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CIS: Cisco Networking Academy Skills Certificate

This fast paced certificate is geared towards working professionals who have experience and/or training in the computer field, or for someone with exposure to technology that is serious about obtaining Cisco certification. This curriculum provides students with an understanding of network fundamentals, proficiency working with network equipment such as routers and switches, and the latest LAN and WAN technologies in preparation to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.  Specific topics and skills covered are based on the latest Cisco Certified Networking Associate exam objectives and include the Cisco command line interface (CLI) and device configuration, IP addressing and subnetting, routing protocols, cabling, switching technologies, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion. All program required courses must have been completed with a grade of 2.0 or better.


Schoolcraft program code #CRT.00329
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 8

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 8

Program Total: Credits 16

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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