Skills Certificate - Cisco Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security Preparation

This certificate prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security certification exams. This certification validates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

These courses may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Perform basic configurations of network devices.
  • Configure and troubleshoot routing in a small routed network.
  • Identify basic security threats and vulnerabilities for a given network and apply necessary security measures to prevent a possible network compromise.

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
CSCO 120CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals4
CSCO 121CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials4
CSCO 230Fundamentals of Network Security4
Total Units12
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals (Certificate) 4
 Semester Total4
2nd semester
CSCO 121 CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials (Certificate) 4
 Semester Total4
3rd semester
CSCO 230 Fundamentals of Network Security (Certificate) 4
 Semester Total4
 Total Units12