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Major: 5036
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16-19
CIP Code: 11.0901

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)

GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
15-1244.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1212.00 Information Security Analysts
15-1231.00 Computer Network Support Specialists

Description: 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 at select colleges. Please check with your local college for program availability.

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology, media, topologies, reference and protocol models including Ethernet. (CIS105, CNT140AB)
2. Describe and demonstrate network segmentation including IP addressing and subnetting. (CNT140AB, CNT150AB)
3. Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco intermediary network devices applying industry best practices and standards. (CNT140AB, CNT150AB, CNT160AB)
4. Design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) applying industry best practices and standards. (CNT150AB, CNT160AB)
5. Monitor, detect, analyze, and mitigate a variety of security threats applying industry best practices, tools, and standards. (CNT202, CNT205)
6. Demonstrate knowledge of establishing a secure network. (CNT202, CNT205)
7. Describe and configure security tools including access control lists, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and Authorization Authentication and Accounting (AAA). (CNT202, CNT205)
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.
Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of the Program Director (0) 0-3

CNT140AB Introduction to Networks 4
+ CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4
+ CNT160AB Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 4

+ CNT202 Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration (4) OR
+ CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4) 4
Credits: 16-19

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.