Cisco Networking

Certificate - 12 credits

About this program
This 12-credit certificate will prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and the CompTIA Network+ certification. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. Students should have good reading and study skills, basic computer literacy and awareness of the internet. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math and basic electronics is desired but not required. Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be ready to prepare to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though a Pearson VUE Testing Center.
Program outcomes
  1. Plan a small office network implementing common networking components.
  2. Explain the use of networking models in computer networking.
  3. Define common industry terms and standards.
  4. Identify wired and wireless network topologies.
  5. Create network diagrams utilizing diagramming software.
  6. Explain network addressing and name resolution.
  7. Configure intermediary network devices applying best security practices.
  8. Configure virtual local area networks (VLANs) and Inter-VLAN routing.
  9. Configure wide area networks using routing protocols.
  10. Troubleshoot LAN/WAN systems.
  11. Implement networking security best practices.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
12 Required courses
12 Total

Cisco Networking - Certificate

Required Courses:

Course Credits
CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR1135 - Beginning Networking 3
CPTR2200 - CISCO 3 3

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1st Fall Term - 3 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1135 - Beginning Networking 3

1st Spring Term - 3 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3

2nd Fall Term - 3 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3

2nd Spring Term - 3 credits

Course Credits
CPTR2200 - CISCO 3 3