Cisco certifications were included in a list of the 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications in both 2016 and 2017 (Global Knowledge). Gain the knowledge necessary to earn the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) credential and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credential, preparing you for a career in networking. Learn the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are also introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. You will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Learn the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small, large, and complex network. You will learn to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality and develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP operations in a network. This course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students will configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols as well as develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
Textbooks are required at the first class meeting and are available at the KSU Center bookstore. Internet access is required. 1GB USB required for class. We strongly recommend that you have a basic knowledge of networking before entering the class.
Prerequisite: Complete Cisco Skills Assessment and Application.