CCNA Certification

Consisting of four courses, CCNA at Northwest Florida State College is designed to teach the skills necessary to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. Certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) provides you with the opportunity to enter the workforce or further your training in the computer networking field. These courses also serve as electives in the Computer Engineering Technology and Network Administration degrees. Take one course over the whole term, or take two courses over the two mini-terms.

Courses must be taken in the following order:

  1. CET 1600C Networking Fundamentals 
    This course introduces the student to the basics of internetworking technology. This is also the first of four courses designed to prepare a student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam. The student will study Networks and Layers, Networking Devices, IP Addressing, ARP, and RARP, Media and Design, Topology, Structured Cabling, and Network Management.
  2. CET 1610C Router Theory 
    Basic Router terminology and configurations are studied in this course. The student will study Router Components, Router Configuration and IOS, TCP/IP, IP Addressing, Access Control Lists and Routing Protocols with extensive hands-on lab exercises.
  3. CET 2615C LAN Switching 
    This course introduces the student to fundamentals of LAN configurations. The student will study LAN Switching, VLANS, OSPF, EIGRP, VTP, classless routing, and LAN Design with extensive hands-on lab exercises.
  4. CET 2620C Accessing the WAN
    This course introduces the student to advanced router configuration and network design. This is also the last of four courses designed to prepare a student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam. The student will study WAN technology and design, PPP, ISDN, Frame Relay, and network management with extensive hands-on lab exercises.