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.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
It would be useful to have a basic understanding of the general principles of computer networking, including routing protocols, switching concepts and network addressing such as CIDR and VLSM. We provide resources covering these topics on the module website.