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College Catalog 2014-2015

Network Engineering (Specialist)
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, MA, WO

Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed to provide the student with the training necessary to obtain several different CISCO certifications as outlined below. These certifications prepare the student to install and/or configure a network; optimize Wide Area Networks (WANs) through Internet access solutions that reduce bandwidth and lower WAN costs; and provide remote access by integrating remote dial-up access with remote Local Area Network (LAN) to LAN access, as well as supporting higher levels of performance required for new applications such as Internet commerce and multimedia. This career studies certificate also prepares the student to sit for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ITN 154 Networking Fundamentals - CISCO 4
ITN 155 Introductory Routing – CISCO 4
Total   8
2nd Semester
ITN 156 Basic Switching and Routing – CISCO 4
ITN 157 WAN Technologies – CISCO 4
Total   8
Total credits for the Network Engineering (Specialist) Career Studies Certificate=16

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by division dean.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.