Cisco CCNA Study Group

What is the CodeRGV CCNA Study Group?

The average CCNA, a certification issued by the global leader in networking technology Cisco Systems, is around $60,000 per year. With over 480 current jobs listed in Texas alone and over 7,000 listed in the United States it is one of the most popular credentials in the industry. However, bootcamps and study courses for this certification can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

To help “Build Better Nerds” in the Rio Grande Valley, CodeRGV, a local tech educational 501(c)(3) non-profit is organizing a free-to-the-public study group where students have the opportunity to learn, network, and prepare to pass the CCNA. This study group will take place weekly, on Thursdays from 6-8PM at the McAllen Creative Incubator’s TechPlace for 10 weeks, beginning September 7th 2017.

Here’s how it will work:

You purchase the study guide and a subscription to the videos. Once we confirm you into the group, you get an outline to study with. For example, week 1, you may be studying the OSI model and IP addresses. The guide will say something like “Read chapters 1-3, watch videos 1 &2”.

It’s up to you to do the work at home. You can take as little or as much time as you wish per day. Then, once a week we will get together to discuss the objective of the week, answer questions, get insight, have lab time, and get to know each other!

The following week, your assignment will be simple and clear, “Routing and Switch. Read chapters 4-6, watch videos 3 &4” for example. Then we discuss on Thursday!


Due to the absolutely overwhelming excitement with this course, we have closed registration for this session. We simply don’t have enough space. We apologize for any convenience, but we love your passion. We’ll make sure to line another one up ASAP to get everyone taken care of!

Food and snacks will be provided by a local industry and Cisco Gold Partner: NetSync Network Solutions!

A full lab setup will be available thanks to the City of McAllen I.T. Department allowing you to get hands-on with the equipment!

Knowledgeable, certified, and friendly mentors will be there to help guide you along the path to success and help you out!

The course plan is included, all you have to bring is a $49 study guide and subscribe to a $49 online video course that we’ve negotiated a huge discount on from Todd Lammle, Inc!

Study Materials

We will be providing a 10-week plan with the assistance of Todd Lammle, Inc. that will guide you through the material. In order to take advantage of this, you will need 2 things: a study guide and a subscription to the video series at

The study guide we will be using is the CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide: Exam 100-105, Exam 200-105, Exam 200-125 2nd Edition by Todd Lammle.

You can purchase it via Amazon here:

The video content we will be using that corresponds to the study guide is available online. The normal rate of $149 has been reduced to $49 for this program. You need to register for an account and then send us your email address so we can apply the coupon!

Register for video content here:

Dates, Times, & Location


Study Group Meetups will happen every Thursday night for 10 weeks, beginning on September 7th with the last group and celebration event on November 10th, 2017.

What Time

All meetups will be from 6:00PM to 8:00PM



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