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Cisco Networking

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Cisco Networking

Prepare to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the CompTIA Network+ certifications. Cisco-certified technicians have career opportunities related to designing, building and maintaining information technology infrastructure.

M State's 12-credit Cisco Networking certificate is available on our Detroit Lakes and Wadena campuses and through eCampus. Students will be required to attend three on-campus labs on Saturday mornings in Detroit Lakes each semester. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math and basic electronics is desired but not required to enroll in the program.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Analyze networking models and protocols
  • Configure local area networks and wide area networks
  • Define common industry terms and standards
  • Troubleshoot LAN/WAN systems


Why M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes mean personalized education
  • Flexible class scheduling
  • Faculty committed to student success
  • Academic industry partners ensure students are learning skills needed by employers


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Cisco Networking Certificate
Locations: Online

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Meet the faculty

Marlene Craik

IT Faculty
Detroit Lakes, Online
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Janet Johnson

Information Technology/Cybersecurity Faculty
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Required Cisco Networking courses

  • Cisco 1, 2, 3 and 4


Financial aid eligibility

Because the CISCO Networking Certificate (12 credits) program is less than 15 credits, it may not be financial aid-eligible. Please check with the Financial Aid Office by calling 877.450.3322 or email financialaid@minnesota.edu regarding your aid eligibility for this program.

Last modified: September 27th, 2018 at 01:21pm