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COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY

Computer Networking & Security I
CREDIT: 3.0

2 semesters – 3 periods – (AM Only) Community college credit available
Grades Eligible: 11, 12 SEMO dual credit available
Prerequisites: Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Algebra I and English with a grade of C and above are required. Strong reading skills will be necessary.

Students will study the Cisco online curriculum, “IT Essentials,” a comprehensive overview of computer hardware and software with an introduction to advance concepts and customer service skills during semester one. Students will develop skills necessary to solve common problems, maintain, upgrade, and repair computer hardware and software, along with securing, designing and building small to medium sized networks.

During semester two, students will study the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum which will include the “Introduction to Network” course. The Intro to Networking course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Students will be able to build and secure simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Motivated students who wish to do additional self-study and review will be encouraged to take the CompTIA A+/Network+ Certification exams.
  
Networking And Security

Computer Networking & Security II
CREDIT: 3.0
2 semesters – 3 periods – (PM Only) Community college credit available
Grades Eligible: 12 SEMO dual credit available
Prerequisites: Computer Networking & Security I with a minimum of C- and instructor approval

Through participation in the Cisco Networking Academy, second-year students will learn advanced computer networking and security skills. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single area and multi- area OSPF, EIGRP, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a virtual private network (VPN) and a wireless small-to-medium sized LAN network. Motivated students who wish to do additional self-study and review will be encouraged to take the Cisco CCENT and CCNA Certification exams. 

How to Apply:

  • High School Students: Contact your school's guidance counselor.   Prerequisites may apply.
  • Adult Students: 
    • Schedule to take WorkKeys with the CTC assessment office
    • Complete an application & make deposit ($100)
    • Provide proof of HS graduation (or GED)
    • Submit background check form

  • Classes Schedule: Monday - Friday
    • August - May (Following the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Calendar).
      • Typical Morning block schedule is 8:25 - 10:50
      • Typical Afternoon block schedule is 12:15 - 2:40

For specific meeting date & time along with estimated tuition & fees, please see the latest CTC Program Catalog 

For More information call 573.334.0826 and speak to one of our Advisors.

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