Cisco Network Specialist (CN71) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand-alone and Embedded in Networking Specialist Diploma and Degree)
The Cisco Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits required for graduation: 16
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
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|CIST 2451Introduction to Networks- CISCO
This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basics network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.
|CIST 2452Cisco Routing and Switching Essentials
Prerequisite: CIST 2451
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. Topics include switched networks, routing concepts, routing in a switched network, static and dynamic routing, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists, and IP Services (DHCP and NAT).
|CIST 2453Cisco Scaling Networks
Prerequisite: CIST 2452
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Students will configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also learn how to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
|CIST 2454Cisco Connecting Networks
Prerequisite: CIST 2453
This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Topics include introduction to WANs, private WAN technologies and protocols, Network Address Translation (NAT), public WAN technologies and protocols, network monitoring, and network troubleshooting.
Chair/Instructor Computer Programming, Networking & Information Technology Professional
CEIT Building, Room 201
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