Certificate - 12 credits
About this program
This 12-credit certificate will prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The coursework includes Cisco semesters 1-4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. The instructor will evaluate computer skills necessary to enter this certificate program. 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. Background in cabling is beneficial. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though VUE or Prometric testing centers.
- Analyze networking models.
- Analyze networking protocols.
- Configure local area networks.
- Configure wide area networks.
- Define common industry terms and standards.
- Troubleshoot LAN/WAN systems.
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. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Cisco Networking - Certificate
1st Spring Term - 3 credits
2nd Fall Term - 3 credits
2nd Spring Term - 3 credits
3rd Fall Term - 3 credits