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Catalog 2017-18

Cisco Certified Network Associate


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Program Description


This course series prepares students to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification exam, and for a professional career as a Cisco Certified Network Associate in the information and communication technology (ICT) field.  Learn how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.  This course provides classroom and laboratory experiences in current and emerging networking technologies.  Students are introduced to the architecture, components and operation of routers, including the principles of routing and the primary routing process.  In addition, the course provides a comprehensive approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks.

Program Outcomes


Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.  Students will be prepared to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification exam

Certifying Organization:

Cisco Systems www.cisco.com

Financial Aid and Payment Options


  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length


2 semesters (28 - 32 weeks) not including prerequisites; Parts I and II in one semester and Parts III and IV in the following semester. 

Courses start in August, January, and June at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex.  Course schedules vary, but all courses are typically offered in the spring, summer and fall semesters. Courses may be offered face-to-face, online or hybrid (a combination of the two).

 

Program Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Students must be computer literate and have strong computer skills, prior networking classes or background, and access to a computer and the Internet to complete assignments.

  • Recommended: Network+ certification

Application Process


Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence


Excellent attendance is required.

Course Number

Course

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

Prerequisite:

PCA 619

or

PCA 615 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 101

Network+ Part I:  Network and Data Communications

 

37.5

Guide to Networking Essentials; Tomsho; ISBN 1-305-10543-5; $207.95

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$505

T-$177/F-$328

Prerequisite Totals:

37.5

$207.95

$505

T-$177/F-$328

Course Series:

PCA 596

or

PCA 959

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 217

Cisco I:  Network Fundamentals

50

Intro to Networks V6 Companion Guide; Cisco; ISBN 1-58713-360-1; $73.35 

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$645

$258/F-$387

PCA 597

or

PCA 960 (if hybrid) Shared with credit class DCOM 218

Cisco II: LAN Routing Protocols and Concepts

50

Routing & Switching Essentials V6 Companion Guide; Cisco; ISBN 1-58713-428-4; $73.35

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$645

 

$258/F-$387

PCA 598

or

PCA 961

(if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 219)

Cisco III:  Switching and Wireless

50

Scaling Networks V6 Companion Guide; Cisco; ISBN 1-58713-434-9; $73.35

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$645

 

$258/F-$387

PCA 599

or

PCA 962 (if hybrid)

Shared with credit class DCOM 220

Cisco IV:  Accessing the WAN

50

Connecting Networks V6 Companion Guide; Cisco; ISBN 1-58713-432-2; $73.35

** Check with Coordinator for potential text update before purchasing

$645

 

$258/F-$387

Course Series Totals:

200

$293.40

$2580

T-$1032/F-$1548

Course Series & Prerequisite Totals:

 

237.50

$501.35

$3085

T-$1209/F-$1876

Additional Information


Additional Offerings:

Students pursuing certification in Cisco often enroll in the following computer network/security related classes:  A+ Certification; Network+ Certification; Security+ Certification; Windows Server Certification; Red Hat Certification; Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense Certification, and VMware Certification.

Additional Expenses:​

CCNA Certification exam = $250

 
Skills for Success:

​Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners; detail-oriented; have strong analytical skills; ability to take direction; ability to work both independently and as a team member.
 
Career Opportunities:​

With certification, students quality for entry-level positions, including:  Network Associate; Network Specialist; Network Administrator; Network Support Engineer; Information Technology (IT) Specialist; Local Area Network Administrator; Information Technology (IT) Manager; and Network Manager.  This career requires continued education and training.

Career Coach


Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnKS2W3Z4k8.  Explore career and training opportunities at: https://ccbcmd.emsicareercoach.com/.

Program Contact Information


Coordinator:

Steve Ricketts

Email: sricketts@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-4442

Location: Owings Mills, 305E

 

Administrative Assistant:

Nancy Pittinger

Email: npittinger@ccbcmd.edu

Phone: 443-840-4483

Location: Owings Mills, 302

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