Cisco IT Academy

Cisco IT Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a partnership between Cisco Systems and the Baltimore County Public Schools. The Networking Academy curriculum centers on teaching students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. The program prepares students for a global workplace, while serving as a valuable model for e-learning. To learn more about this program, please visit Cisco Systems Inc. or download the Cisco Academy brochure at Cisco Academy Brochure.

Students may take the following industry certifications:

Cisco Networking (CCNA—Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification) 
The Cisco CCNA program offers comprehensive associate-level training and certification focused on the solutions and technologies you need to implement and administer a broad range of modern networking and IT infrastructure. The CCNA program can launch your technical career through training and certification. Certification requires one exam, 200-301 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). This exam covers a broad range of fundamentals you need for any direction you want to go: network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.

Cisco IT Essentials (CompTIA A+ Certification)
CompTIA A+ certification validates the latest skills needed by today's computer support professionals. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification recognized by major hardware and software vendors, distributors and resellers. CompTIA A+ confirms a technician's ability to perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. The CompTIA A+ 220-1001 covers mobile devices, networking technology, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing and network troubleshooting.  The CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems, expanded security, software troubleshooting and operational procedures.

Cyber Security (CompTIA Security+ Certification)
The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Kara Lynch, Ph.D.
Supervisor of Business and Computer Science Education
Phone: 443-809-8924

The following High Schools are eligible to offer Cisco Networking Programs:  (Please contact schools directly for specific program offering.)

Eastern Technical High School
New Town High School
Parkville High School 
Sollers Point Technical High School
Western School of Technology