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Northern Wyoming Community College District    
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
  Feb 18, 2018
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog
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CSCO 2000 - Cisco: CCNA 1

This course is the first of two courses designed to prepare students for a CCENT certification (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) which can lead to other Cisco certifications to include CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security with additional coursework. The course focuses on networking fundamentals, terminology and protocols, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, switches and routers concepts and  basic programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards. This course provides students with the skills required for network administration positions to install, operate, and troubleshoot small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. 


Successful completion of MSFT 1745 A+ Computer Maintenance and MSFT 1510 Windows Client Operating System, or instructor approval.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CSCO 2000 Cisco: CCNA I, the student will:

  1. explain physical components of a network.
  2. classify types of networks and topologies.
  3. interpret a network diagram.
  4. describe the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards, primary types and uses of twisted-pair cable, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, and wireless media.
  5. define components which connect LANs to the Internet
  6. demonstrate Cisco iOS command-line interface commands for device configuration.
  7. discuss the layers of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol model.
  8. describe data transfer in the network.
  9. configure Ethernet LAN switches.
  10. configure Ethernet LAN routers.
  11. describe IPv4 and IPv6 network addressing.
  12. implement network segmentation using subnetting.
  13. explain TCP and UDP communication.
  14. outline well known application layer protocols and services.
  15. describe a small network build process.
  16. describe common network security threats and vulnerabilities.
  17. implement attack mitigation and device security.

General Education Requirement: None

Credits: 4

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Contact Hours: 4.5 hours/week

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