The Information Technology (IT) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.
Course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
The CCNA certificate prepares students for the networking technology field as a computer network technician or network support engineer. The courses offered are based on Cisco Networking Academy course material, and prepare a student for two Cisco certifications: CCENT and CCNA Routing & Switching.
The first two courses (NET125 and NET126) give a working knowledge of routing, switching, network applications, and protocols along with basic LAN (Local Area Network) design. At completion, students may earn a discount voucher for the CCENT certification exam (100-105 ICND1).
The final two courses (NET225 and NET226) offer skills in building and troubleshooting network devices and configurations with additional focus on routing issues and WAN (Wide Area Network) technologies. At completion, students may earn a discount voucher for the CCNA R&S (Routing & Switching) certification exam (200-105 ICND2 or 200-125 CCNA).
The CCNA R&S certification is available through two pathways:
- Complete both the ICND1 and ICND2 certification exams; or
- Complete the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam
This certificate is designed for students with a minimum of one year of IT work experience, or who have completed the IT Foundations certificate (C25590).
Also see the CCNA CyberSecurity certificate which adds two additional courses to the CCNA certificate.
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