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  Sep 22, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Preparation (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Preparation, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 16

About Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department 

Purpose: Learn to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size router and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. Includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts, and hands-on, performance-based skills. Further, it prepares students to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Range of Occupations

  • Field support technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network associate
  • Network support technician

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Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Configure a router, manage Cisco IOS software, configuring routing protocols on routers, and set the access lists to control the access to routers.
  • Use advanced IP addressing techniques (Variable Length Subnet Masking [VLSM]), intermediate routing protocols (RIP v2, single-area OSPF, EIGRP), command-line interface configuration of switches, ehternet switching, virtual LANs (VLANs), spanning tree protocol (STP), and VLAN trunking protocol (VTP).
  • Use advanced Internet protocol (IP) addressing techniques (Network Address Translation [NAT], port address translation [PAT]) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), wide area network (WAN) technology and terminology, point-to-point protocol (PPP), integrated services digital network (ISDN), dial-on-demand routing (DDR), frame relay, network management, and optical networking.
  • Sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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