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.
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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.

Prepare for Certification

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

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required to enroll. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

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  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

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  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

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  • Grants

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  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

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  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

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  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

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  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

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What Courses Will I Take?

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

  • Windows administration
  • TCP/IP protocols
  • Network routers and switches
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Sample Courses
  • Networking Concepts
  • Windows Administration
  • Networking With TCP/IP
  • Routing and Switching I and II

Program Requirements

  • Major Credits
  • Total Credits

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 (2018–2030) 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.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 100% IT faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 36% IT faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 237 Faculty publications in 2020–2021
student at desk icon More Than 36,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2020–2021

Advanced and Doctoral Degrees: Statistics include all Purdue Global IT faculty members. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, May 2022.
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.

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*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.