Cisco Academy

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Network Security Specialist $30+/hr.
  • Field Engineer $30+/hr.
  • Network Administrator $30+/hr.
  • Network Analyst $30+/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Four courses. Complete in 47 weeks (15 months).This training prepares you to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam, which leads to CCNA certification. Four modules cover networking fundamentals; routing protocols and concepts; LAN switching and wireless, and accessing the WAN. You will learn:

  • Basic networking configuration
  • Function and operations of local area networks
  • Cisco IOS fundamentals and wide area networks
  • IP addressing
  • Routing/switching technologies, protocols, and configuration
  • Performance maximization and improvement of networking security
  • Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI)

Requires completion of four courses:

COMP 600 Introduction to Networking

COMP 601 Intro to Router Configuration

COMP 602 Local Area Network Design

COMP 603 Wide Area Network Design

Four modules are sequential and each must be completed successfully in order to transfer to the next module. The Networking Academy provides web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on lab, support and preparation for CCNA certification.

Recommended pre-admission skills include critical thinking and problem solving skills; effective oral and written communication skills; the ability to work well alone or as part of a team; computer literacy; effective study skills; strong reading, writing, and math skills; a commitment to attend all class sessions, plus spend an additional 6-10 hours of individual study time on your own each week. It is also highly recommended that students complete COMP 608 Basic Network Configuration and COMP 610 Computer Care-Software Tools prior to enrolling in the program.

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