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Cisco Certified Network Associate Certificate

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

    CCNA-CT

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



    Program Leadership Information

    Michael Gordon, Professor, 727-341-3011

    Program Summary

    This certificate program is designed to produce a Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA. The CCNA is recognized in the industry as a technical professional working with traditional Cisco-based networks that predominantly include LAN and WAN routers and LAN switches.

    Students who complete this Cisco training will have the expertise needed to pass the test, required by Cisco Systems, to achieve CCNA status.

    Upon completion of the Cisco Certified Network Associate program, the student is awarded a college certificate. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Computer Networking.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Field Engineering Technician
    • Help Desk Technician
    • Network Administrator I
    • Network Engineer I
    • Network Manager
    • Network Support Specialist I
    • Network Systems Analyst I
    • Network Technician
    • Pre-Sales Technical Support
    • Router Engineer/Technician I
    • Technical Support Specialist
    • WAN Administrator

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Complete 21 credits - Grade of "C" or better required.

    CET 1600Introduction to Networks3
    CET 1610Routing and Switching Essentials3
    CET 2615Scaling Networks3
    CET 2620Connecting Networks3
    CET 2670Implementing CISCO IP Routing (ROUTE)3
    CET 2856Implementing CISCO IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)3
    CET 2685Implementing CISCO Network Security (CCNAS)3
    Total Credits21
  • 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
  • Earn your Cisco certification

    CT iconThis 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.

  • Continuing Your Education

    This certificate prepares you for the CCNA industry certification exam and transfers to the networking engineering subplan of our A.S. degree in Computer Networking. This A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Management.

    CT to AS to BAS icon
  • What You Will Learn

    • 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
  • Networking 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:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics