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.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
A student may be granted credit for this course through credit for prior college-level learning if he/she meets all of the following criteria:
- A candidate has a current CCENT certification (must submit verification).
- A candidate scores proficient on a written assessment administered by the CNT faculty.
- A candidate scores proficient on a skills-based assessment administered by the CNT faculty.
Credit for this course obtained through this process may be applied to any degree program for which this course is either a core requirement of an elective.