Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate

This 18-credit-hour certificate program prepares you for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. The CCNA is recognized in the industry as a technical professional who works with traditional Cisco-based networks, including LAN and WAN routers and LAN switches. Your exam costs are not included in your tuition and fees.

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework, you are eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)

Continuing Your Education

Our Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate transfers to the Networking Engineering subplan of our Computer Networking A.S. Degree. This A.S. degree transfers to our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

What You Will Learn in the cisco certified network associate certificate program

  • The fundamentals of networked environments and data communications
  • Computer hardware and software installation, troubleshooting and configuration
  • LAN switching and wireless design
  • WAN technology and protocols

Cisco Regional Networking Academy

As a student in the CISCO program, you are part of one of the largest networking academies in the Southeastern United States. Each year, SPC's Cisco Regional Networking Academy trains more than 1,000 students in CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) preparation. The academy, located at the college's EpiCenter, offers:

  • More than 150 Cisco routers
  • More than 70 Cisco switches, including:
    • Catalyst 3550s
    • 4000s, (with RSMs and Gigabit Ethernet)
    • Catalyst 6500 (inline-power capable for VoIP)
  • A complete line of voice gateways and CallManagers
  • VPN concentrators
  • IDS devices
  • PIX firewalls

cisco certified network associate careers

Networking specialists have become invaluable team members as businesses expand their use of networking to share resources and reduce expenses. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent through 2020, as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks.

Our program prepares you for entry-level work as:

Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate Curriculum

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