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Cisco CCNA Preparation Certificate

You can earn your certificate by completing CCNA 1, CCNA 2, and CCNA 3.

This program prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination. The CCNA exam is one of the industry’s most widely recognized and respected associate-level certifications. The three courses will cover many topics, including network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. This certification validates a student's ability to design, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain Local Area Network (LANs), Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), and Wide Area Networks (WAN). 

Course Descriptions

TEC-601 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networking  

This is the first three-course sequence preparing students for Cisco CCNA certification. The course includes OSI and TCP/IP models, ethernet concepts and operation; TCP and UDP protocols and ports; network design using IPv4 and IPv6 subnets; router and switch configuration, and network security. 

Prerequisite: Network+. Course meets concurrently with INT 1450. 

$660* (includes $220 lab fee).

Summer 2024 Session

09317 | 5/28-8/5 | Tue/Thu | Online

Fall 2024 Session

11969 | 9/16-11/26 | 12:00-3:30 p.m. | Mon/Wed | Remote

11970 | 8/26-10/14 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mon | CAT 325

11971 | 8/27-10/15 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | Remote

11972 | 8/27-10/15 | 12:30- 5:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | CAT 325

11973 | 10/15-12/5 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Tue/Thu | Remote

11974 | 8/27-12/12 | 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Tue/Thu | Remote

TEC-602 CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 

This is the second course in a three-course sequence preparing students for Cisco CCNA certification. This course includes the design, configuration, security, and troubleshooting of medium to large networks. Upon completing this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot the following on routers, switches, and wireless access points: Virtual LANs (VLANs) and trunking; Inter-VLAN routing; Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and EtherChannel, First hop redundancy protocol (FHRP); static routing; Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6); LAN security and switch security concepts; Wireless LAN (WLAN) concept. 

Prerequisite: CCNA 1 with a passing grade. Course meets concurrently with INT 2450.

$660* (includes $220 lab fee).

Fall 2024 Sessions

11975 | 10/15-12/5 | 6:00-9:50 p.m. | Tue/Thu | Remote

11976 | 8/26-10/9 | 6:00-9:50 p.m. | Mon/Wed | Remote

TEC-603 CCNA 3: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

This is the final course in a three-course sequence preparing students for Cisco CCNA certification. This course introduces students to the design, configuration, security, and troubleshooting of Enterprise Networks and the network technologies needed to implement converged networks to meet the needs of today's changing networks. Upon completing this course, students will be able to configure Single-Area OSPFv2, IPv4 ACLs, IPv4, IPv6 NAT, IPSec, WAN, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). They will also be able to implement network monitoring and management using SNMP, Quality of Service (QoS), NTP, Syslog, CDP, LLDP, and various networking trends like Software Defined Networking (SDN), cloud, virtualization, and network automation. Students completing this course should be prepared for Cisco CCNA certification and the exam Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies, 200-301 CCNA.

Prerequisite: CCNA 2 with a passing grade. Course meets concurrently with INT 2460.

$660* (includes $220 lab fee).

Fall 2024 Session

11978 | 10/16-12/4 | 6:00-9:50 p.m. | Mon/Wed | Remote

TEC-604 CCNP Implementing Cisco Enterprise Networks

The Implementing Cisco Enterprise Networks course prepares students for the core exam required for the CCNP Enterprise certification. This course is designed to provide professionals working with medium to large networks with the skills and knowledge required to incorporate advanced routing concepts when implementing scalability for Cisco routers connected to LANs and WANs. Students will build upon the knowledge and skills from CCNA and develop advanced skills in implementing Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6), Virtualization, designing a network infrastructure, network automation, assurance, and security. Students who complete this course will be prepared to take the ENCOR 350-401 Cisco exam.

Prerequisite: CCNA 3 with a passing grade or verification of CCNA certification with the department coordinator. Course meets concurrently with INT 2810.

Classes not offered at this time. 

$660* (includes $220 lab fee).

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Contact Information

Phone: 301-546-0873
Email: itcerts@pgcc.edu