The purpose of Cisco Network Specialist certificate CCNA is to teach students the principles, practices and skills needed to design, build and maintain small to medium-size local area networks and wide area networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. In addition, this technical certificate will prepare them for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exams. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route 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. The curriculum also 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).
In order to be able to take the Cisco classes, students must first apply and be admitted into the Cisco Network Specialist CCNA or networking specialist degree or diploma programs. Applicants to this program are accepted every fall semester.
View the Cisco Network Specialist CCNA Certificate Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
Network support technician, network engineer, network WAN administrator