Credit by Industry Certification
If you already hold current industry certifications, you may be eligible by credit by certification. Please click http://www.mcckc.edu/computerscience for more information.
IT Essentials – CompTIA A+
The Cisco Networking Academy at MCC-BT offers IT Essentials curriculum that prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-901 and 220-902. CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing and operational procedures. MCC-BT offers CSIS 111 and CSIS 151 as co-requisite classes, hiring one instructor to teach both classes using the Cisco Academy curriculum.
We offer two sequential courses to prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician (CCENT) certification exam Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) Part 1 (100-105). This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance. For more details, refer to CSIS 112 & CSIS 113.
CCNA Routing & Switching
We offer four sequential courses to prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching 200-125 certification exam. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management. For students who have successfully passed the CCENT ICND Part 1 certification exam, we offer two sequential courses to prepare for the CCNA Routing & Switching ICND Part 2 (200-105) certification exam. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills related to LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance. For more details, refer to CSIS 112, CSIS 113, CSIS 212 & CSIS 213.
For students interested in cyber security for networks, we offer CCNA Security which can be taken after CSIS 112 & 113 courses are completed. The National Systems Security (INFOSEC) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes the Cisco CCNA Security courseware meets CNSS 4011 training. Candidates who have met the standard will be issued a letter of recognition acknowledging their completion of the recommended training requirements. This letter of recognition can be used as confirmation of having met the CNSS 4011 requirements. This Network Security course prepares students for the CCNA Security, Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS 210-260) certification exam. This exam tests the candidate's knowledge of secure network infrastructure, understanding core security concepts, managing secure access, VPN encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, web and email content security, and endpoint security. The exam validates skills for installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of a secure network to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. For more details, refer to CSIS 272.
CCNP Routing & Switching
For the more advanced student pursuing a career in network engineering, we offer three additional courses which prepare students for the three Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching certification exams: 300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH, and 300-135 TSHOOT.
The Implementing Cisco IP Routing 300-101 ROUTE exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. Candidates are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.
The 300-101 ROUTE exam also covers the configuration of highly secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. The Implementing Cisco IP Switching 300-115 SWITCH exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. Candidates are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. The SWITCH exam also covers highly secure integration of VLANs and WLANs.
The Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 300-135 TSHOOT exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to: plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Refer to CSIS 216, CSIS 217 & CSIS 218.