Network Technology: Cisco Information Technology Certificates

Undergraduate Certificate


The number of jobs in the Network and Computer Systems Administrator sector increased 57% from 2014 to 2015*. You can earn the credentials to meet the demand in as little as one year with an online Undergraduate Certificate in Network Technology: Cisco.

Enroll in this certificate program to learn how to build IT solutions with Cisco-based technology and standards, communicate effectively in IT business environments, and evaluate design implementations.

*Source: Labor Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies)

Undergraduate IT Certificate Plus Certifications

You can earn up to four in-demand industry certifications in as little as one year with Capella’s online Undergraduate Certificate in Network Technology: Microsoft. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to take certification exams—and vouchers to take them for free. Earn these certifications:

  •          CompTIA A+
  •          CompTIA Network+
  •          CompTIA Security+
  •          Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Routing and Switching

Hands-In Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Capella’s virtual lab environment gives you a practical, hands-on learning experience designed around industry best practices. Our safe, interactive platform allows you to develop in-demand skills by practicing with tools you’d work with in your future career.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Apply Certificate Credit to Your Degree

Your Undergraduate Certificate in Network Technology: Cisco can stand alone to demonstrate your specialized knowledge. In addition, because this certificate program is comprised of bachelor’s-level courses, you’ll be able to apply the credits you earn to your degree in the same area.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 8 Core courses

Classes Start July 13th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

We’ve decided to waive all application fees until further notice.

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 24 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

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*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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Ways to save

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10% military discount

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Employer & association discounts

If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.

Employer reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.

Sample courses

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Introduction to Network Technology

This course introduces learners to the key concepts underlying Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN). Learners examine the layered architecture of the network protocol stack, including the OSI and the TCP/IP models, and apply the principles of designing networks and implementing network protocols. Learners also apply topics of network topologies, cloud computing, networking devices, cabling, and basic network security.

3 quarter credits
Hardware and Operating Systems

In this course, learners demonstrate their knowledge of hardware and operating systems, focusing on peripherals and file management. Learners use modern operating systems, including Windows, Linux and MacOS to demonstrate their skill with hardware and operating systems.

3 quarter credits
Systems Administration

This course provides the opportunity for learners to acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required of a systems administrator. Learners employ tools and procedures to install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain modern computer systems.

3 quarter credits
IT3355 *
Network Architecture

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge and skills with the fundamentals of network architecture. Learners apply knowledge of network characteristics and network topologies to develop a scope document for a proposed network architecture. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2250.

3 quarter credits
Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge of information security fundamentals. Learners apply their understanding of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to the basics of access control and network security measures.

3 quarter credits
IT4150 *
Internetworking Architectures 1

Learners in this course develop their understanding of the design and integration of multi-protocol networks (local area networks and wide area networks) to form an enterprise network. Learners design intranets/internets, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and firewalls using different internetworking devices and media. Learners gain the skills needed to configure Cisco® equipment, and analyze issues associated with designing enterprise networks including cost, compatibility, expandability, security, and future requirements. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits
IT4155 *
Internetworking Architectures 2

This course focuses on the architectural methodologies used in the design and development of computer networks, including the physical structure of internal components of network devices and their interactions in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). Learners evaluate the planning, methods, procedures, and tools necessary to prevent vulnerabilities in networked systems, and examine the procedures used to validate and restore network services following an incident. Learners also strengthen the skills needed to manage, operate, and maintain networked, managed, and linked systems and peripherals. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4150.

3 quarter credits

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