Cisco Certified Network Associate, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate
Possible career opportunities for those with a Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification include Information Network Associate; Network Specialist; Network Administrator; Network Support Engineer; and Information Technology (IT) Specialist. Tasks associated with these positions include: Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers; perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems; and analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access.
This program prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification exam. Learn how to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. Students are introduced to the architecture, components and operation of routers, including the principles of routing and the primary routing process.
Successful candidates must be self-motivated and independent learners, detail-oriented, have strong analytical skills, the ability to take direction, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 1,180. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
- prepare to pass the Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) certification exam,
- install and configure networks using Cisco products,
- troubleshoot Cisco network problems, and
- perform the various responsibilities and tasks required of a Cisco Certified Network Associate.