This is a two-part course comprised of Cisco IT Essentials (A+) and Cisco CCNA 1 & 2 (CCENT). Students study cabling, routing, IP addressing, routing protocols, network and hardware troubleshooting, basic electronics, installing hardware and network components, installing and configuring operating  systems, adding and troubleshooting peripherals and multimedia capabilities. The course covers the OSI model and industry standards, network topologies, subnetting, basic network design and security. This course prepares students for the following industry recognized certifications: CompTIA A+, MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) certification and Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT). A lab fee is required. Students who earn a final grade of C+ or better in the Cisco portion of the course are eligible to enroll in Cisco Networking 3-4. This course extends student knowledge with the design, configuration, and maintenance of switches and routers, LANs and VLANs. Specifically students configure and troubleshoot LANs, WANs--including PPP, VLSM and the configuration and implementation of access control lists and other security mechanisms A study of advanced wireless business network technology is included. This course prepares students for the following industry recognized certifications: Network+ and Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). A lab fee is required.

Credential & Licensing Opportunities

  • CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)

  • Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Dual enrollment credit may be available to qualifying students

A+/Cisco Networking and Security