Information Systems Technology: Network Engineering (Specialist), C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This program 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 networks, including wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs). They prepare students to optimize WANs through internet access solutions that reduce bandwidth and lower WAN costs, and provide remote access by integrating remote dial-up access with remote 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.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

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 Career Studies Certificate = 16
One Year Credits
1st Semester
ITN
154
4
ITN
155
4
Total 8
2nd Semester
Basic Switching and Routing: Cisco
ITN
156
4
WAN Technologies: Cisco
ITN
157
4
Total 8
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 16

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

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

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