Cisco Systems CCENT Certification FastTrack Training - Network Technology and Systems Administration (NTSA) Department

Cisco Networking Academy logo.Students who complete this comprehensive Cisco training offered at Ohlone will have the expertise they need to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

Introduced in June 2007, the CCENT is a stepping stone to the CCNA certification. It covers topics that you would expect an entry-level technician to know, including the OSI model, DNS basics, NAT, routing, and router configuration.

This certification’s only requirement is a single exam: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (640-822). The 90-minute test involves 50 to 60 questions, and it costs $125.  You can receive a 50% discount on this exam through Ohlone’s Cisco Network Academy.

CCENT Certification Path
  Course / Exam Length Units
Recommended Course CNET-214G CCENT Certification Prep (Spring) 16 weeks 4
Certification Exam ICND1 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1    

Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.

Four reasons you should get your CCENT

  1. The CCENT demonstrates your networking knowledge in a tangible way. Getting a Cisco certification shows that you know something about networking; networks make computing possible and connect every person in the world.
  2. Earning the CCENT requires passing only one test. Earning a cert by passing just one test will boost your confidence and get you ready for the longer certification paths such as the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.
  3. A certification helps prove your knowledge to your boss. It reminds your boss and coworkers of your expertise every time they come into your office. Plus, it couldn’t hurt come time for your compensation review, right?
  4. The CCENT is a stepping stone for the CCNA. Passing the single CCNA test can be very difficult—it’s much easier to take two smaller tests that you can more easily prepare for. By passing the CCENT test, you’re halfway on the road to earning your CCNA.

For more information, contact Richard Grotegut, Program Coordinator, at rgrotegut@ohlone.edu.

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Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with your instructor.

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