CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum is designed for students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) skills. CCNA provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.

Program Description

This program leads to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and introductory certifications. This program builds a solid foundation and focuses on networking protocols, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, sub-netting, trouble-shooting and network standards. This is a 222-hour program and is usually offered as three programs, CCNA 1: Network Fundamentals, CCNA 2: Routing Protocols and concepts, CCNA 3 / 4: LAN Switching and Accessing the WAN, for 28 weeks, two evenings a week for 4 hours each evening.

Primary Goals

This program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree programs and helps them prepare for CCNA certification. It also helps students develop the skills necessary to fulfill the job responsibilities of network technicians, network administrators, and network engineers. It provides a theoretically-rich, hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet. The program covers topics such as router and switch configuration, IP addressing, network security and wireless.

Consideration for Industry Certification and Articulation with Montgomery County Community College Credit Programs

The program leads to the Cisco 200-120 CCNA and 100-101 CCENT Industry Certifications and also articulates to the College’s credit courses CIS 170, 171, and 172B.


CCNA 1: Network Fundamentals Course Code # BIPCT 1037
CCNA 2: Routing Protocols and Concepts Course Code # BIPCT 1038
CCNA 3 / 4: LAN Switching and Accessing the WAN Course Code # BIPCT 1039


There is no prerequisite for the program.

Recognition of Completion

The student must get a minimum of 70% adjusted score to graduate. A certificate of completion is awarded by Cisco Systems.