MORGANTOWN, W.Va., (April 17, 2014) – West Virginia Junior College, Morgantown campus, offers Information Technology students specialized training in preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exams, which are offered at the downtown Morgantown campus location.
CCENT validates a student’s ability to install, operate and troubleshoot networks, including basic security. Achieving the certification prepares students for entry-level network support positions, which Cisco considers the starting point for successful careers in networking.
The CCENT certification shows a basic knowledge of networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals and configuring simple networks. The CCENT is the first step toward achieving the CCNA, which focuses on medium-size, more complex networks. Students who earn their CCENT will begin preparing to sit for the CCNA test.
Training began in June 2013, and six information technology students have passed the first exam and are now CCENT certified.
“This is a very difficult certification exam,” said Robin Addis, WVJC Information Technology Program Coordinator. “We are extremely proud of our students’ success in achieving the first part of the CISCO certification. This will make our students and graduates extremely valuable to our local employers.”
Cisco is world-wide company that focuses on wireless network configuration and security.
WVJC Information Technology students also sit for the A+ Certification test, which certifies the students to be a help desk technician. The exam tests students’ knowledge of PC hardware, networking, operational procedures, lap tops and printers.
For more information about the WVJC Information Technology program, visit WVJC.edu, or call (304)296-8282.