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Course Description

Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs) yourself. You’ll have a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

*This is the first course in a 3-course CCNA series designed to prepare participants for entry-level networking jobs.


Required prep: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments. Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system.

Course Outline

This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. Required preparation: Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system.

Learner Outcomes

  • Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
  • Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices.

Prerequisites

1. Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system.

2. Completion of A+ or equivalent experience very helpful but not required if participant is willing to put in extra study study time.

3. Computer or laptop with a microphone and camera and robust Internet.

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Type
Online - Real-time
Days
Th, T
Time
2:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Feb 02, 2023 to Mar 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous (Statewide)  
Course Fee(s)
HonCC non-credit $695.00
Section Notes

Expect 3 hours per day for independent study. Must be able to study independently and work collaboratively as part of a team, have a strong motivation to learn, and interest in a career in Information Technology. 

Equipment needs: Must have access to a computer/laptop with Windows as well as robust Internet access to complete assignments. A Chromebook is not adequate for this training. 

Skill requirements: Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, experience with Windows operating system. Knowledge of A+ content is very helpful. 

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