We offer these Networking classes:
A+ Certification Preparation - PC Hardware and Software
Network Security+ Certification Preparation
Additionally, we offer the four-part Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching Training. CCNA Routing and Switching teaches comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. Students will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum. There are four courses in the recommended sequence:
Cisco Networking Academy: Introduction to Networks
Cisco Networking Academy: Routing and Switching Essentials
Cisco Networking Academy: Scaling Networks
Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Networks

A+ Certification Preparation - PC Hardware and Software

The newest edition of A+ Certification curriculum offered by Cisco Networking Academy prepares students for careers in information and communication technology (ICT). Students gain skills and practical knowledge of how computers work, how to assemble computers, how to upgrade a PC/Laptop, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software problems when they arise.
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.1 course has been updated with new content and labs to encompass new technologies, and help students prepare for the new CompTIA A+ 2009 certification exams including Windows 7.
Software Testing & Quality Assurance
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Kory Keadle
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Prerequisites: Average existing functional skills in using a PC and a Laptop. Average familiarity with Microsoft Windows (Windows XP or 7). Student must have access to a PC with at least 2GB of RAM, 10GB of hard drive space, and an Internet connection.
Textbook: Discussed in class.
Pre-registration required.

Network Security + Certification Preparation

CompTIA’s Security+ Certification is now recognized by the Information Technology sector as a valuable starting-point credential in computer/network security for Network Administrators, Engineers, Technicians and Software Programmers. It proves basic knowledge and awareness of network security threats, terminology, concepts, protocols, policy, procedures and practices dealing with extensive problems and solutions. Network Security skills are no longer an elective option for any serious would-be network administrator, engineer or technician. They are a must-have knowledge and skills that enhance any IT professional’s employability, career, and is the right first-step preparation to deal with very real security threats and breaches in a network you are administering and maintaining, or one day will. The content taught in this course will not make you an instant network security “expert,” but it is the right necessary start, and the right foundation-building in that direction. This certification is also accepted by Microsoft Corp. to fulfill 1 of 4 required components to earn their MCSA certification. The Labs are based on Windows Vista Business and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.
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TBD
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Prerequisites: A+, Network+ or CCNA-I, basic skills in Windows Vista and MS Server 2008
Textbook: A+, Network+ or CCNA-I, basic skills in Windows Vista and MS Server 2008
Pre-registration required.

Cisco Networking Academy: Introduction to Networks

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
Students who complete Introduction to Networks will be able to perform the following functions:
  • Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configuration
  • Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
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    R. Bruington
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    Prerequisites: Completion of IT Essentials course or having the equivalent experience.
    Textbook: Discussed in class.
    Pre-registration required.

    Cisco Networking Academy: Routing and Switching Essentials

    This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
    Students who complete the Routing and Switching Essentials course will be able to perform the following functions:
  • Understand and describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Understand and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process
  • Understand and describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them
  • Understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot static routing and default routing (RIP and RIPng)
  • Configure and troubleshoot an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) network
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot access control lists (ACLs) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
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    R. Bruington
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    Prerequisites: Completion of CCNA: Introduction to Networks
    Textbook: Discussed in class.
    Pre-registration required.

    Cisco Networking Academy: Scaling Networks

    This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
    Students who complete the Scaling Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:
  • Understand, configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), and EtherChannel
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) in a switched network
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot wireless routers and wireless clients
  • Configure and troubleshoot routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using single-area OSPF, multiarea OSPF, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
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    R. Bruington
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    Prerequisites: Completion of CCNA: Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials courses
    Textbook: Discussed in class.
    Pre-registration required.

    Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Networks

    This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
    Students who complete the Connecting Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:
  • Understand and describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot serial connections
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot broadband connections
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot tunneling operations
  • Understand, configure, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
  • Understand and describe network architectures
  • Borderless networks
  • Data centers and virtualization
  • Collaboration technology and solutions

  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance
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    R. Bruington
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    Prerequisites: Completion of CCNA: Introduction to Networks, Routing and Switching Essentials, and Connecting Networks courses
    Textbook: Discussed in class.
    Pre-registration required.
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