The third in a series of four courses designed to help prepare students for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification. Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Emphasizes configuring and troubleshooting routers and switches and resolving common issues with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) in both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks through laboratory exercises and detailed lectures. NOTE: Course topics help students prepare for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam, but the exam is 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 CCNA 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.