Program Description

This Cisco Academy curriculum provides a student with the necessary skills to seek entry to mid-level employment in the information technology field, especially, in the configuring, installing, and maintaining Cisco routers and switches in either a LAN, WAN, or switched LAN environment. This certificate course is designed to follow the CCNP program, and is the second level of three level Cisco certification designations. Students completing this certification program will have the ability to install, configure, and maintain more complicated LAN, WAN, and switched LAN networks. To become a CCNP a student must pass four industry level certificate exams offered by Cisco.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic network management utilizing CISCO products.
  2. Apply skills needed to:
      • Construct a CISCO-based network from the “ground up.”
      • Manage a CISCO-based network.
      • Establish appropriate routing and virtual networks for any given situation utilizing CISCO products.
  3.  Obtain the appropriate CISCO certification and an entry-level position within industry.

Requirements for admission into the Cisco Certified Network Professional Preparation program:

  • CIS 164
    OR
  • Obtain CCNA certificate by passing Cisco Certified Network Associate industry certificate exam.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 12

Required Courses

  • CIS 165 - CCNP R&S Route: Implementing IP Routing (4)
  • CIS 167 - CCNP R&S Implementing CISCO IP Switched Networks (4)
  • CIS 168 - CCNP TShoot: Troubleshooting and Maintaining IP Networks (4)


Recommended electives:

  • CIS 169A - CCNA Security (4)
  • CIS 169B - Network Security 2 (4)
  • CIS 170 - CISCO IP Telephony (4)