Students who are listed on the SWIC Wall of Fame have completed the Network Associate Certificate and possess the related professional certification, the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), from Cisco Systems, Inc.
Currently, the Network Associate Certificate includes:
- CISC-131, Cisco Network Fundamentals
- CISC-132, Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts
- CISC-133, Cisco LAN Switching & Wireless
- CISC-134, Cisco Accessing the WAN
These four courses are part of the Cisco Networking Academy. The courses use a combination of Web-based and instructor-led learning, in addition to hands-on labs, to teach students how to design, build and maintain computer networks. For more details about the Cisco Networking Academy at SWIC, visit SWIC.edu/cisco/. The website for the Cisco Networking Academy is www.cisco.com/go/netacad/.
The CCNA certification validates the skills necessary to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size networks with connections to LAN devices and remote sites. The exam consists of several networking protocols including Internet Protocol (IP), Ethernet, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Frame Relay, and Routing Information Protocol (RIP, RIPv2). Other topics, such as basic mitigation of security threats, introductory wireless concepts, VLANs, and Access Control Lists (ACLs), are also included.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications are valid for three years.
To contact SWIC for additional information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext 7374.
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