Computer Networking: Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate

Clover Park Technical College is a member of Cisco Networking Academy community in 165 different countries. Our Cisco program delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational information and communication technology skills needed to design, build, secure, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. The Cisco Academy utilizes a blended learning model that combines face-to-face teaching with engaging online content and hands-on learning activities to help students prepare for industry-standard certifications such as CCENT and CCNA, entry-level and advanced careers, and higher education in engineering, computer science, information systems, and related fields.

Certificate Info at a Glance

Type: Certificate

Approx. # of Quarters: 2

Estimated Cost: $2,731.24

Prerequisites: Students who enroll in the Cisco Network Design & Security certificate program are not expected to have any previous technical skills or knowledge, aside from basic PC skills.

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer quarters

As networking technologies bring new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, businesses, nonprofits, hospitals, schools, and government organizations are experiencing growing demand for networking professionals to design, build, maintain, and secure their networks. Graduates are qualified work as field service and help desk technician, network support and technician, IT technician and administrator, network security support technician, network engineer and administrator.

This certificate program is approximately two quarters in length, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all requirements. The Cisco Networking Academy curriculum (Cisco I, II, III, and IV) is used and two additional lab courses prepare student for the CCENT and CCNA industry certification exams. All the courses in this certificate count toward the Computer Networking & Information Systems Security (CNISS) AAT or AAS-T degree program.

Program Requirements

Catalog # Course Name Credits
NSSC 200* Cisco Networking I 5
NSSC 201* Cisco Networking II 5
NSSC 203* Cisco Networking III 5
NSSC 205* Cisco Networking IV 5
NSSC 207 Cisco Learning Lab I 3
NSSC 210 Cisco Learning Lab II 3
  Total Credits for Completion 26