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Enterprise Networking

Certificate

This 18-credit Enterprise Networking certificate program provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to configure and maintain large enterprise networks and WAN connections. Centered around preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco CCNP Enterprise industry credentials, this certificate includes hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • Multicast
  • QoS
  • Wireless
  • Overlay networks
  • Network programmability

Courses in this certificate program are designed to prepare you for Cisco Certified Network Associate and CCNP Enterprise industry certifications.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Core Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2516
Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks as well as the implementation of basic enterprise routing, switching, and wireless technologies. The fundamentals of IP addressing, Ethernet, router, switch, and wireless configuration are practiced through hands-on lab work. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with VLANs, Spanning-Tree, EtherChannel, Wireless LANs, DHCP, SLAAC, static IP routes, and first-hop redundancy protocols. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course can be waived upon proof of passing an IT fundamentals examination administered by the department. Contact the instructor or department for more information.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2536
Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Explores the architecture, components, operations, and security required for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, and the fundamentals of cryptographic systems. This includes the ability to configure the OSPF routing protocol, access control lists, NAT, firewalls, and VPNs. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices, understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation, and how to provide for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and network systems. This course completes the coursework preparation for the CCNA certification exam and provides additional network security content.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2510 Network Fundamentals (CCNA 1)
  • ITC 2510 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2611
Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the core technologies of an enterprise network. Focuses on implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, layer 2, 3, and wireless infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation. This is the first of two courses preparing students for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2530 LAN Switching and Wireless (CCNA 3)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • ITC 2535 Scaling and Connecting Networks (CCNA 3/4)
  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2621
Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (CCNP 2)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services. These include: extensive routing protocol troubleshooting, VPN services including DMVPN, infrastructure security troubleshooting, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. This course is designed to prepare students for the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) CCNP exam and is the second in a series of two courses preparing for the CCNP Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
  • ITC 2611 Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Core Curriculum 18