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Ramapo College Announces CompTIA and CISCO Certification Programs

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MAHWAH, NJ Ramapo College of New Jersey, in affiliation with Netcom Learning of NYC, a leader in computer and IT training, announces new certification offerings in CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+, and Cisco CCENT and Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Certification. A rolling schedule of evening classes begins on September 29 on the Ramapo College campus.

Those new to the IT field begin with the CompTIA A+ Certification, the industry standard that demonstrates competency as a computer technician. The program prepares participants for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The exam proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting in numerous technologies and operating systems from vendors such as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell and some Linux variations.

The CompTIA Network+ Certification is also an international industry credential. It validates the knowledge of networking professionals in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure. In this program, participants learn the fundamentals of networking and are prepared for the Network+ certification exam. Through hands-on training and exercises, participants learn the vendor-independent skills and concepts necessary for all networking professionals.

Once IT students have earned the foundational CompTIA certifications, they may wish to pursue Cisco certifications such as the Cisco CCENT and CCNA. The programs offered at Ramapo College prepare participants to take these certification exams scheduled and offered through numerous authorized testing center venues that are easily accessible in the college’s area community.

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions – the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium-size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that validate the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. This certification helps maximize a student’s investment in foundational networking knowledge and increases the value of an employer’s network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for students who have earned certification in CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ or for network specialists, network administrators and network support engineers with 1-3 years of experience.

Visit the Websites to review the full schedule for each IT certification program and to register: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/comptia and www.ramapo.edu/cipl/cisco.

Registration is completed online. One-Stop students are invited to participate. For more information, please contact the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at cipl@ramapo.edu or 201.684.7370.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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