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The Information Networking and Telecommunications Department at Fort Hays State University was one of the first to receive approval and to offer the CCNA curriculum on-line. Today, we are able to offer this quality curriculum at an affordable price. While corporate training sessions remain in the thousand dollar range, the INT department is offering the CCNA courses through the virtual college at the price of regular tuition and fees. The resources we devote to supporting this program are unmatched. We work hard to serve our students and to meet the needs of employers for skilled employees. We welcome you to our Web site and we hope that we have the opportunity to serve you.
The Information Networking and Telecommunications Department is excited to offer a program unlike any other in the Midwest. The On-line Cisco Certification Program is a complete program on the principles and practice of designing, building, and maintaining networks capable of supporting national and global organizations. Offered through Fort Hays State University, the program can be completed entirely online, for college credit, at a fraction of the cost often charged by corporate training facilities.
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The CCNA is the first level Cisco Certification. This certification is NOT vender specific. It is designed to develop key network design, installation, and maintenance skills. The CCNA preparation consists of two courses; Internetworking I & II. Internetworking I covers semesters 1 & 2 of the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum and Internetworking II includes semesters 3 & 4 of the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum. After completion of these two on-line courses, students will be well prepared to take the CCNA exam. The CCNA exam is offered in both a single and a two-test format and may taken at any certified testing center nationwide, including one campus in Hays. Registration info can be found at the Kelley Center website.
Angela Walters, instructor of Information Networking and Telecommunications
Angela Walters is a full-time faculty member for Fort Hays State University's Information Networking and Telecommunications Department. She began her position as instructor for INT on June 20, 2000.
In 1997 she earned her associate of arts degree from Colby Community College. Angela received both her bachelor of science degree in INT and MLS degree in computer networking from FHSU. She has also received her Cisco instructor training certification.
Most recently, Angela was a part-time instructor of INT and worked as a research specialist for the Docking Institute of Public Affairs. She has also worked as a research assistant in rural telecommunications for the Hays Medical Center.
While attending college, Angela was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Student Alumni Association, Advanced Technology Student Organization, Communications Club, Student Government Association and National Broadcasting Society. She was also a Presidential Scholar and was on the Dean's Honor Roll.
The Cisco Networking Academy Program teaches students to design, build, and maintain computer networks. The Academy curriculum covers a broad range of topics, from basic networking skills such as pulling cable to more complex concepts such as applying advanced troubleshooting tools.
Semesters 1 through 4 of the Academy program, equivalent to 280 hours of instruction, provide students with a basic foundation in networking. Students who successfully complete this portion of the program are eligible to earn Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA™) certification.
View a sample of the four CCNA courses.
Fort Hays State University has been a national leader in distance learning. The University has been using technology to offer classes for a decade. First, our focus was the use of interactive television, in recent years, the technology shift has been to asynchronous web based course work. Fort Hays State University has a unique Board of Regents granted mission in the integration of computing and telecommunications in the educational environment and work place in Kansas.
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You will enroll in the Cisco on-line classes through the virtual college. For a detailed description of how to get started and the class schedule go to the Virtual College Web site.