Skills Certificate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching Preparation

Cisco Certification

This certificate prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching exams. This certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

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


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Perform basic configurations of network devices.
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6 using OSPF, EIGRP, and RIP.
  • Configure and troubleshoot serial and broadband connections.

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 220CCNA Scaling Networks3
CSCO 221CCNA WAN Fundamentals3
Total Units14
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CSCO 120 CCNA Internetworking Fundamentals 4
 Semester Total4
2nd semester
CSCO 121 CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials 4
 Semester Total4
3rd semester
CSCO 220 CCNA Scaling Networks 3
CSCO 221 CCNA WAN Fundamentals 3
 Semester Total6
 Total Units14