Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Cisco Systems, Inc., is an international innovator of networking and communications technology. If you hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Kaplan University’s Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate certificate program could prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the rapidly changing world of IT. Our Cisco training courses can help students like you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Program Highlights for the Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate
The online Cisco certificate curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
- Delve into the topics of network administration, TCP/IP protocols, and network routers and switches
- Discover the skills needed to analyze, design, and evaluate software solutions as you prepare for a career in the IT field
Prepare for Certification
Taking our CCNA course and earning this
Higher Education at the Highest Standards
Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
What are the Career Opportunities?
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment working with Cisco networks.†
Prepare for Future Studies
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Curriculum: All Tracks
- Certificate Requirements
Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 27
Total Program Credits: 27
- IT 273: NETWORKING CONCEPTS Change
This course introduces the concepts behind today’s networks. It outlines current network design, explaining the OSI Model and the methods of carrying data over wired and wireless media. Other topics include network design components, such as topologies and access methods, administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery.
In this program you will learn the principles and terminology of network administration as you prepare for a career in a variety of entry-level positions in network technology and administration.* You will be provided with the skill sets needed to analyze, design, and evaluate network hardware and software solutions.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
A key part of the course assignment is your ability to use a drawing tool called Microsoft Visio. Throughout the course, you will be tasked with developing Microsoft Visio diagrams of computer networks. A quick way to pick up how to use this tool is to watch the following 10 minute YouTube video.
How to Use Microsoft Visio: A Basic Overview (10 minutes)
The skills from this course will help you determine what area of computer networking you may be interested in seeking certifications in addition to your degree. While a degree opens up many doors, employers also look at certifications in addition to your degree.†
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
- IT 278: NETWORK ADMINISTRATION Change
In many organizations, the network administrator is the wizard behind the curtain. Network connections between users and computers seem to magically perform the transmissions required for daily operations. In this course, you are introduced to basic network administration. You install and configure a network operating system in a virtualized environment and practice administrative tasks. You perform hands-on exercises demonstrating server management, user account creation, file access, storage backup, and security settings.
- IT 283: NETWORKING WITH TCP/IP Change
This course provides a thorough examination of the protocols and services in the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students gain an understanding of how network traffic is encapsulated and transported by TCP/IP on local area networks and on wide area networks, including the Internet. Students learn about message addressing and forwarding, and how network errors are resolved.
- IT 388: ROUTING AND SWITCHING I Change
This course is the first of two routing and switching courses that prepare you to design, configure, and maintain network routing and switching. You learn the basic concepts, protocols, and functions of network routers and switches. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice of configuration and troubleshooting using live and simulated labs.
- IT 471: ROUTING AND SWITCHING II Change
This course is the second of two routing and switching courses and explores more advanced topics. You will design, configure, reconfigure, and maintain network routing and switching devices. You will also learn advanced concepts in protocols, resource access, and disaster recovery. Emphasis is placed on planning, proposing, and securing network infrastructure.
- IT 273: NETWORKING CONCEPTS Change
Can I Afford This?
Kaplan University is committed to helping you find more ways to save on college tuition. Our Tuition Cap, military reductions, and transfer and experiential learning credits are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.
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*Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.