Cisco Network Technology (CNT)
Focus on the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced. Students will build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: None.
Focus on configuring switches and routers for use in small and medium size networks. Including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN trunking, Inter-VLAN routing, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), EtherChannel, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), First Hop Redundancy, Local area Network (LAN) and Switch security, and Static routing. Knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is also covered. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AB or permission of Instructor.
Focus on the configuration of routers and switches within small and medium size networks for advanced functionality including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Network security, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Network Address Translation (NAT), Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Quality of Service (QOS), network management, design, troubleshooting, virtualization, and automation. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.
Applications of Cisco Networking technologies in designing and implementing security solutions to reduce risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Hands-on experience and skills in security policy design and management, security technologies, products and solutions, secure firewall design, installation, configuration and maintenance, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Failover, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) implementation using firewalls. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB or permission of Instructor.
Associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. Development of a security infrastructure, identification of threats and vulnerabilities to networks. Mitigation of security threats. Core security technologies. Installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, or permission of Instructor.
Associate-level knowledge and skills required in Cisco wireless networks. Includes comprehensive hands-on labs to design, plan, implement, operate, secure, and troubleshoot wireless networks. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB or permission of Instructor. Course Notes: Prepares students to earn Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) designation by taking the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networks Essentials (IUWNE) exam.