The Advanced Cisco Networking Technologies program will prepare students to obtain their Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certifications. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to design and put in place a network infrastructure with an understanding of IP Address management, conservation of bandwidth, and security. Students will focus their studies on the use of various interior and exterior gateway routing protocols; router security; and the Cisco firewall administration. The program will also prepare students to obtain the first two levels of the Cisco Certified Security Professional (CSSP) certification.
The Associates of Applied Science degree is recommended for students who wish to eventually pursue a Baccalaureate degree or a management position in industry. The academic courses included in the A.A.S. degree will transfer on to Baccalaureate institutions and provide a broader training for industry.