This course, in conjunction with CIT 160
and CIT 260
, provides the necessary preparation to pass the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching Exam (Cisco Certified Network Associate). The following topics are covered in detail: router and switch configuration, VLANs, inter-VLAN routing, EtherChannel, STP, DHCP, SLAAC, FHRP, WLAN concepts and configuration, routing concepts, LAN security concepts, and static routing. This course utilizes the Cisco Networking Academy "CCNA Routing and Switching: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials" curriculum and integrates online curriculum, classroom activities, hands-on lab exercises, and group projects. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites CIT 160
may be taken concurrently
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe the mechanics of internetworking protocol layers, devices, subnets, and addressing in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
- Create and troubleshoot simple Ethernet networks utilizing Cisco command line interface to work with routers and switches.
- Analyze the required components of various IT careers.
- Problem-solve independently.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Collaborate as team members and leaders, building their interpersonal and communication skills.
Learning How to Learn:
- Build robust networks to benefit the rest of the IT team.
- Reflect on how their role within an organization and community impact the productivity of others.
- Acknowledge that technology is constantly changing requiring new skillsets.
- Apply their knowledge to future certification exams.