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- Cisco Networking Academy Course Series

 
  NOTE:  Funding support for the Cisco Networking Course Series provided by Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools.  Students from Eastland-Fairfield affiliated Districts may attend this course. See your Guidance Counselor for an application.
 
 





Introduction to Networks – ½ Credit
The initial course in the Series 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.

Prerequisites: There is no age/grade prerequisite. Students require modern personal computing equipment and reliable broadband Internet access. This is a self-paced, college-equivalent, blended distance learning experience, and requires above-average maturity and academic discipline to set and meet goals without constant supervision. The course requires average-to-advanced comfort in high school physical science and math. Transportation is required to attend initial orientation, optional weekly lab/coaching and mandatory end-of-course assessments.

Routing and Switching Essentials – ½ Credit
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, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This concludes the two-course series that provides basic preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) industry certification exam. Completing the academic experience alone is generally insufficient to ensure passing the industry certification exams. The instructor will recommend additional experiences and study tools on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Networks

Scaling Networks – ½ Credit
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. 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, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Routing and Switching Essentials

Connecting Networks – ½ Credit
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 IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. This concludes the four-course series that provides basic preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching industry certification exam. Completing the academic experience alone is generally insufficient to ensure passing the industry certification exams. The instructor will recommend additional experiences and study tools on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Scaling Networks
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