Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though a VUE or Prometric testing center.
This program prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The course work includes Cisco semesters 1 - 4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math, and basic electronics is desired but not required. Background in cabling is beneficial. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though a VUE or Prometric testing center.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Computer Network Support Specialist in the state of Minnesota is $29.60 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 6.3%, a high-growth career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CPTR 1136||Networking I||4|
|CPTR 1147||Networking II||4|
|CPTR 2226||Networking III||3|
|CPTR 2227||Networking IV||3|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 78
All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
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