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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cisco Network Administration and Security provides training for those interested in working with Cisco network and Internet hardware with a particular emphasis on securing networks from threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, and maintain Cisco routers and switches; configure routing protocols, and Local Area Networks (LANs); troubleshoot problems with various hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network. Specific skills in maintaining integrity, accountability, and confidentiality of data are also developed. Taught by Cisco Certified professionals using the Cisco Network Academy program curriculum, courses are designed to help prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Security examinations. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. An additional Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), as well as an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration, are also available.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Computer and Information Technology
- Academic Plan
- Cisco Network Administration and Security (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.
Required courses and restricted electives must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award.
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology, media, topologies, reference and protocol models including Ethernet.
- Describe and demonstrate network segmentation including IP addressing and subnetting.
- Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco intermediary network devices applying industry best practices and standards.
- Design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) applying industry best practices and standards.
- Monitor, detect, analyze, and mitigate a variety of security threats applying industry best practices, tools, and standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge of establishing a secure network.
- Describe and configure security tools including access control lists, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and Authorization Authentication and Accounting (AAA).
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.
Computer Network Support Specialists
Information Security Analysts
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||OR Permission of the Program Director||CS||0–3|
|CNT140AB||Introduction to Networks||Critical course Gateway course Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||4|
|CNT150AB||Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AB or permission of Instructor.||Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||4|
|CNT160AB||Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.||Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||4|
|Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration or Cisco Certified Network Associate Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT170AA or permission of Instructor. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, or permission of Instructor.||Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses||4|
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Course Area Key
Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.
Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Cisco Network Administration and Security (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=154893).