The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Computer Studies: Cisco Networking Certification Training in CCNA Skills Certificate is a comprehensive e-learning program, which provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The program delivers Web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and preparation for industry-standard certifications. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), a 280-hour curriculum, is the first step in a Cisco career certification path. Particular emphasis is given to using decision-making and problem-solving techniques in the application of science, mathematics, communication and social studies concepts to solve networking problems. Students will learn how to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol networks using local- and wide-area networks (LANs and WANs), provide Level 1 troubleshooting service, and improve network performance and security.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Network Administrators, consultants and help desk support personal, benefit from this series of classes. These jobs are proving to be more immune to overseas outsourcing than other IT professions and demand for proficient workers is fairly constant. Some students may complete these courses as a way to prepare for the CCNA exam, while others will enroll as an avenue for advancement in their current jobs.
See the Cisco Network Academy website for additional information about the types of courses taught at the SRJC Cisco Networking Academy.
- Plan, design and install Ethernet Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Networks at the entry-level-technician;
- Analyze and improve computer network performance and security on routers and switches;
- Operate and troubleshoot Ethernet TCP/IP Networks at the entry-level-technician; and
- Demonstrate end-to-end protocol connectivity across a variety of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) protocol.