CO SCI: CISCO CCNA Networking
Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities. The Networking Academy provides online learning material, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Networking careers in virtually every type of industry.
The Cisco Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students’ complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world.
The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation, knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability.
The CCNA curriculum (three course track) at WLAC is structured for intermediate and advanced students. CCNA certification candidates are expected to have; at least one year of computer science course work completed, one year of hands-on experience using personal computers, and some exposure to networking operating systems, such as Windows Server or Linux. In addition, candidates must meet all course prerequisites and enroll in CCNA courses in the predefined order.
This first course CIS229; introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers.
The second course CIS230; focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. In this course you’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.
The third and final course in the CCNA series CIS225; describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks.