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Kaplan Continuing Education Launches New Online CISCO Certification Programs

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Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2008

Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE) today announced the launch of three new online Cisco certification programs designed to provide students with the knowledge to seek employment in the high-demand Information Technology field.


“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Technology is the fastest growing sector in the economy, with an expected growth rate of 68 percent through 2012,” said Lisa Rosenzweig, the Executive Director at Kaplan Continuing Education. “With continuous advancements in technology and a growing focus on security, it’s increasingly important for IT professionals and those seeking employment in IT to update their technology skills. Career IT training can help keep skills fresh.”


KCE’s three new certificate programs, which include a Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certificate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certificate, are designed to prepare students for positions as systems engineers, systems administrators, or information security specialists.


The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certificate program is designed to teach students how to install, setup, operate and troubleshoot a small organizational branch network. The courses will include the fundamentals of networking, routing and switching; how to connect to a Wide Area Network; basic wireless and security concepts; configuring and operating IOS devices; and how to configure simple networks. The CCENT is the first step towards the CCNA and CCNP certifications.


The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate program is designed to teach students to install, setup, operate and troubleshoot a medium-size routed and switched network. The training includes lessons in implementing and verifying remote site connections in a Wide Area Network, and implementing network security and mitigating security threats. The courses will also cover network types, media, and the TCP/IP and OSI network models; how to identify IP routes and manage IP traffic; and how to establish point-to-point and frame relay connections.


The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate program is designed to teach students to install, setup, operate and troubleshoot large enterprise local and wide area networks with 500 or more nodes. Students will receive training in managing routers, switches and enterprise applications that integrate wireless networking, security and voice systems into a network.


KCE’s Cisco IT training is self-paced and accessible virtually anywhere and any time. Each Cisco certificate program can be completed in six months or less. The Kaplan Continuing Education certificate programs offer online career education and training to professionals looking for a real-world education coupled with the flexibility of web-based learning. KCE programs are designed to provide students with the educational foundation they need to distinguish themselves from the competition. For more information on the Cisco certification programs, visit


Kaplan Continuing Education is part of Kaplan University, which is based in Davenport, IA. Kaplan University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The University offers more than 100 academic programs and currently serves more than 41,000 online and on-ground students. To learn more, visit


About Kaplan Higher Education

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves 80,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the United States and in Europe. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from high school diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). For more information, visit