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
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.