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Cisco Certified Network Associate

Short-Term Certificate

The certificate prepares students to work as Network Managers, IT Administrators, or IT Specialists. Learn to troubleshoot hardware and network problems in CISCO environments, install and configure software and upgrades of CISCO environment, and use appropriate resources to resolve network management issues. Students complete 15 credits, resulting in a CICSO Network Associate Certificate. The program provides the training needed to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exams.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 3
15.0

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no formal program prerequisites, but students are strongly advised to have skills comparable to EET 131 (IT Essentials I/A+ Certification) and EET 132 (IT Essentials II/Advanced A+ Certification). Cisco 1 must be completed before enrolling in Cisco 2. Cisco 2 must be completed before enrolling in Cisco 3

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.


Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • CCENT
  • CCNA

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $1,695.60
  • NonResident Cost : $1,920.00
  • International Student Cost : $4,369.20

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly


This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Examines routing & switching technologies for IT networks. First of three courses that prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) & Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) exams. Examines industry standards, IT network terminology, basic configuration of routers and switches, the TCP/IP protocol suite, LANs, WANs, the OSI model, Ethernet cabling and tools, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing. Prereq: EET131 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 142 5.0

Continuation of IT 142. Covers LANs & WANs using Ethernet, High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Transport Control and Internet (TCP/IP) protocols, LAN switching, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Cisco router & switch configuration, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing, static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing and network administration. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 144 5.0

Continuation of IT 142 and 144. Covers configuring Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs); IPv4 & IPv6 routing using Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing protocol (EIGRP) and Multi-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol; WAN protocols include High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and frame relay; maintaining and troubleshooting networks. Prerequisites: IT 144 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 146 5.0