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Cisco Network Administration: CCNP

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) provides students with advanced knowledge and skills to install, configure, and maintain Cisco routers and switches; configure advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs); troubleshoot complex hardware and software configurations; and perform administrative tasks in a network at the professional level. 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 Cisco Certified Network Professional Certifications (CCNP) examinations. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. An additional Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Cisco Network Administration and Security, as well as an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration, are also available.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Cisco Network Administration: CCNP (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Spring 2021

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.

This program replaces:
CCL/5328 Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional
CCL/5526 Information Technology: Cisco Networking

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology, media, topologies, reference and protocol models including Ethernet. (CIS105, CNT140AB)
  • Describe and demonstrate network segmentation including IP addressing and subnetting. (CNT140AB, CNT150AB)
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco intermediary network devices applying industry best practices and standards. (CNT140AB, CNT150AB, CNT160AB, CNT240, CNT240AA, CNT240AB, CNT250, CNT250AA, CNT250AB)
  • Design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LANs) applying industry best practices and standards. (CNT150AB, CNT160AB)
  • Configure, manage, secure, troubleshoot and integrate advanced routing protocols in a complex scalable internetwork. (CNT250, CNT250AA, CNT250AB)
  • Design, configure, and troubleshoot a campus network using advanced and multi-layer switching technologies and automation. (CNT240, CNT240AA, CNT240AB)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0)0-3
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150ABSwitching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials4
CNT160ABEnterprise Networking, Security, and Automation4
CNT240Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core (8) OR
CNT240AACisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core I (4) AND
CNT240ABCisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core II (4)8
CNT250Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (8) OR
CNT250AACisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services I (4) AND
CNT250ABCisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services II (4)8

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