Computer Information Systems: System & Network Administration (A.A.S.)

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Hudson Valley Community College offers the Cisco Network Academy as part of the CIS System and Network Administration program. Augmenting the System and Network Administration program with the Cisco Network Academy curriculum prepares students for the de facto industry standard - Cisco Network Certifications.

The Cisco Network Academy is a partnership between Cisco Systems and Education Institutions created to teach students how to design, build and maintain computer networks. The Cisco Network Academy is a comprehensive learning program comprised of cutting edge content and state of the art computer networking laboratories that provide students with the internet technology skills essential in a global economy.

The Cisco Network Academy CCNA and CCNP curriculums are contained in the following four courses. Computer and Network Security are infused throughout the curriculum.

  • CISS 120 - Introduction to Data Communications
  • CISS 121 - Introduction to Network Administration
  • CISS 270 - Network Infrastructure
  • CISS 271 - Network Management

The CISS 120/CISS 121 course sequence prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam.

The CISS 270/CISS 271 course sequence prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Exam.

The Cisco Network Academy is open to anyone interested in obtaining Cisco-certified network training. A student does not have to be enrolled in the CIS program's System and Network Administration option in order to take the Cisco Network Academy courses.

Students can choose to take only the first course sequence (CISS 120/CISS 121). However, the first course sequence is required if students wish to take the second course sequence (CISS 270/CISS 271).

For more information about the Cisco Network Academy at Hudson Valley Community College, contact:

James Looby
Department Chair
Brahan Hall, Room 206
(518) 629-7225