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Do you have some OS or network experience and want to move up to the next level? Cisco Certified Network Associate™ (CCNA™) training will give you the skills you need to configure, install and maintain smaller networks (100 nodes or fewer) using several protocols. This certification is also the first step on an industry recognized career track. You will learn networking essentials, Cisco router configuration, LAN switches and WAN technologies.

Job Cluster Description - CCNA

The CCNA Curriculum provides a strong foundation that can be applied to a variety of careers in many industries. The career options listed here represent job titles that align with the skills obtained by students who have completed the CCNA curriculum.

Hardware Installation Coordinator Intermediate Level

Supports the network related needs of external customers. Requires strong communication, high levels of customer satisfaction and decision-making in an unsupervised environment. Also requires project coordination experience in a network setting. Directs technicians performing network connectivity tasks. In addition, flexibility, availability and extensive travel are essential.

Network Administrator Intermediate Level

Installs, configures and maintains the network. Builds networks and maintains external and internal web presence. Administers the network. Designs and supports server systems and supporting software. Evaluates and recommends changes to current and future network requirements to meet needs. May develop, plan and implement the overall strategic goals of the network system. Works under limited supervision. Typically reports to a manager.

Network Analyst Intermediate Level

Reviews, plans and evaluates network systems. May troubleshoot network systems and recommend improvements to network. Provides documentation, project tracking and management reporting. May provide tactical and strategic input on overall network planning and related projects. Works under limited supervision. Typically reports to a manager.

Internet Network Specialist Intermediate Level

Defines network architecture, identifies infrastructure components and monitors and analyzes network performance. Also designs and manages enterprise TCP/IP networks. Works under general supervision. Reports to a manager.

CCNA Exam Preparatory Course Descriptions

The Cisco Networking CCNA preparatory courses concentrate on the essentials of computer network design and administration, and encompass all topics presented on the CCNA exam. They must be taken in sequence.

Course #1 - INFO 1200 Cisco Network Fundamentals 9 – 0 – 9

This initial course addresses networking fundamentals, such as:

  • Computer hardware and software, electricity, networking terminology and protocols
  • LANs and WANs, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Design and documentation of a basic network and structured cabling
  • Network-to-network communications

Prerequisite: none

Course #2 - INFO 1201 Cisco Routing 9 – 0 – 9

This course includes protocols, Network Standards, LANs, WANs, OSI models, ethernet, TCP/IP, and dynamic and static routing. Particular emphasis is given to network problem solving and decision making. Topics include:

  • Router user interfaces, components and configurations
  • Basics of IOS versions, naming and software backup
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite and IP addressing and subnetting
  • Interior routing protocols—RIP, IGRP

Prerequisite: INFO 1200

Course #3 - INFO 2220 Cisco LAN Switching 9 – 0 – 9

This course addresses more complex network design and administration, including:

  • Switching and VLANs
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Routing and Routing Protocols
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Network documentation, security and troubleshooting

Prerequisite: INFO 1201

Course #4 - INFO 2230 Cisco Accessing the WAN 9 – 0 – 9

WAN design comprises much of the course as well as a review of all the terms of study in preparation for the CCNA test. Because this is the fourth and final course in the CCNA Certification Track, CCNA practice tests are taken and reviewed. Topics include:

  • WAN devices, encapsulation formats and communication
  • PPP components, session establishment and authentication
  • ISDN uses, services and configuration
  • Frame relay technology and configuration

Prerequisite: INFO 2200

CCNA certified logoAfter completing the training, you are prepared to take the CCNA certification exam. Candidates who pass the exam receive a CCNA certificate from Cisco and may use the CCNA designation on their business cards.

Additional coursework required for the following:

Associate Degree Program - CISCO Networking Technician Option
Certificate of Achievement - Microcomputer Repair

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