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If you are interested in becoming certified in Networking, CSM is the place to be. CSM offers certification preparation classes for the CompTIA Network+ and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. You can prepare for the exam and take the exam right here at CSM. Students who successfully complete ITS-7900 will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Network+ certification. 

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers. Students who successfully complete Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) will be ready to take ICND1 Exam 100-101 and ICND2 Exam 200-101. 

  • ITS-7860 Cisco CCNA, ICND1
  • ITS-7870 Cisco, CCNA, ICND2

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Did you know you can take certification exams at CSM?

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ITS-7860 Cisco CCNA, ICND1

Students interested in entering the networking field will learn the CCNA foundational topics. Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. Students should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision. This course will help students prepare for ICND 1 Exam for the CCENT certification. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, basic PC operating system navigation skills, basic internet usage skills, and basic IP addressing knowledge.

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ITS-7870 Cisco, CCNA, ICND2

This course is designed for students who want to enter the networking field and have completed Cisco CCNA, ICND 1. This second part of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (CCNA) course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size branch office Enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. This course will help students prepare for the ICND2 Exam for the CCNA certification. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: ITS-7860 or CCENT certification

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ITS-7880 Networking Fundamentals

Computer networks are a critical and integral part of business environments. The demand for IT professionals with experience in this technology continues to increase. Develop a solid foundation in networking fundamentals. Learn the hardware, software, protocols and security that comprise a network environment. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course serve as a stepping stone for higher level courses in Network+ and CCNA certification exam preparation. No prior network experience is required. Textbook required.

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ITS-7890 Network+ Exam Prep

Network+ Exam Prep is intended for individuals who have previous network experience. Ensure that you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking that are vital to career success in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. This course will cover the most up-to-date certification exam domains. Earning this certification can be a stepping stone to additional certifications such as Security+ and CCNA. Exam voucher included.Textbook required.

Prerequisite: ITS-7880 or previous networking experience through either education or work experience (waiver request required).

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