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CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

Introduction to Networks introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, you will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks labs use a "model Internet" to allow you to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer activities help you analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, you will build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and by implementing IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.

Note: The delivery of this course was recently revised to meet the requests of participants like you. The hybrid delivery gives you access to an expert instructor with full content delivery and hands-on labs involving fewer in-person class meetings. There are three, in-person meetings that may be accessed remotely if you prefer. Nine additional live lectures will be delivered remotely. The lectures will be archived for registered participants to view asynchronously. 

Prerequisites

Required Prep: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments

Recommended Prep: Experience with hardware and computer troubleshooting, familiarity with computer terms, and experience with Windows operating system

Learner Outcomes

Participants who complete Introduction to Networks will be able to perform the following functions:

  • Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  • Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
  • Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic

CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks labs use a "model Internet" to allow you to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer activities help you analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, you will build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and by implementing IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.

Section - COM2007-021

CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials

Routing and Switching Essentials describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. You learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

The delivery of this course was recently revised to meet the requests of participants like you. The hybrid delivery gives you access to an expert instructor with full content delivery and hands-on labs involving fewer in-person class meetings. There are four, in-person meetings that may be accessed remotely if you prefer. Eight additional live lectures will be delivered remotely. The lectures will be archived for registered participants to view asynchronously. 

Prerequisites

Must have knowledge and abilities comparable to completion of CCNA 1 Concepts include understanding of the seven layer OSI and four layer TCP/IP models, ability to subnet IPv4 and IPv6, and knowledge of basic switch and router commands. Must have access to computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments.

Learner Outcomes

Participants who complete the Routing and Switching Essentials course will be able to perform the following functions:

  • Understand and describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Understand and describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP), and 802.1q
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
  • Understand and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process
  • Configure and verify static routing and default routing
  • Understand and describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them
  • Understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network:
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIPv2)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF)
  • Configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing
  • Understand and describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs)
  • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Configure and troubleshoot NAT operations

You will also be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts and allow you to model and analyze routing processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand. You will enjoy PCATT's NETLAB which streamlines the delivery of your labs and enables performing labs remotely.

Section - COM2008-018

CCNA Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNAS) equips you with the knowledge and skills representative of entry-level security specialist careers. This course emphasizes a hands-on approach to securing networks. A comprehensive set of tools is used to facilitate learning the fundamental principles of network and endpoint security:

  • Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
  • Cisco Academy Packet Tracer (PT)
  • WireShark Protocol Analyzer
  • Nmap with Zenmap GUI (Port Scanner)
  • TCP/IP utilities for SSH, SSL, HTTP, IPsec, RADIUS, TFTP, Syslog, SNMP, and Terminal Emulation

CCNAS incorporates both online and classroom learning by utilizing:

  • Cisco Networking Academy NetSpace eLearning portal
  • Network Development Group (NDG) NETLAB+ remote lab environment
  • Collaboration Software (Cisco Webex, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Business Skype)

The Cisco Networking Academy CCNASv2.0 course addresses all of the exam objectives for both the CCNAS 210-260 certification exam, informally known as the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) 3.0 certification exam, and the CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 exam.

CCNAS certification is a Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level I and II and Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I certification. The DoD 8570 Directive provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all DoD employees performing Information Assurance functions in their line of duty, who are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job role and classification.

All hands-on labs in the course are performed by remotely accessing CCNA NETLAB+ pods comprised of Cisco Catalyst switches (IoS 15.x), ASAs (ASA 9.x and ASDM 7.x), ISR G2 devices (IOS 15.x), and virtual PCs.

Prerequisites

Learners should have completed CCNA Routing and Switching (R&S) 1 (Introduction to Networks) and CCNA R&S 2 (Routing and Switching Essentials), or Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician (CCENT) certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience. Access to a computer outside of class is required to complete the assignments - the computer should support Java-enabled, browser-based Internet access.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the CCNA Security course, learners will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Explain network threats, mitigation techniques, and the basics of securing a network
  • Secure administrative access on Cisco routers
  • Secure administrative access with authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA)
  • Implement firewall technologies to secure the network perimeter
  • Configure intrusion prevention services (IPS) to mitigate attacks on the network
  • Describe LAN security considerations and implement endpoint and Layer 2 security features
  • Describe methods for implementing data confidentiality and integrity
  • Implement secure virtual private networks
  • Implement an ASA firewall configuration using the command-line interface (CLI)
  • Implement an ASA firewall configuration and VPNs using ASDM
  • Test network security and create a technical security policy

Section - COM2016-017

CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing

CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing teaches you how to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. You will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills. Learners who complete CCNP ROUTE will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Explain complex network requirements and design models for implementing advanced routing services in an enterprise network
  • Implement EIGRP and OSPF for IPv4 and IPv6 in an enterprise network, with and without Address Families
  • Exchange routing information between interior gateway protocols
  • Implement various mechanisms for controlling routing updates and traffic
  • Implement BGP for IPv4 and IPv6 with and without VRF to allow an enterprise network to connect to an ISP
  • Secure the management plane and control plane on Cisco routers with authentication and encryption

This course uses NETLAB in class and offers the unique opportunity to remotely access NETLAB outside of class so you can methodically work through every detail of every lab at your own pace, a truly value-added benefit for taking this course from PCATT.

The delivery of this course was recently revised to meet the requests of participants like you. The hybrid delivery gives you access to an expert instructor with full content delivery and hands-on labs involving fewer in-person class meetings. There are four, in-person meetings that may be accessed remotely if you prefer. Nine additional live lectures will be delivered remotely. The lectures will be archived for registered participants to view asynchronously. 

Prerequisites

Completion of CCNA 4 or CCNA certification or equivalent knowledge and experience

Section - COM2014-007

CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching

In CCNP SWITCH, you learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture. As you have come to expect, this course includes hands-on labs that enrich the learning process. Curriculum comes directly from Cisco so it's updated regularly.

Participants use live equipment on remote racks running the NETLAB front end to perform the new IOS 15-based labs.

Note: The delivery of this course was recently revised to meet the requests of participants like you. The hybrid delivery gives you access to an expert instructor with full content delivery and hands-on labs involving fewer in-person class meetings. There are three, in-person meetings that may be accessed remotely if you prefer. Nine additional live lectures will be delivered remotely. The lectures will be archived for registered participants to view asynchronously. 

Prerequisites

CCNA certification or equivalent knowledge and experience

Learner Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE, and LLDP
  • Implement VLANs, trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environment, and configure port aggregation
  • Implement and optimize STP mechanism that best suits your network - PVSTP+, RPVSTP+, or MSTP
  • Configure routing on a multilayer switch
  • Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Secure campus network according to recommended practices

Section - COM2068-006

Section - COM2068-008

CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Prep

This course prepares for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. The CompTIA A+ certification exam verifies entry level IT skills including computer repair, software and operating systems, network administration, information security, cloud computing and troubleshooting of both desktop and mobile devices. Customer service and communication skills are also taught to effectively interact with other employees.

Prerequisites

Contact the Information Technology Program Coordinator, David Stevens (david.stevens@hawaii.edu) for consent prior to registering for the course.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Research topics related to the designated certification.
  2. Identify key subjects, relevant data, and propose possible solutions.
  3. Review and recall materials related to the certification topic.
  4. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the certification areas.

Section - COM3044-001

CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam Prep

This course prepares for the CompTIA Network+ Certification Exam. Candidates passing the CompTIA Network+ exam will help to further their career in IT infrastructure including troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks. Becoming Network+ certified is a gateway to other in-demand IT credentials and towards a career in networking or telecommunications. Topics covered in the course includes: design and implement functional networks, configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices, use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks, identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations, implement network security, standards, and protocols, troubleshoot network problems and suppor the creation of virtualized networks.

Prerequisites

Contact the Information Technology Program Coordinator, David Stevens (david.stevens@hawaii.edu) for consent prior to registering for the course.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Research topics related to the designated certification
  2. Identify key subjects, relevant data, and propose possible solutions
  3. Review and recall materials related to the certification topic
  4. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in certification areas

Section - COM3043-001

Network+

Network+ prepares you for a career in IT infrastructure. Knowing how to install, configure, operate, manage, maintain, and troubleshoot a computer network is a highly marketable and exciting skill.

This course first introduces the fundamental building blocks that form a modern network, such as protocols, media, topologies, and hardware. It then provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts in contemporary networking, such as TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, virtual networks, security, and troubleshooting.

You will learn:

  • How Data Is Transported Over Networks
  • Structured Cabling and Networking Elements
  • Network Cabling
  • Industrial and Enterprise Networking

After completing this course and the accompanying hands-on lab exercises, you will be prepared to select the best network design, hardware, and software for your environment. You will also have the skills to build a network from scratch and maintain, upgrade, troubleshoot, and manage an existing network. Finally, you will be well-prepared to pass CompTIA’s Network+ N10-007 certification exam.

A book is yours to keep for reference and certification exam preparation software is available for use during class. The certification exam is not included in the course.

Required preparation: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments

Recommended preparation: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and hands-on experience. It is helpful if you have had network-related IT experience but is not required.

Prerequisites

Required preparation: Must have access to a computer with Windows as well as Internet access outside of class to complete assignments

Recommended preparation: A+ certification or equivalent knowledge and hands-on experience. It is helpful if you have had network-related IT experience but is not required.

Section - COM2124-006

Security+ Certification Prep

This course prepares for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role & provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents - not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Prerequisites

Contact the Information Technology Program Coordinator, David Stevens (david.stevens@hawaii.edu) for consent prior to registering for the course.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Research topics related to the designated certification
  2. Identify key subjects, relevant data, and propose possible solutions
  3. Review & recall materials related to the certification topic
  4. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in certification areas

Section - COM3006-002

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