The Cisco Networking Academy is a curriculum offered by Cisco that provides a method for secondary and higher education academic institutions to offer their students Cisco certified training. NHTI has been authorized by Cisco to offer training for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Training Program (CCNA) since 1999.
NHTI offers the Cisco Networking Academy Program in several ways to accommodate the differing needs of our students.
- NHTI also offers CISCO training as part of our Information Technology Associate Degree Program.
- As a high school student, you may also earn college credit by enrolling in NHTI's Running Start Program which offers CISCO training.
- If you already have a degree in Computer Science or only are interested in the Cisco certification training please contact Fred Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Classes are offered both day and evenings.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate Training Program
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills.
A Cisco Certified Network Associate works with networking equipment such as routers and switches to build Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). These Networks allow people to share information, access the Internet and work collaboratively from across the room or on opposite sides of the world.
At NHTI you will be building LANs, WANs and wireless networks with Cisco routers and switches and connecting various end user devices including Windows clients, servers, printers, web servers and others. You will gain knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, WAN standards such as HDLC and PPP and routing protocols such as OSPF, RIPv2 and EIGRP. You will also implement layer 2 concepts such as VLans and Spanning Tree protocol.
If your goal is to learn how to build and maintain small to medium sized LANs and WANs or if you are currently working in the field and want to obtain the CCNA certification to further your skills and career then this track is for you.
Benefits of CCNA Certification
Overall, Cisco certification validates an individual's achievement, so it increases the holder's professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise.
A CCNA can do the following:
- Install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol LANs and WANs
- Provide Level 1 troubleshooting service
- Improve network performance and security
Positions for a CCNA include:
- Help desk engineer
- Field technician
- Level 1 systems engineer
NHTI's Cisco Lab is equipped with over:
- 40 routers
- 30 switches
- 20 wireless devices
- 8 Cisco VoIP routers
- 16 Cisco IP Phones
- Instructors are trained and certified through the Cisco Academy.
- Small classes for more one-on-one instructor interaction.
- Program accommodates different learning styles by using multiple media to deliver content
Note: While this program requires no previous network experience, it is necessary to have basic computer skills, which includes basic PC operating system experience, email and Internet access and basic word processing skills.