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What is Cisco networking ?

Cisco stands for Computer Information Systems Company. Cisco's primary business is in internet working products, such as routers, bridges and switches. 

The Internet and its accompanying networking technologies have made our world increasingly interconnected, transforming the way we work, learn, communicate and do business. Broadband connections, Voice over Internet Protocol or (VoIP), unified messaging and other network types are becoming more integrated.

As networks become integrated they become more complicated, and they require upgraded hardware technologies to handle additional network traffic. With more than 80 percent of Internet data traffic traveling across Cisco equipment, Cisco Systems is regarded as the leader in network technology.

You can prepare for an exciting career integrating networks using industry-leading technology. MCC's Cisco Networking Academy® program gives you the technical knowledge needed to obtain Cisco's nationally recognized computer networking certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate™ (CCNA™). CCNA certification indicates basic knowledge of networking systems. It prepares you to become a help desk engineer, field technician, level 1 system engineer or integrator.
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cisco at mcc

MCC's Cisco Networking Academy is the only educational center in the area that teaches the latest version of Cisco's curriculum. The Cisco curriculum undergoes constant refinement using Cisco's Curriculum Development Overview model. Our faculty and teaching facilities are Cisco-certified. MCC invests significant resources in our facilities to ensure that you are trained on the latest equipment. MCC's teaching method of presentation, demonstration and hands-on exercises prepares you to be productive. MCC's Ciso network training lasts four quarters so that you receive the information you need at a comprehendible rate. 

program descriptions

  • CISCO Network Technician Option - associate of applied science, provides students with the latest knowledge used by many businesses to build and maintain their network systems

  • Cisco Certified Network Assistant (ITCCC) - career certificate, allows students to sit the certification exam for the Cisco Certified Network Associate

job and salary expectations 

As with all wireless systems throughout the world, security is mandatory for organizations. MCC's Network Security courses will give you the software expertise to defend computer networks from intruders.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer network administrators is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks, the demand for systems administrators is increasing. 

Consider that the average salary earned by Cisco certified professionals in the TCP Magazine Salary Survey (June 2002) is $64,000. And, the more certifications one has, the greater his or her earning power.

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Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation." The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment.  We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (ITCCC) - Career Certificate