Undergraduate Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exploration

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Program Overview

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exploration provides a comprehensive overview of networking, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services. This certificate emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical application, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills and hands-on experience needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks.

The Cisco CCNA Exploration consists of four core CCNA courses. At National University, each of these core course (4.5 units) consists of two classes. Each class has 2.25 units and is defined as a four week session. The CCNA Exploration curriculum helps prepare students for the Cisco CCNA network associate certification exam. Upon completion of all eight courses ( PSX1100X, PSX1101X, PSX1102X, PSX1103X, PSX1104X, PSX1105X, PSX1106X, and PSX1107X), students are prepared for Cisco CCNA Comprehensive Exam.

Students who are enrolled or who may wish to enroll in the BSITM program should contact the Lead Faculty regarding any course substitutions within that program.

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