CNT-110: CCNA: Networking I

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
CISCO Academy
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Computer Networking - CISCO
Course Number
110
Course Title
CCNA: Networking I
Credit Hours
4.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

The first in a series of four courses designed to help prepare students for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification. Introduces students to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of computer networks. Emphasizes building simple LANs, performing basic configurations for routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Strongly recommended that students be very familiar with working within a Windows environment and using a Web browser before taking this course. Note: Course topics help students prepare for the CCENT/CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams, but the exams are not included in this course. Industry certification exams are administered by an independent testing agency.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Data network communications
  2. Network devices and services
  3. Network models
  4. Network protocols
  5. Network addressing
  6. Subnet masking
  7. Ethernet concepts
  8. Routing concepts
  9. Network cabling and design
  10. Basic router and switch configuration
  11. Command-line interface
  12. Network operation
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain how communications work in data networks and the Internet.
  2. Categorize and describe the devices and services that are used in communications across a network.
  3. Discuss the associated protocols and services at each layer of the OSI and TCP/IP network models.
  4. Analyze the operation and features of Application, Transport, and Network Layer protocols.*
  5. Illustrate the fundamental concepts of routing.
  6. Assess the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks.
  7. Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements.*
  8. Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operation.
  9. Employ basic cabling and network designs to connect devices.
  10. Design and construct a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.*
  11. Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification.
  12. Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Students will be assessed based on lab work, standardized multiple-choice online chapter assessments, a midterm, and a final exam with a hands-on, skills-based assessment partly developed by Cisco Systems.

  • 90% - 100% = A
  • 80% - 89%  = B
  • 70% - 79%  = C
  • 60% - 69%  = D
  • 0%  - 59%  = E

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Departmental Exam
Skilled Demonstration
Licensure/certifications
Departmental Exam Details

A student may be granted credit for this course through credit for prior college-level learning if s/he scores a proficient score on a written assessment, on a skills-based demonstration, and has current CCENT certifications. Departmental exam is given in department by department faculty. Faculty will grade exam based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and exam topics and objectives located in School's Office.

Skilled Demonstration Details

A student may be granted credit for this course through credit for prior college-level learning if s/he scores a proficient score on a written assessment, on a skills-based demonstration, and has current CCENT certifications. Skills-based demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in School's Office.

Licensure/Certification
Current CCENT certification
Licensure/Certification Details

A student may be granted credit for this course through credit for prior college-level learning if s/he scores a proficient score on a written assessment, on a skills-based demonstration, and has current CCENT certifications. CCENT certifications must be current. Department faculty will verify certifications. Verified CCENT certifications, and the CCENT CPCLL Application, will be copied, signed, dated, and retained in the School's Office.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2018
ILT Approval Date
08/14/2017
AALC Approval Date
09/20/2017
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
10/02/2017