Feb 23, 2024
CNE 241 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (5 credits)
Prerequisite CIS 121 (or concurrent with CIS 121); or instructor permission.
This is the first of a three-course sequence designed to prepare students for the Cisco CCNA certification. 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.
Students will meet the objectives set by the current CCNA standards:
Configure switches and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources.
Explain how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
Configure routers to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
Create IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and verify network connectivity between devices.
Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
Use security best practices to configure a small network.
Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.
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