Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
The Cisco Certified Networking Associate program will provide you with the groundwork for more advanced studies, such as obtaining CCNA certification. In this part-time online program, you will use simulation software to gain experience with Cisco equipment. If you are a current networking student, or working as a system engineer, field technician, network administrator or help desk support specialist and want to update your skills and credentials, you will do just that and be prepared to write the CCNA Certification Exam. This certificate program does not include the cost of the CCENT and CCNA™ certification exams.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Skills.
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|INFO10243||Introduction to Networks||Focus on networking terminology and protocols, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling and cabling tools, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and network standards. 70 hours.|
|COMP10208||Routing and Switching Essentials||This course focuses on initial router configuration, IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP and access control lists (ACLs). Students will develop skills on how to configure a router, manage IOS software, configure routing protocols, and set access control lists to control data flow on a network. 70 hours.|
|COMP10209||Scaling Networks||This course focuses on Advanced IP address techniques, Variable Length Subnet masking, intermediate routing protocols, command line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, Virtual Local Area Network, Spanning Tree Protocol and VLAN Trunking Protocol. You will learn how to design and configure networks using switches and VLANs, plus more advanced filtering skills will be taught. 70 hours.|
|COMP10210||Connecting Networks||This course focuses on Advanced IP address techniques, WAN technology and terminology such as PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, Network Management and an introduction to optical networking. Network design and implementation will be discussed with an emphasis on network security and reliability. There will be extensive hands-on exercises. 70 hours.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|INFO10243||Introduction to Networks||
|COMP10208||Routing and Switching Essentials||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn||OntarioLearn|
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