Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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Program at a Glance
  • Acquire foundational knowledge of key IT areas, including network administration and TCP/IP protocols.
  • Configure and troubleshoot network routers and switches using live and simulated labs.
  • By completing the Cisco networking courses online and earning this certificate, you prepare for the CCNA certification exam.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 27
COST PER CREDIT $371
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate Overview

Cisco Systems, Inc., is an international innovator of networking and communications technology. Purdue Global’s postbaccalaureate Cisco networking certificate can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to gain a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving IT field.

Coursework focuses on preparing you with the skills needed to analyze, design, and evaluate software solutions as you prepare for a career in Cisco networking. Cisco networking courses online focus on:

  • Technology skills: Apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve problems.
  • System and client specifications: Design information systems and analyze users’ technical issues.
  • Technology analysis: Evaluate IT trends, practices, and products.
  • Business analysis: Assess the potential impact of information systems and technology on business processes.
  • Project management: Apply project management practices, tools, and methods.
  • Professional development: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professional development in the IT field.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Prepare for Certification

Earning an online certificate in Cisco networking can help you prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.*

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Career Opportunities

Our Cisco networking certificate program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level career opportunities with Cisco networks in the IT field.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Judgement and Decision Making
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Active Listening
  5. Systems Analysis

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016–2028) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Our cisco networking courses offer you the opportunity to study topics such as:

  • Network administration
  • TCP/IP protocols
  • Network routers and switches
Sample Courses
  • Networking Concepts
  • Network Administration
  • Networking With TCP/IP
  • Routing and Switching I and II
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Credit Breakdown
  • Major Credits27
  • Total Credits27

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.