Cisco Networking Academy® at Montgomery County Community College
Montco is the regional Cisco Networking Academy Support Center, providing services to the region’s businesses, schools, and communities, offering IT training from basic computer knowledge to cybersecurity professional training.
The Cisco Networking Academy® Program offers valuable networking and IT skills for students and workers who want to expand their IT knowledge or consider a career in the high-tech industry. The Academy program offers courses online using the same high-quality web-based format that has been proven successful to more than one million students in over 150 countries.
*Some courses have Credit and Non-Credit formats. Taking a credited course offers the possibility to transfer earned credits into an Associate's program at Montco.
The following course programs are provided to introduce learners to the exciting technology opportunities available in the areas of:
PC Support and Maintenance
Every smart device uses an operating system (OS) -- smart devices like personal computers,
smartphones, game consoles, smart TVs, and the list continues. Whether the OS used
is Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, or iOS, knowing how it works is a key digital skill
you will need. Take this course to build your foundational knowledge for success in
any IT career.
For learners exploring the Networking field (take any or all of these classes)
For Intermediate learners seeking a highly valued industry validated credential.
* If taken at Montgomery County Community College, these courses may also be applied to advanced certificates or degree options
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Preparation
- Introduction to Networks
- Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
- Enterprise Security and Automation
- Network Engineer (All 3 CCNA courses combined)
- CCNA Bootcamp
* For individuals who have completed the above course series, or have industry experience and need review prior to taking the exam
** The CCNA Exam MAY be administered at the college at the end of the class
Cybersecurity professionals who can protect and defend an organization’s network are in high demand. Put your detective-like qualities to work by gaining knowledge toward a career in fighting cybercrime.
For those exploring the Cybersecurity field
For individuals looking to obtain an entry-level certification in Cybersecurity - Course progression listed below
There is the availability to take these courses as a group pathway program or individually. These courses if taken as part of a whole program are offered at a discount, as opposed to taking each course individually.
- Cisco Junior Cybersecurity Technician
- Introduction to Cybersecurity
- Networking Basics
- Network Devices and Initial Configuration
- Cyber Endpoint Security
- Network Defense
- Cyber Threat Management
- Cybersecurity Pathway Exam
*Cost included with pathway exam
- Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) Cybersecurity
For intermediate learners seeking a highly valued industry validated credential.
- CyberOps Associate
(provides preparation for the Cisco CyberOps Associate certification)
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