This programs covers basic networking concepts implemented on Cisco routers. Students will be introduced to the Cisco Internetworking Operating System (IOS) and its command structure. TCP/IP addressing and implementation, including subnetting, will be covered thoroughly. Wide Area Networking (WAN) implementations including ISDN, frame relay, and serial point-to-point (including T1), will be emphasized. This program is also designed to build advanced or journeyman knowledge of both LAN and WAN infrastructure implementations in a Cisco environment. This set of courses builds on the concepts introduced in the CCNA program. Students will be exposed to more in-depth concepts relating to routing implementation and design; TCP/IP design strategies; switching concepts; WAN optimization and performance issues; as well as, basic troubleshooting/support techniques and approaches. Some of the many protocols that will be studied include:
TCP/IP, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS/IS, BGP. Other topics include: VLAN implementation and management; spanning-tree protocol; multicast management; remote access implementation; Cisco security features including AAA; subnet concepts, design considerations, and implementation; VLSM; CIDR and more.
In addition, this program covers advanced topics and concepts related to securing Cisco networks. This course covers a wide array of security topics including: Cisco IOS firewall implementation; PIX firewall technology and features; VPN concepts and implementation; IPSec; implementation and design of intrusion detection systems; Cisco’s SAFE implementation; AAA; protocol monitoring and management and much more. The goal of this course is to give the student the tools and knowledge necessary to secure and manage complex network infrastructures– protecting data and productivity, as well as, reducing costs.
This program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Cisco certifications including Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional, and Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP).