his course develops those skills necessary to design, build, maintain, manage, and protect small to medium size networks. The course will offer a balance of lecture and lab experiments. Elements of the CompTIA A+ and Cisco® Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) professional certification exams will be followed throughout the course. Course is offered in the fall semester.
- Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
- Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
- Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
- Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
- Use Cisco® command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
- Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
- Understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
- Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network
- Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.