-hour program. The schedule will be announced when the program starts. The CCNA 1 – Introduction to Networks course prepares students for the following:

  • Explain network technologies.
  • Explain how devices access local and remote network resources.
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices.
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Describe router hardware.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.


Module 1: Lans, Wans, the Internet and the changing network Environment

Module 2: Router and Switch IOS, basic configuration, addressing Schemes

Module 3: Network Protocols and standards, data transfer in the network

Module 4: Physical layer protocols, network media, Data Link protocols, Media Access Control

Module 5: Ethernet protocol, LAN switches, Address Resolution Protocol

Module 6: Network Layer protocols, routing, configuring a router

Module 7: IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing, testing connectivity

Module 8: Subnetting IP Networks and VLSM, design considerations

Module 9: Transport Layer protocols, TCP, UDP, Port numbers

Module 10: Application Layer protocols and services

Module 11: Build a Small Network, design, security, performance, troubleshooting


The lessons will take place at the Athens Solidarity Center, at Domokou Street 2 in Larissa Station.


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Comptia A+ or Network+ beneficial
  • A 20-25 hours/week study window is required. If you do not have enough time, this program is not for you.
  • Exams will take place place every week. You need to follow to the pace of the course. Each subsequent lesson is based on the previous one.
  • You need to attend class 8 hours/week.
  • The course will last approximately 4 months. You should be physically present in Athens.
  • The program is offered to everyone, regardless of nationality.
  • Good knowledge of English is required.


Participation in the training is free of charge for all participants.

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