Cisco Certifications

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CIAT offers two Cisco certification programs. Learn more about each program below.

Cisco Certifications

Cisco Certified Network Associate

CCNA

Program Overview

Program ID: #CCNA

Program Length: 10 Weeks

Program Hours: 150 Clock Hours (60 lab hours and 90 lecture hours)

Tuition: $4,680 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates of this Cisco certification program will be fully prepared and qualified for entry level positions as network administrators for Cisco network systems. In addition to preparing the student for the vendor neutral CompTIA Network+ certification, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams:

  • Cisco Configuration, ICND1
  • Cisco Configuration, ICND2

Prerequisites:

You must be a high school graduate or GED and be able to navigate within a Microsoft Windows environment using a mouse and keyboard.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Associate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations.
  • Install medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Configure medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Operate medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Troubleshoot medium-size Cisco routed and switched networks.
  • Implement and verify connections to remote sites in a WAN.

Required Classes

150 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-270A Cisco Configuration ICND1 75
CCIS-270B Cisco Configuration ICND2 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $79,700 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Cisco Networking Professional

CCNA Security Specialist

Program Overview

Program ID: #CCNP-CCNA-SEC

Program Length:  40 Weeks

Program Hours: 600 Clock Hours (240 Lab Hours and 260 Lecture Hours)

Tuition: $18,720 ($585 per unit)

Successful graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for positions as network security technicians and administrators for Cisco network systems.  In addition to preparing the student for the vendor neutral Security+ certifications, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional (Security) certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams:

1. Networking Fundamentals, Part 1

2. Networking Fundamentals, Part 2

3. Cisco Configuration, ICND1

4. Cisco Configuration, ICND2

5. Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security, 210-260 IINS

6. Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101 ROUTE)

7. Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115 SWITCH)

8. Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (300-135 TSHOOT)

Prerequisites: Must have one year of computer hardware and operating system experience or a CompTIA A+ certification with equivalent knowledge.

*Program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Program Objective

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Professional-Security Specialist program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations.
  • Provide network security for day to day business operations.
  • Implement and support Cisco firewalls.
  • Implement and support Cisco Intrusion Prevention Systems.
  • Manage and administer Virtual Private Networks using Cisco components.

Required Classes

600 clock hours required.  All courses are required.

Code

Title

Clock Hours

CCIS-102A Network Security, Part 1 75
CCIS-102B Network Security, Part 2 75
CCIS-270A Cisco Configuration ICND1 75
CCIS-270B Cisco Configuration ICND2 75
CCIS-271 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security 75
CCIS-272 Implementing Cisco IP Routing 75
CCIS-273 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 75
CCIS-274 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 75

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Industry

Outlook

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Salary

The median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Information Security Analyst

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