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The Cisco Networking Academy at Cuyamaca College offers a rotation schedule designed to allow students to finish the CCNA certification in one year and the CCNP in 2 years.  Courses are 3 units in 8 weeks.  Please see How Cisco Classes Work.

FALL
1st 8 weeks
FALL
2nd 8 weeks
SPRING
1st 8 weeks
SPRING
2nd 8 weeks
CIS 201 CIS 202 CIS 201 CIS 202
CIS 203 CIS 204 CIS 203 CIS 204
CIS 205 CIS 207 CIS 208 CIS 209


This program blends in-class study with online study providing students with experience configuring real Cisco networking equipment in the classroom along with providing course content that can be accessed anytime using the Internet.

Resources Available:

  • Mini Mentoring
  • Online Curriculum
  • Open Labs (consisting of 90+ total Cisco Routers and Switches)
  • Packet Tracer Network Simulation program
  • NetLabs

ORIENTATION

Orientation for students who are new to the Cuyamaca Cisco NetAcad program is held the Saturday prior to the first week of classes each semester, in room E-205, at 9:00 am. Students enrolled in CIS-201 need to attend this orientation to get enrolled into the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum.

LECTURE & LAB SCHEDULE (Fall 2016)

Lectures are offered on particular evenings, but students may work in the lab any night Monday-Thursday.  Please see Lab Information.

 1st 8 Weeks2nd 8 Weeks
MONDAY CIS 201 CIS 202
TUESDAY CIS 203 CIS 204
WEDNESDAY open lab open lab
THURSDAY CIS 205 CIS 207

CLASSROOM INSTRUCTORS • Room E-207

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities. The Networking Academy provides online learning material, interactive tools, and hands-on learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Networking careers in virtually every type of industry.

Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world.

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CIS 201 Cisco Networking Academy 1 (Routing & Switching) Intro To Networks - 3 Units

Course Description:

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Course Skills and Competencies:

     CCNA Certification Prep
  • (200-120) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification
    • first of four (4) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification Exam.
  • (100-101) Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification
    • first of two (2) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) certification exam

The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • Describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 network
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers, switches, and PC workstations
  • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
  • Use telnet/ssh to configure routers and switches

CSU

CIS 202 Cisco Networking Academy II (Routing & Switching) Routing and Switching Essentials - 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 201 or equivalent or completion of CCNA1 (Routing and Switching (version 5) curriculum) at another Cisco Networking Academy 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: CIS 120 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better or "Pass" 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:

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. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Course Skills and Competencies:

     CCNA Certification Prep

  • (200-120) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification
    • Second of four (4) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification Exam.
  • (100-101) Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification
    • Second of two (2) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 100-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) certification exam


The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, and 802.1q
  • Describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network
  • Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing
  • Describe the operations of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Domain Name System for IPv4 and IPv6

CSU

CIS 203 Cisco Networking Academy III (Routing & Switching) Scaling Networks- 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 201 or equivalent or successful completion of CCNA1 (Routing and Switching Version 5) at another Cisco Networking Academy
Recommended Preparation: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 202 or equivalent or successful completion of CCNA2 at another Cisco Networking Academy 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:


Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network

Course Skills and Competencies:

CCNA Certification Prep

  • (200-120) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification
    • Third of four (4) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification Exam.
  • (200-101) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification (Requires successful completion of 100-101 exam)
    • First of two (2) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam

The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
  • Describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files

CSU

CIS 204 Cisco Networking Academy IV (Routing & Switching) Connecting Networks - 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 201, 202 and 203 or equivalent or successful completion of CCNA1, 2 and 3 (Routing and Switching (Version 5) curriculum ) at another Cisco Networking Academy
Recommended Preparation: None 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

Course Skills and Competencies:

CCNA Certification Prep

  • (200-120) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification
    • Last of four (4) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-120 CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification Exam.
  • (200-101) CCNA Routing and Switching Professional Certification (Requires successful completion of 100-101 exam)
    • Second of two (2) classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam


The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and tunneling
  • Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits
  • Configure and troubleshoot serial connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot broadband connections
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPSec tunneling operations
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
  • Design network architectures for borderless networks, data centers, and collaboration

CSU

CIS 205 Cisco Networking Academy V - 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 204 or equivalent or successful completion of the current version of CCNA1, 2, 3 and 4 at another Cisco Networking Academy, or possess a current CCNA certification 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: None 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

This course, combined with CIS 206 Cisco Networking Academy VI, covers topics necessary to successfully complete the Cisco Certified Networking Professional ROUTE certification (642-902). Skills necessary for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining routing services in an enterprise network will be enhanced. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of IPv4 routing protocols. Topics include: EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol), Multi-area OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) routing protocols, and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) redistribution and Path Control. This lab-intensive course provides hands-on experience by performing case studies using Cisco networking devices.

CSU

CIS 206 -Cisco Networking Academy VI - 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 205 or equivalent 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: None
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

This course, combined with CIS 205 Cisco Networking Academy V, covers topics necessary to successfully complete the Cisco Certified Networking Professional ROUTE certification (300-101). Skills necessary for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining routing services in an enterprise network will be enhanced. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. Continues using the CCNP ROUTE certification content learned in CIS 205 and introduces new topics: BGP (Border Gateway Protocol); secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers; introduction to IPv6; IPv6 addressing and routing; OSPFv3; IPv6 tunneling; and IPv4 to IPv6 translation. This lab-intensive course provides hands-on experience by performing case studies using Cisco networking devices.

CIS 207 Cisco Networking Academy VII - CCNP SWITCH -3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS-204 or equivalent, or successful completion of the current version of CCNA1, 2, 3 and 4 at another Cisco Networking Academy, or possess a current CCNA certification.
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:

CCNP SWITCH is the sixth level of Cisco Networking Academy courses and one of three courses for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional designation. The course covers topics that teach students how to implement, monitor, secure, and maintain network switching solutions in converged enterprise campus networks. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Topics covered in the course include: Multilayer Switching, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Switch Security Techniques, Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), EtherChannel, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Inter-VLAN Routing, Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), Virtual Redundant Router Protocol (VRRP), Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP), Quality of Service (QoS). This is a lab-intensive course using Cisco networking devices with comprehensive labs that emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

Course Skills and Competencies:

 CCNP Certification Prep

  •     (300-115) Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks Certification
    •         Third of four (4) Cuyamaca College Cisco Networking Academy classes designed to prepare students to successfully complete the CCNP Professional Certification. This course focuses on concepts and skills necessary for successfully completing the (300-115) Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks Certification Exam.

The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Switching Fundamentals
  • Campus Network Design Fundamentals
  • Campus Network Architecture
  • Spanning Tree Implementation
  • InterVLAN Routing
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Network Management
  • Switching Features and Technologies
  • High Availability
  • Campus Network Security
CIS 208 Cisco Networking Academy VIII - 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS-205, CIS-206 and CIS-207 or equivalent or successful completion of the current Cisco Networking Academy CCNP ROUTE and SWITCH courses at another Cisco Networking Academy or possess current CCNP ROUTE and SWITCH certifications. 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: None 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

CISCO Networking Academy VIII --TSHOOT is the seventh level of Cisco Networking Academy courses and one of four courses for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional designation. Students will learn how to monitor and maintain complex enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Skills learned are based on systematic and industry recognized approaches to plan and execute regular network maintenance including support and troubleshooting network problems using technology-based processes and best practices. Troubleshooting topics include: Processes for complex enterprise networks; tools and applications; campus switched solutions; routing solutions; addressing services; network performance issues; converged networks; network security implementations; and complex enterprise networks. This lab-intensive course provides hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting skills using Cisco networking devices.

CIS 209 Cisco Networking Academy IX - CCNA Security- 3 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS-204 or equivalent or successful completion of the current version of CCNA1, 2, 3 and 4 at another Cisco Networking Academy or possess a current CCNA certification 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: None 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:

The Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Security course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their Cisco certification-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The curriculum provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

Course Skills and Competencies:

CCNA Security Certification Prep

  • (640-554) Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) Professional Certification
    • This class is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the 640-554) Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) Professional Certification Exam.

The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures
  • Secure Cisco routers
  • Implement AAA on Cisco routers using a local router database and external ACS
  • Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs
  • Implement secure network design, management and reporting
  • Mitigate common Layer 2 attacks
  • Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set
  • Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set
  • Implement a site-to-site VPN
  • Implement a remote access VPN

CIS 210 Cisco Networking Academy X - CCNA Voice Fundamentals- 4 Units

Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS-204 or equivalent or successful completion of the current version of CCNA1, 2, 3 and 4 at another Cisco Networking Academy or possess a current CCNA certification 
Corequisite: None 
Recommended Preparation: None 
3 UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory

Course Description:

The Cisco Networking Academy–Voice course covers the topics aligned to the Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM v8.0) 640-461 professional certification exam. This course introduces students to the architecture, components, functionalities, and features related to Cisco Unified Communications. This is a lab-intensive course providing students with the hands-on experience necessary to perform tasks related to system monitoring, moves, additions and changes on Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco Unified Presence.

Course Skills and Competencies:

 CCNA Voice Certification Prep

  • (640-461) Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM)
    • This class is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the (640-461) Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM) Exam.

The following list provides an overview of the topics and skills taught in this course:

  • Understanding Analog and Digital Voice Concepts
  • Installing and Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME)
  • Installing and Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
  • Configuring Cisco Unity Connection (CUC)
  • Configuring Cisco Unified Presence (CUPS)
Last Updated: 08/01/2016

CONTACT FOR THIS PROGRAM:

Curtis Sharon
Curtis.Sharon@gcccd.edu

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