9 credit hours.
This certificate prepares students for advanced-level positions in the field of computer networking. Successful completion of this certificate results in an in-depth understanding of networking, routers and switches as well as knowledge of Local and Wide Area Networking operation. The concepts covered in this certificate enable the student to develop experience in remote access, advanced switching routing, IP addressing, advanced routing protocols and network troubleshooting. Cisco Networking Academy courses NETW 221, NETW 223 and NETW 296 prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Networking Professional exam. In addition to the CCNP certification exam objectives, this certificate covers topics to enhance an overall understanding of the use of virtual private networks.
Prerequisite for this certificate is a current CCNA certification or successful completion of NETW 124.
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