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Cisco - CNT Program

Cisco - CNT Program


Cisco Career Certifications are ways to validate your knowledge and further your professional opportunities.

Earning a Cisco Career Certification is one of the many steps to a promising career in the networking industry. A range of positions requiring CISCO certification or desiring experience with Cisco solutions are available through job boards and career network sites. In addition to career certifications, it is strongly advisable for students to complete a formal degree. The CNT program allows for full-time students to do both within a two-year time frame.

What Will I Learn?

JJC Networking students are trained to work with Cisco products, which are used around the world and are designed to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco is the largest vendor of networking equipment in the world with more than five billion dollars invested in research and development alone.

What is Unique About Our Cisco Career Certifications?

The program focuses on applied education for real world occupations; for example, the JJC Computer Network Technologist A.A.S. degree provides training certified by the Cisco Networking Academy, a division of Cisco Corporation.

Graduates of the program have the opportunity to take certification exams and advance their careers.

Cisco Certification Training

Joliet Junior College is proud to be an Official training center for the Cisco Networking Academy. The Cisco Networking Academy at Joliet Junior College provides students with valuable network technology skills for the global economy. These hands-on training courses qualify students to pursue a number of industry-standard certifications, such as CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security.

Starting the program is easy because there are no prerequisites! Students come from all different backgrounds and our academy teaches material from the ground-up.

The Cisco Academy curriculum teaches students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. It leads to validated skills for installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of and develops competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its infrastructure. The Cisco Academy curriculum delivers interactive web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking and hand-on skills.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    Joliet Junior College is proud to be an Official training center for the Cisco Networking Academy. The Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) program consists of four courses within the Computer and Network Technologist (CNT) program. These courses are fast-tracked so you may enroll in 2 courses per semester!

    CNT 101, Networking Fundamentals, 4 credit hours

    CNT 102, Routing Protocols and Concepts, 4 credit hours

    CNT 103, LAN Switching and Wireless, 4 credit hours

    CNT 104, Accessing the WAN, 4 credit hours

    The above four courses, which must be taken in order, are equivalent to 256 hours of instruction and provide students with a basic foundation in networking. Students who successfully complete this portion of the program are eligible to complete the CCNA certification exam.

    If you have work experience or equivalent knowledge you may qualify to test out of CNT 101. For more information, contact the Cisco program coordinator Joe Sullivan, (815) 280-7720 or jsulliva@jjc.edu.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Joliet Junior College is proud to be an Official training center for the Cisco Networking Academy. This program reflects the latest in course offerings from the Cisco Networking Academy. If you have a valid CCNA or completed CCNA course training then you qualify to enroll in our CCNP courses. The Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) program consists of four courses within the Computer and Network Technologist (CNT) program and represents advanced studies. These courses are fast-tracked so you may enroll in 2 courses per semester!

    CNT 210, Route I, 4 credit hours

    CNT 211, Route II, 4 credit hours

    CNT 212, Switch, 4 credit hours

    CNT 213, T-Shoot, 4 credit hours

    The above four courses, which must be taken in order, are equivalent to 256 hours of instruction and provide students with advanced networking skills. Students who successfully complete this portion of the program are eligible to complete the CCNP certification exams.

    For more information, contact the Cisco program coordinator Joe Sullivan, (815) 280-7720 or jsulliva@jjc.edu.

  • Cisco CCNA Security

    The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that the Cisco CCNA Security certification courseware meets the CNSS 4011 training standard. By being compliant, the Cisco CCNA Security certification curriculum provides the required training for network security professionals who assist federal agencies and private sector entities to protect their information and aid in the defense of the nation's vital information resources.

    Joliet Junior College is proud to be a Cisco Networking Academy offering a security program recognized by the National Security Agency. After completion of CNT 102 students may register for CNT 220 - CCNA Security. (Note: This course is offered typically in the Summer.)

    Course topics include, but are not limited to: implement zone-based policy firewalls, deploy IPv4 and IPv6 ACL's to mitigate threats in a network, provision signature files to mitigate network threats, work with the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Configure Cisco IOS IPS using CCP and CLI, implement an IOS IPSec site-to-site VPN with pre-shared key authentication, implement Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN using ASA device.

  • Cisco Voice and Communication Systems

    The CCNA Voice series courses from JJC offers students the exciting opportunity to work with a voice enabled network for both small to large businesses. JJC offers two courses Cisco Voice Primer and Cisco CCNA Voice that immerse students in the technology. The courses take students through an in-depth understanding of voice networking principles, tools, deployment options, integration challenges and troubleshooting techniques.

    Students work on telephony systems such as: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Connection, or Cisco Unified Presence. The course provides preparation for students to take the ICOMM exam through Cisco.

    The CCNA Voice program allows us to support a fast-growing field of networking application support. Our technology packages allow us to fully leverage our Cisco Unified Communications Solutions to unify voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks, delivering a media-rich collaboration experience across business, government agency, and institutional workspaces.

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