Students in the Cisco Networking Academy & Cyber Security program are introduced to the computer-networking field. They learn network terminology and protocols, communication fundamentals in data networks and the Internet.

The academy 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. This leads to Cisco Certified Entry Level (CCENT) certification.

Students also learn the skills needed to pass the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ exams, which ensures they can apply knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents, and that they can anticipate security risks and guard against them.

For announcements and updates about the Cisco Networking Academy & Cyber Security program, text evit to 90210.

Course Code IT12 (First year), IT20 (Second year)
Length 2-4 semesters
Recommend Prerequisites At least 6 high school credits, including at least 1 English and 1 Math (both ‘C’ or better); keyboarding skills; 2.0 GPA.
Possible Careers Network Technician, Network Administrator, Network Security Analyst
Average Entry Level Salary $20-$30 per hour

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