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Cisco Networking

Cisco Networking at SRJCProgram Overview

The network is the new frontier, and our networking courses place students at the forefront of today’s evolving digital world. We deliver hands-on instruction, expose students to cutting-edge technology, and provide unmatched career development support. When you learn from a proven leader in networking education and innovation, you can be certain you’re learning about the tech of the future.

The Cisco Networking Academy™ Program is a comprehensive e-learning program that provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy Program delivers Web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs, instructor training and support, and preparation for industry-standard certifications.

Combining instructor-led, online education with hands-on laboratory exercises, the curriculum for the Cisco Certification Training in CCNA Skills Certificate enables students to apply what they learn in class while working on actual networks.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is the first step in a Cisco career certification path. The Cisco Networking Academy teaches the fundamentals of inter-network design, optimization, and security. That is, how to get separated computers and networks to communicate appropriately with one another. Students also learn the basics of router and switch configuration. Eighty percent of the traffic on the Internet passes through Cisco routers and switches.




Network Administrators, consultants and help desk support personal, benefit from this series of classes. These jobs are proving to be more immune to overseas outsourcing than other IT professions and demand for proficient workers is fairly constant. Some students may complete these courses as a way to prepare for the CCNA exam, while others will enroll as an avenue for advancement in their current jobs.

See the Cisco Network Academy website for additional information about the types of courses taught at the SRJC Cisco Networking Academy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Plan, design and install Ethernet Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Networks at the entry-level-technician.
  2. Analyze and improve computer network performance and security on routers and switches.
  3. Operate and troubleshoot Ethernet TCP/IP Networks at the entry-level-technician.
  4. Demonstrate end-to-end protocol connectivity across a variety of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) protocol.

» Learn more about the Cisco Certification Training in CCNA Certificate requirements



Recent Graduates

“I was able to get a job here in Sonoma County as a result of the CCNA program I took. The knowledge I got from your classes is extremely valuable here. Again thank you!”
— Recent program graduate

Graduates of this program have gone on to work as network technicians throughout Sonoma County and beyond.

Career Paths

Be prepared for the possible six-hour interview with knowledge about VLANs, STP, and 802.1q encapsulation. Impress your potential employers and get hired for that full-time position.

Job titles include:

  • Network Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator

» Learn more about Network and Computer Systems Administrator careers

Labor Statistics

Network and Computer Systems Administrator median pay $88,410 per year
Network and Computer Systems Administrator job outlook, 2018-28 5% growth

» Learn more about Network and Computer Systems Administrator labor statistics



Contact Information

Cisco Networking Program
Computer Studies Department

Michael McKeever
Cisco Networking Program Coordinator
(707) 778-3960
Call Building PC 655 / Tech Academy Wing, Petaluma

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