CCNA 200-301 MicroDiploma

Credential: MicroDiploma

MicroDiplomas are intended
for students who want to
upgrade their skills or get
a comprehensive education in
a new subject.

An entry-level Information Technology certification, the CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate – is issued by the hardware company Cisco. Officially known as Implementing and Administering Cisco Network Technologies, Cisco describes their certification exam as one that “covers a broad range of fundamentals based on the latest technologies, software development skills and job roles”

By successfully completing this course, you will have the skills required to take the Cisco exam which upon passing you will be able to manage and optimize today’s most advanced computer networks. This certification is good for three years.

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About This Program

The CCNA 200-301 Volume 1 course prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. This course covers the foundational topics of networking, including network components, protocols, and architectures.

Students learn the principles of IP addressing, subnetting, routing, switching, and network security as well as how to configure and troubleshoot basic network devices, including routers and switches.

In addition, the course covers the basics of wireless networking, network automation, and network programmability. Students learn the different types of wireless networks and the technologies that support them, and the importance of network automation and programmability in modern networking environments.

Throughout the course, students will have simulated, hands-on lab exercises to reinforce concepts covered in lectures. These labs enable students to practice configuring and troubleshooting network devices in a simulated environment.

The CCNA 200-301 Volume 2 course is the continuation of the CCNA 200-301 Volume 1 course, designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. This course builds upon the foundational topics covered in Volume 1 and focuses on more advanced networking concepts.

Students will learn about the different types of routing protocols, including dynamic routing protocols such as OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) and EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol). They will also learn about WAN technologies such as Point-to-Point Protocol and Frame Relay, as well as VPN technologies such as IPsec and SSL VPN.

In addition, the course covers network services such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Domain Name System, and Network Time Protocol, and the importance of network virtualization using technologies such as VLANs and VXLANs. Students also learn about network security concepts such as access control, firewalls, and intrusion prevention systems.

What You Will Learn:

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Network Access
  • Internet Protocol Connectivity
  • Internet Protocol Services
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Automation and Programmability

Program Objectives:

This course is designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam which is valid for three years. The CCNA exam tests candidates on their knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, security, and management.


All MicroDiploma courses have different grading systems. For most, it is a combination of homework, assignments, quizzes and exams. Some course grading is 100% based on assignments or exams. An example of the breakdown is listed below.

  • Homework and Lab Assignments – 40%
  • Review Quizzes – 30%
    These will test your comprehension of course materials following each section of the course.
  • Knowledge Assessments – 30%
    An overall assessment of the course material, may consist of one or more exams.
Average Duration

6 weeks at 20 hours per week.


All courses are taught in English.

Global Applications

Apply your new knowledge and skills around the World.

Textbook Included

World-class textbooks are available with no extra cost.

Transfer Credits

Module credits you have completed can be put towards a MicroDiploma. Earn MicroDiploma credits to put towards a Diploma.

Program Textbooks

CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Volume 1 and 2

Easy to use with simple search and navigation, this textbook enables you to succeed on the CCNA exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Included in the information are preparation hints and test-taking tips that will help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.


Wendell Odom: Delivering a depth of content, technical accuracy and instructor experience not available from any other certification series. Odom’s reputation and skills are known worldwide as a result of his many Cisco Press certification book titles within the CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Data Center, CCNP, CCVP, and CCIE Routing and Switching certifications. Wendell is uniquely qualified to guide you along your certification path. For over 30 years he has immersed himself in the real world of networking and helping professionals worldwide succeed. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed in Canada

Take advantage of an increasing job market in Canada.


Job Postings

$81,000 CAD*

Average salary

Job Opportunities

Network Engineer
Network Administrator
Network Security Engineer
Systems Administrator, IT
IT Manager
Technical Support Engineer
$87,500 CAD
$69,500 CAD
$100,500 CAD
$69,500 CAD
$101,000 CAD
$59,500 CAD


These statistics are from from February, 2023 and may not represent current employment numbers.

Skills You Will Gain

  • OS Installation

  • Troubleshooting

  • Hardware Assembly

  • Hardware Disassembly

  • PC Setup

  • Network Set Up

  • Cybersecurity

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CCNA 200-301 MicroDiploma


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Exclusive Benefits of a Canada North College MicroDiploma

Affordability: Compared to other Canadian online and in-person colleges, we offer the same high-quality education at lower prices.

Top Learning Materials: We use the best textbooks and learning platforms available, written and recognized by industry experts.

Industry-experienced Instructors: Our faculty members come from the course industry and are up to date on the latest trends and techniques.

World-Class Skills: Canadian post-secondary education is recognized the world over for its excellence in preparing students to enter the global job market.

Cost Effective: Because we are online, there is no need to obtain a student visa or incur the financial or emotional costs associated with relocating to Canada for your studies.

Career-Focused Knowledge: Graduate prepared to enter the job market that corresponds to your field of study and ready to meet employer needs.


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Everything depends on your experience, location, industry, and the job market itself.

Network Engineer: The average salary for a Network Engineer is around $81,000 per year in the United States, according to Glassdoor.

Network Administrator: The average salary for a Network Administrator is around $65,000 per year in the United States, according to Glassdoor.

Systems Administrator: The average salary for a Systems Administrator is around $64,000 per year in the United States, according to Glassdoor.

the job market for Network Systems Administrators is expected to be favorable. Professionals who stay up-to-date with the latest technology and security trends may be in higher demand.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Keep ahead of the pack by learning the latest technologies in a Network Systems Administrator Diploma from NeoCanada.

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Graduates from Canadian post-secondary institutions have higher employability rates, making them more competitive in the job market both domestically and globally.

Diplomas focus on a distinct discipline and are intended to give students a practical education to develop greater knowledge. Graduates of Diploma Programs have proven themselves to be capable individuals and are highly valuable to employers.

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MicroDiplomas are a section of a Diploma. They are intended for students who want to upgrade their skills or get a comprehensive education in a new subject.

  • MicroDiplomas are comprised of 2-4 courses.

Modules provide students with knowledge of a single subject and are an excellent way for students to try out online education and learn something new.

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