This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium size router and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2),VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs). This certificate is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills. The curriculum offers a comprehensive and theoretical learning experience for analytical students, and uses language that aligns well with engineering concepts. Interactive activities are embedded in the curriculum, along with detailed, theoretical labs.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of routing fundamentals, subnets and IP addressing schemes.
  • Explain the command and steps required to configure router host tables, and interfaces within the RIP, EIGRP and OSPF protocols.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of switching concepts and LAN design to include the use of Virtual LANs with LAN trunking configured by the Spanning Tree Protocol.
  • Define and demonstrate the concepts of Cisco’s implementation of ISDN networking including WAN link options.
Required Courses (16 units) Units
CIS-26A Cisco Networking Academy 1A 4
CIS-26B Cisco Networking Academy 1B 4
CIS-26C Cisco Networking Academy 1C 4
CIS-26D Cisco Networking Academy 1D 4