The Cisco Networking Academy Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) programs are a series of evening classes taught at CNM’s Workforce Training Center.
Veterans or New Mexico Residents: Financial assistance is available to defray as much as 100% of the Cisco Network Academy costs.
Investing in networking education has a huge payoff. Within a few years (according to ITCareerFinder.com), a New Mexico CCNA Network Associate’s average annual wage can hit $70,310 with an average hourly wage of $33.80.
The Cisco Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information technology (IT) careers in virtually every industry.
Students develop foundational skills in IT while acquiring career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.
IT Industry Certifications
- Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Prerequisite: Prior IT experience, Network Pro, or CompTIA Network certifications.
Introduction to Networks (Weeks 1-4)
- Understand the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet, the role of protocol layers in data networks and the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
- Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks
- Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations and build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
- Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
- Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyse data traffic
Routing & Switching Essentials (Weeks 5-8)
- Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process
- Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them
- Describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
- Configure and troubleshoot static routing and default routing (RIP and RIPng), an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) network, access control lists (ACLs) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks, and Network Address Translation (NAT) operations
Scaling Networks (Weeks 9-12)
- Configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, Rapid Spanning, Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), and EtherChannel, first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) in a switched network, wireless routers and wireless clients, routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using single-area OSPF, multiarea OSPF, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
- Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files
Connecting Networks (Weeks 13-16)
- Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits and the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
- Configure and troubleshoot serial connections, broadband connections, tunneling operations, and Network Address Translation (NAT) operations
- Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
- Understand and describe network architectures
Network Associate 2019
- Dates: TBD Spring 2019
- One week break between each class to allow time for certification exams
- Class Schedule: Saturdays, 9am-3pm
Funding may be available for those who qualify. The Cyber Academy is a non-credit program that is not eligible for Financial Aid, but many Albuquerque residents qualify for funds that can assist with the cost of the program.
Cyber Academy programs are now eligible for the GI Bill. Veterans should apply for GI Bill benefits using the VONAPP, and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before applying to the bootcamp.
New Mexico residents might also be eligible for up to $5000 in tuition assistance from the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit your local NM Workforce Connection Center for details.