CISCO Network Associate

14 credit Certificate program

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Program Description:
This 14-credit certification program prepares students for the exam needed to obtain their CCNA certification. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to the use of these protocols: Ethernet, IP, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, Frame Relay, VLANs, STP, Port Aggregation, Port Security and ACL’s.

Program outcomes include:
• Perform PC configuration and maintenance tasks, including hardware and OS installation and troubleshooting, and configuration for network services
• Describe the OSI Reference Model, layered communications principles, and routing, bridging and switching principles and devices, and use these concepts effectively in verbal and written communication
• Manage Cisco router hardware and the Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS), including planning, installation, configuration, management, upgrading and troubleshooting of routers and switches
• Analyze organizational networking needs, and design and implement Local Area and Wide Area Networks (LANs and WANs), including hardware and software configuration and management, and security (access control)

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
CIS19463CISCO Networking IThis course is the first in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH0460, or concurrent enrollment) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS19473CISCO Networking IIThis course is the second in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA or CISCO Certified Networking Associate exam. (Prerequisites: CIS1946) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
CIS29483CISCO Networking IIIThis course is the third in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS1947) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/ 0 hrs OJT)
CIS29493CISCO Networking IVThis course is the fourth in a series of four courses that deal with the CISCO core content. This course prepares the student to take the CCNA (CISCO Certified Networking Associate) exam. (Prerequisite: CIS2948) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 71 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.