Networking Administration and Management

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Overview

The Networking Administration and Management certificate program is designed to provide an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and career skills development. It is for students who are seeking entry-level jobs in the ICT industry or hope to fulfill prerequisites to pursue more specialized ICT skills.

Course Clock Hours Course Name
CIS103 70 Essentials of Networking
CIS113 70 Operating Systems & Router Fundamentals
CIS209 70 Installation Configuration and LAN Segmentation
CIS221 70 Security & Network Implementation
CIS217 70 Routing Security
350 Total Clock Hours
Evenings, Program Length 35 weeks

Essentials of Networking / 70 clock hours

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
No prerequisites

Operating Systems & Router Fundamentals / 70clock hours

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1, RIPng), single-area and multi-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Prerequisite: Essentials of Networking

Installation Configuration and LAN Segmentation / 70 clock hours

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
Prerequisite: Operating Systems & Router Fundamentals

Security & Network Implementation / 70 clock hours

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
Prerequisite: Installation Configuration and LAN Segmentation

Routing Security / 70 clock hours

Routing Security will develop an in depth understanding of network security principles, as well as the tools and configurations available. The students will use the following tools as hands on reinforcement to increase their knowledge and awareness in Cisco Security: Protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, IOS software, VPN client, web based resources, and Packet Tracer.
Prerequisite: Essentials of Networking, Operating Systems & Router Fundamentals, Installation Configuration and LAN Segmentation, Security & Network Implementation, Installation Configuration and LAN Segmentation

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