The IT - CCNA Exam Prep Certificate is a 9 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Credit for Prior Learning Available

Cisco 1 - Network Communications 1 (10150185)


Examines both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking, including: introduction to the OSI and TCP/IP models; gain familiarity with the various network devices and network addressing schemes; and discover the types of media used to carry data across the network. By the end of this course, the learner will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes.


Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): MICROAPP 10154100 - IT Hardware Fundamentals, MICROAPP 10154102 - IT Software Fundamentals

Industry Credentials Accepted:

Cisco 3 - Network Communications 3 (10150187)


Examines the architecture, components, operations, and security for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. Learners will configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation. Learners will configure and troubleshoot OSPFv2, ACLs, NAT, and QoS on IPv4 and IPv6 networks.


Student has completed all of the following course(s): CISNET 10150186 - Cisco 2 - Network Comm 2

Industry Credentials Accepted:

Cisco 2 - Network Communications 2 (10150186)


Examines switching, routing, and wireless essentials including the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in small networks. Learners analyze wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Learners apply configuration and troubleshooting techniques on routers and switches for advanced functionality using security best practices. Learners resolve common issues with protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.


Student has completed all of the following course(s): CISNET 10150185 - Cisco 1 - Network Comm 1

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • CISCO™ CCNA (200-301)

Test-Out Option Term Definitions


An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.


A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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