Cisco Networking (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

After successful completion of this award, students will be prepared to support and manage computer networks.  Students will gain an understanding of the skills required to install, operate and troubleshoot network environments. Network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management will be explored through hands-on equipment and virtual environments.

The curriculum in this award is aligned with the globally recognized CompTIA Network+ certification, the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification, and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. These industry certifications validate an IT networking professional’s knowledge and skill ability and open doors to beginning or advancing a career in networking.



Award Outcomes

Describe how a network works.

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services.

Configure VLANS and interswitch communications.

Configure basic and intermediate router operations.

Implement WAN links.

Troubleshoot network malfunctions.

Explain the function of QoS.

Monitor network performance.

Discuss current hardware and software trends impacting modern networks.

Career Opportunities

The following positions are available with this degree:

• Network Technician

• Network Administrator

• Network Analyst

• Network Engineer

• Cisco Network Infrastructure Analyst

• Cisco Network Engineer

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 20 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1105Network Essentials

4

CCIS1421CCNA 2: Basic Router and Switch Configuration

4

CCIS1431CCNA 3: Intermediate Router and Switch Configuration

4

CCIS1443CCNA 4: WANs, VPNs, and Enterprise Networks

4

CCIS1480CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Exam Prep

1

CCIS1490CCNA Specialty Fields

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 20

Semester Sequence

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1105Network Essentials

4

Total Credits  4

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1421CCNA 2: Basic Router and Switch Configuration

4

Total Credits  4

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1431CCNA 3: Intermediate Router and Switch Configuration

4

Total Credits  4

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCIS1443CCNA 4: WANs, VPNs, and Enterprise Networks

4

CCIS1480CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Exam Prep

1

CCIS1490CCNA Specialty Fields

3

Total Credits  8

Graduation (20 Credits)

Prerequisite: Strong foundation in computer concepts or coursework required. Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in algebra.  All students must pass the computer literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

6/24/2019 : BP 2164 / EP 2136