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Marketable Skills Achievement Award, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CE

Cisco Exploration courses 1 through 4 of the Cisco Networking Technologies Academy provide students with a basic foundation in networking. Students who successfully complete this portion of the program are prepared to earn the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.  Through this four course series,  students will learn to operate the router and switch IOS, configure DHCP, NAT, frame relay, and a host of other protocols in a simulated local area and wide area networked environment. Students will learn how to manage these local and wide area networks, using the latest WAN technologies.

 


Semester I

ITCC 1001 - Cisco Exploration 1 - Network Fundamentals
A course introducing the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet. Describes the use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the applications, network, data link, and physical layers. Covers the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. Build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; perform basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. Basic computer skills are required.

ITCC 1004 - Cisco Exploration 2 - Routing Protocols and Concepts
Prerequisites: ITCC 1001  or concurrent enrollment

This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Model and analyze routing processes. 

 


Semester II

ITCC 2008 - Cisco Exploration 3 - LAN Switching and Wireless
Prerequisites: ITCC 1401

This course helps students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the LAN environment for small and large networks. Detailed explanations of LAN switch operations, VLAN implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, VTP, and wireless networks. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

ITCC 2010 - Cisco Exploration 4 - Accessing the WAN
Prerequisites: ITCC 1001 , ITCC 1001  and (ITCC 2008  or concurrent enrollment)

This course explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access. Describes user access technologies and devices and discover how to implement and configure Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), DSL, and Frame Relay. WAN security concepts, tunneling, and VPN basics are introduced. Discuss the special network services required by converged applications and an introduction to quality of service (QoS).

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CE Contact Persons

Anthony Andrade
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4442
Email: gandrade5@alamo.edu 

Yvonne Haynes
CE Program Manager
Phone: 210.486.4407
Email: yhaynes@alamo.edu 

Angelica Esparza
CE Administrative Services Specialist
Phone: 210.486.4406
Email: aesparza32@alamo.edu 

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