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Computer Information Systems

CISCO Networking and Network Security certificate

Note: This program is not available in 2014/15.

The certificate in CISCO Networking and Network Security provides students with a solid, broad background in computer networking and network security using the CISCO curriculum. The program will prepare students for the CCNA Certification exam and partially for the CCNP, NS, and FWL exams which can be written through Cisco Systems (external to UFV). Please note that not all courses can be offered on a regular basis.

Entrance requirements

• B.C. secondary school graduation or 19 years or older.
• The prerequisite to CMNS 125.

Students who do not meet entrance requirements may be considered if they can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio and be interviewed. Students who do not meet the requirements might also consider the Computer Information Systems Studies program path.

When to apply

This program is not accepting applications for 2014/15.

How to apply

1. Submit the application fee along with your UFV application for admission form to the Office of the Registrar (OReg). You can apply online or download an application form at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply. Application forms are also available from any OReg or Student Services office.

Additional documents required for a complete application:
• Proof of B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or permission from the program head.
• Transcript (or interim transcript) showing grade/course achievement as per entrance requirements.

• An official transcript from every post-secondary institution you have attended. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details. Unofficial copies may accompany the application form if official transcripts have been ordered.

2. You will be informed of the orientation meeting date. This meeting is usually held on a weekday evening in April or May. You must attend or make special arrangements with the department.

3. Upon admission to the program you will be provided with registration information. A deposit is required when you register (see the Fees and Other Costs section). The deposit will be applied to the tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due the end of the second week of classes.

If the program is full, or you are waiting to find out about admission to the program, you will be given an opportunity to register as a general student. It is not necessary to submit a separate application form. If you meet the entrance requirements and a space becomes available later, you will be contacted.

4. In some cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admission decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due by the end of the first week in August.

Continuance requirements

Students must maintain a 2.0 program semester grade point average (GPA). Students whose grades fall below a 2.0 CGPA will be placed on Academic Warning for the next semester.

Required to withdraw

Students who do not achieve a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 while on Academic Warning will be withdrawn from the program. A student who has been required to withdraw may continue to take courses as a CIS Studies student.

Readmission to the program

To be readmitted to the program, you must complete nine university-level credits (can be duplicate courses), with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Once these criteria are met, you may apply for readmission at the Office of the Registrar. When readmitted, you will remain on Academic Warning until your overall program GPA is 2.0.


At least 8 of the required upper-level credits must be completed at UFV.

Graduation requirements

Students in the Certificate in CISCO Networking and Network Security program must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to be awarded the credential.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section. Books and additional supplies would normally cost $75 to $150 per course. There may be some additional recommended and mandatory costs in Computer Information Systems program courses, above tuition and textbook costs. These may include training manuals, software, and hardware costs.

Program outline

Program requirements: 30 credits

Course Title Credits
CIS 190 Systems Hardware Concepts 3
CIS 193 CCNA 1: Networking Fundamentals (see Note 1) 2
CIS 194 CCNA 2: Routing Protocols and Concepts (see Note 1) 2
CIS 293 CCNA 3: LAN Switching (see Note 2) 2
CIS 294 CCNA 4: Accessing the WAN (see Note 2) 2
CIS 224 Wireless LANs in the Enterprise 4
CIS 321 Networking Security Architecture 4
CIS 392 Internetworking 4
CIS 394 High Availability Networks 4
CMNS 125 Introduction to Workplace Communication  
 or CMNS 175 Writing for the Internet 3

Note 1: Students who have completed CIS 192 may use this course in place of CIS 193/194.

Note 2: Students who have completed CIS 292 may use this course in place of CIS 293/294.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.