Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5526
First Term: 2015 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 41-44
CIP Code: 11.1002
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Computer Information Systems (12)
GPA: 2.5
SOC Code: 15-1142

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Information Technology: Cisco Networking program focuses on the skills needed to prepare for industry-recognized certifications with an emphasis on certifications at the professional-level. Knowledge and skills are developed to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco routers and components, advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs), and Wide Area Networks (WANs); troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations; perform administrative tasks in a network. Courses in the program also focus on the skills needed to prepare for various Cisco certifications including the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional Certifications (CCNP). Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Required Courses
CNT140AA Introduction to Networks 4
+ CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
+ CNT160AA Scaling Networks 4
+ CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4

Select any 200-level CNT courses to complete 16 credits:
+ CNT2++++ Any 200-level CNT Cisco Network Technology courses 16

CIS126DL Linux Operating System 3
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course 3
+ BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
Credits: 41

Program Competencies
1. Describe the layers of the OSI Model. (CNT140AA)
2. Calculate IP subnets and subnet masks. (CNT140AA)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of network terminology and protocols, communication fundaments in Data networks and the Internet. Includes study of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, using a top down approach, cabling and cabling tools, basic Cisco router, configuration, Ethernet technologies, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and overview of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), basic configuring and testing of the network, and network standards. (CNT140AA)
4. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure, customize, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers utilizing Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) addressing techniques, Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), distance vectored and Link State dynamic routing protocols, Routing Internet Protocol version 1 (RIPv1) and version 2 (RIPv2), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Single-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and understanding the structure and behavior of routing tables. (CNT150AA)
5. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design and implement a converged switched network including switch configuration for basic functionality, implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network and implementing a Wireless LAN (WLAN). (CNT160AA)
6. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to connect, configure, and troubleshoot TCP/IP protocols including Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), and Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP); and Wide Area Network (WAN) link topologies using Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Dial on Demand Routing (DDR), and Frame Relay. (CNT170AA)
7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to design a security policy and then manage, configure and troubleshoot it using Cisco Networking security solutions including Access Control Lists (ACL), Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA), Virtual Private Network (VPN), and firewalls. (CNT2++)
8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to connect, configure and troubleshoot wireless networking topologies using standardized LAN connectivity (including 802.11a & 802.11b), and WLAN Security (including Extensible Authentication Protocol (802.1x, EAP), Light Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP), Wired Equivalent Privacy WEP, and Service Set Identifier (SSID). (CNT2++)
9. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure and troubleshoot Advanced Routing/Switching or Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) or Advanced Security. (CNT2++)
10. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and skills to use the Linux operating system including file and directory systems, file and directory permissions, text editors, file processing, and basic shell programming. (CIS126DL)
11. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to install, configure and troubleshoot day-to-day administrative tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based environment. (MST150++)
12. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to setup hardware, software and complete basic troubleshooting of PC hardware and software. (BPC170)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 28, 2015

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.