Cisco Network Specialist, TCC (CN71) Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Moultrie (Veterans Parkway), Thomasville

The Cisco Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Applicants must have CIST 1122, a CIS Degree, or Diploma from a regionally accredited college or university, two years experience in field, or receive the approval of the advisor for admission. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: CISCO Network Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Graduates who complete CIST 2451, CIST 2452, and CIST 2453 are eligible to sit for the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

Credits Required for Graduation: 16 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

Accreditation Information: The Cisco Network Specialist program is approved by Cisco System, Inc. [Cisco Networking Academy], 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, California 95134,

Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $400.00
Total: $701.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $800.00
Total: $1,101.00
Fees: $301.00
Tuition: $400.00
Total: $701.00
Curriculum Outline (16 hours)
1: Occupational Courses 16
CIST 2451

Pre-requisiste(s): Program Admission This course introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications and data through the internet and across modern computer networks – including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can build simple local area networks (LANs) that integrate IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.

CIST 2452

Pre-requisites: CIST 2451 This course 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. Topics include switched networks, routing concepts, routing in a switched network, static and dynamic routing, Single-Area OSPF, Access Control Lists, and IP Services (DHCP and NAT).

CIST 2453

Pre-requisites: CIST 2452 The goal is to develop and understanding to how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP concepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VPAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.

Program Chair

Computer Information Systems Faculty
School of Business

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