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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

Open/Print Planner for this Certificate  

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Education Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Online Degrees and Credit Certificates

This program can be completed fully online. Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments at a testing center.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . 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.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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