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CISCO Academy


CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / CISCO Networking Academy

Our CISCO CCNA program consists of four CISCO Academy Semesters that must be completed in order. New courses start all the time–click the Register Now button above for registration options and methods of payment.

Note: It is suggested (but not required) that potential students have a basic knowledge of computers and computer networking to help ensure success in the CISCO Academy. An “Intro to Networking” or “A+ Certificate Preparation” course will lay a good foundation for your academy training.

Network2CCNA1 Networking Basics Competencies (CISCO Semester 1)

Upon completion of CCNA1 students have an understanding of networking basics including:

  • Basics of Ethernet technologies
  • TCI/IP
  • Network media
  • IP addressing
  • Routing

CCNA2 Routing and Routing Basics Competencies (CISCO Semester 2)

Upon completion of CCNA2 students have an understanding of routers and routing including:

  • Basics of configuring routers
  • Routing protocols
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • Access lists
  • Networking troubleshooting skills

CCNA3 Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing Competencies (CISCO Semester 3)

Upon completion of CCNA3 students have an understanding of switching and intermediate routing including:

  • Basics of OSPF
  • Basics of EIGRP
  • Switch configuration]
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • VLANs

CCNA4 WAN Technologies Competencies (CISCO Semester 4)

Upon completion of CCNA4 students have an understanding of WAN technology concepts including:


  • ISDN
  • Frame Rela
  • PPP
  • Emerging Technologies

CCNA Certification

The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs.

Industry-Recognized Certifications

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) coursework prepares students for CCNA certification.

Credit for Prior Learning

Some CISCO Academy courses are transferable into credit in our Information Technology degree programs. Questions concerning Continuing Education credit should be directed to the Workforce Continuing Education Office of Admissions and Records or the Information Systems Technology department.

Credit for Prior Learning information.


Network Administration and Support is a concentration under the curriculum title of Information Systems. This curriculum prepares students to install and support networks and develops strong analytical skills and extensive computer knowledge.

Course work includes extensive hands-on experience with networks. Classes cover media types, topologies, and protocols with installation and support of hardware and software, troubleshooting network and computer problems, and administrative responsibilities. Elective choices provide opportunity for specialization and individualization.

Graduates should qualify for positions such as: LAN/PC administrator, microcomputer support specialist, networks control operator, communications technician/analyst, network/computer consultant, and information systems specialist. Graduates should be prepared to sit for certification exams, which can result in industry-recognized credentials.

For more course information please contact us at (919) 739-6933. Visit the Cisco Networking Academy Page for program information.