Cisco Systems Networking Academy

CISCO Systems, Inc., based in San Jose, California, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance LAN and WAN products such as routers, switches and hubs, and sponsors this program at ACC.

The Cisco Networking Academy Program prepares you to design, install and maintain small- to medium-sized local and wide-area networks. The program consists of four courses of five credits each. Classes meet once or twice per week for discussion, testing and lab activities. Students who successfully complete the four courses will have the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.

Because the Cisco curriculum is online, you should have Internet access from home and an email account. In addition it is recommended that prospective Cisco students be comfortable using a command-line interface. Some computer hardware experience will be helpful, although not required.

The Cisco program is intense and demanding; it is not for the casual student or computer beginner. Students new to the college experience are advised to begin with introductory computer courses to sharpen time-management and study skills. We also recommend that prospective students have some practical experience with networks or have completed an introductory networking course such as CNG 124, Networking I: Network+.

  • For detailed information on the Cisco program please visit the Cisco website.