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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Preparation (certificate)

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

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 12

About the 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 for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Related Industry Certifications

This program provides partial foundation for the following industry recognized certificates and certifications: Cisco CCNA certification exam.

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 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Certificate Requirements: 12 credits

Program Outcomes

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

  • Use the command line interface (CLI) to configure a switch with security, virtual LANs (VLANs), trunking, and link aggregation.
  • Demonstrate advanced IP addressing techniques and services such as dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP).
  • Configure a router with security, static routing and intermediate routing protocols.
  • Apply Network Address Translation (NAT/PAT), access control lists (ACLs), and backups to manage networks and increase network security.
  • Identify wide area network (WAN) technologies.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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