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Cisco System Administrator Technical Diploma

Program Code: 301506

Become a Cisco systems administrator and utilize your analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. This technical diploma covers CCNA routing and switching curriculum provided by Cisco's Networking Academy. You'll prepare for entry-level career opportunities such as network specialists, network administrators, and network support engineers. You'll also prepare for globally recognized Cisco certifications. With this technical diploma under your belt, your ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks is validated.

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
101502, IT Systems Administrator

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Employment Potential

• Computer Network Support Specialist

• Network Administrator

• Computer Network Architect

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018
Green Bay
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Cisco System Administrator technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-150-163
IT:Network:Cisco 1
3
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.
10-150-175
IT:Network: Network Essentials
3
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing.
10-804-133
Math & Logic
3
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...students will apply mathematical problem solving techniques. Topics will include symbolic logic, sets, algebra, Boolean algebra, and number bases. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
SECOND SEMESTER
10-150-168
IT:Network:Cisco 2
3
10-150-168 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 2 ...Basic configuration of routers and switches; resolving common issues with RIP, OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
THIRD SEMESTER
10-150-178
IT:Network:Cisco 3
2
10-150-178 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 3...configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, AND VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks; implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-168, IT:Network: Cisco 2)
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-150-179
IT:Network:Cisco 4
2
10-150-179 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 4...configure and troubleshoot WAN technologies and network devices resolve common issues with data link protocols; implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operation in a complex network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-178, IT: Network: Cisco 3)
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
TOTAL CREDITS
17
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.

Program Outcomes

• Use IP addressing with VLSM; static routes
• Layer 2 & 3 switching, switch configuration, management and security
• Perform basic routing and packet-forwarding concepts
• Configure and manage VLANs, trunking, inter-VLAN routing, access control lists
• Configure and troubleshoot dynamic routing protocols

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Industry Credentials

• Graduates of this program may work toward the following industry certifications:
• Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

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