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The CCNA program at HCC concentrates on different network topology, transmission media, OSI layer components, TCP/IP model, IP addressing, router configuration, also focuses on how to install, configure, and operate simple router LAN and router WAN and switched LAN networks. 

The Cisco CCNA program is designed to meet employment standards for the networking industry. The CCNA certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking for the small office/home office (SOHO) market. 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, IPX, Serial, AppleTalk, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists. Cisco recommends four courses and one exam to achieve CCNA certification. You must be CCNA certified to obtain CCNP certification.

Course Information
HCC offers the following courses to help students gain the skills needed to learn hands on skills as well as give students the knowledge to help pass the CCNA certification exam.  Cisco offers two options for getting your CCNA certification.   

Course #

Course Name

Prerequisite

Exam

ELEC 140 or
ELEC 107

Network Cabling Systems

Windows knowledge helpful

640-802

640-822

640-816

CSCO 291 
(Previously CSCO-281)

Network Fundamentals

CMSY 106

CSCO 292
(Previously CSCO-282)

Routing Protocols and
Concepts

CSCO 281

CSCO 293
(Previously CSCO-283)

LAN Switching and Wireless Networks

CSCO 282

CSCO 294
(Previously CSCO-284)

Accessing the WAN

CSCO 283


Career Options
The Cisco program provides the terminology, skills, and understanding to work in IT marketing, sales, management, and support.  Other career options include:

  • Help-desk Engineer
  • Field Technician
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Control Technician
  • Hardware/telecom field support technicianLAN/WAN technicians
  • Network Specialists
  • Network systems technicians

For further information on Cisco courses, contact Vini Nithianandam at 443-518-4925 or Vnithianandam@howardcc.edu.

For administrative assistance, please contact Betty Logan at blogan@howardcc.edu (443-518-4785).