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Cisco Network Administration and Security

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.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Cisco Network Administration and Security (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5036
Total Credits Required
16-19
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective term
Fall 2021
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.

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology, media, topologies, reference and protocol models including Ethernet.
  2. Describe and demonstrate network segmentation including IP addressing and subnetting.
  3. Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco intermediary network devices applying industry best practices and standards.
  4. Design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) applying industry best practices and standards.
  5. Monitor, detect, analyze, and mitigate a variety of security threats applying industry best practices, tools, and standards.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of establishing a secure network.
  7. Describe and configure security tools including access control lists, firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and Authorization Authentication and Accounting (AAA).
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$79,800

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems OR Permission of the Program Director CS 0–3
CNT140AB Introduction to Networks Critical course Gateway course Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CNT160AB Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CNT202 or
CNT205
Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration or Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Cisco Network Administration and Security (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=164763).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2020-20215/26/2020 – 5/24/2021