The last in a series of four courses designed to help prepare students for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification. Discusses the wide area network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Covers the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements, how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve issues with data link protocols, and explores how to implement Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network 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.