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CCA is one of the leading colleges providing training for Cisco certification. Cisco certificates mean something in the industry. Community College of Aurora offers Cisco Network Associate training at its Lowry campus located in Denver, Colorado.  This training will prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. If you want to become a network engineer, securing this document is essential.

Achieving CCNA certification is the first step in helping you prepare for a career in networking. Pursuing the CCNA will help improve your skill sets and provide you with the ability to manage and optimize network systems. CCNA focuses on network infrastructure, mainly routing and switching, but it also includes wireless access, security, and connectivity to branch offices using WAN.

CCNA certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. Cisco certification lays the foundation for job roles such as network administrator, network engineer, or network specialist. Candidates gain knowledge in installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure. Cisco certifications are required by many employers to even be considered for a position.

The coursework necessary to prep for the exam includes four, five-credit courses. The college’s Cisco Academy has two-night per week sessions that run eight weeks with a second semester that doubles both totals in order to obtain the necessary 20 credit hours.

Within the broader networking umbrella, you’ll also learn underlying concepts of data communications, telecommunications and network terminology; and the proper techniques, skills, and support necessary to run a network. 

 

Related Degrees

Associate of Applied Science - Computer Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science - Networking and Security

Certificates

CISCO

Basic Networking and Security

 

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) 

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AAS degree in Computer Information Systems from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to assist customers in the gathering of requirements and to design, implement, and support moderately complex technology solutions to existing business problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and process complex data for core business operations; demonstrated ability to analyze systems, create business requirements documentation; able to perform end-to-end process analysis.
  • Able to accurately diagnose common business problems; able to devise IT strategy and to recommend appropriate technology-based solutions; some knowledge of guiding users through basic process design and prototyping; familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) 

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an AAS degree in Networking and Security from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Familiarity with commonly-used networking tools/devices, including routers, Ethernet, firewalls, frame relay, LAN, VPN, and WAN.
  • Basic proficiency with the operation and maintenance of network devices, including hardware, software and operating systems; able to perform basic network monitoring and analysis.
  • Familiarity with information security domain concepts like how to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain networks, hardware, software, etc. in a secure manner to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability; utilize security solutions (access control, intrusion detection, etc.) to defend, monitor, and remediate; identify/analyze/mitigate security risks and threats.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communications across DNS, SMTP, SNMP, DHCP, TCP/IP, and other common network protocol.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) 

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains a CISCO certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communications across DNS, SMTP, SNMP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, TCP/IP, and other common network protocols.
  • Basic proficiency with the operation and maintenance of Cisco network devices, including hardware and software; able to perform basic network monitoring and analysis.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs)

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains a Basic Networking and Security certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communications across DNS, SMTP, SNMP, DHCP, TCP/IP, and other common network protocols.
  • Familiarity with information security domain concepts like how to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain networks, hardware, software, etc. in a secure manner to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability; utilize security solutions (access control, intrusion detection, etc.) to defend, monitor, and remediate; identify/analyze/mitigate security risks and threats.
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