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Computer Networking Program | Computer Studies | College of Marin

Career Options

Cisco Systems is a standard in computer networking. Now you can get CompTIA+ Certification at College of Marin.

  • Get ready for in-demand positions throughout the Bay Area in government and corporations
  • Class includes preparation for CompTIA A+ certification
  • Qualify for helpdesk or higher positions with A+ certification
  • Migrate from Windows to Linux

What You’ll Learn

  • Basic computer repair & installation
  • Linux installation, configuration and administration
  • Windows installation, configuration and administration
  • Preparation for CompTIA A+ exam

There are excellent and increasing opportunities for Cisco and Microsoft Network professionals throughout the Bay Area.

Completing your CompTIA A+ certification is excellent for helpdesk and higher positions, including entry-level networking career opportunities.

Available Certificates

Cisco Level 1 Certification (industry certificate), 4 units

  • Take CIS 120 and then Cisco Level 1 exam.
  • Time to Complete: 1 semester.
  • Estimated Cost: $210 in tuition and fees; $10 in Books & Supplies.

Why College of Marin?

  • Affordable: College of Marin classes are open to all and cost only $46 per unit for California residents. Financial aid and student support services are available to those who qualify.
  • Location & Scheduling Convenience: COM has two campuses in Kentfield and Novato. Evening, weekend, and online classes are available for a wide range of scheduling needs.
  • High-Quality Instruction for High Wage Industries: Our instructors are highly experienced industry professionals who are recognized as experts in their respective fields and who understand their industry’s needs and trends. Our graduates enter the workforce with the comprehensive work skills and the ability to be innovative, critical thinkers.
  • Small Class Size: Most classes have 10-22 students. This low student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to work individually with students as needed while covering material in-depth.


Questions? Contact Counseling:

  • (415) 485-9432
  • (415) 485-9430

Computer Information Systems Dept.

  • A Joe Ritchie, CIS (415) 457-8811 x7598
  • Nicole Cook, Cisco Instructor (415) 457-8811 x7610

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