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Certificate in Internetworking

The FHSU Internetworking Certificate is designed to provide key skills for persons desiring to be computer networking professionals.  A student completing the FHSU certificate will have completed the course work necessary to sit for the prestigious Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination.  The five classes in this certificate also apply toward the FHSU bachelors degree concentration in Telecommunications and Networking offered by the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications.

Required Courses:

INT 291  Internetworking I 3 hours
INT 292  Internetworking II 3 hours
INT 293  Internetworking III 3 hours
INT 680  Network Architecture and Data Communications I 3 hours
INT 681  Network Architecture and Data Communications II 3 hours
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE 15 hours

While students may take just the series of three Internetworking courses to sit for the Cisco CCNA exam, research has shown that the students who have taken all five courses have a much higher first time pass rate than the national average.  Network Architecture and Data Communication I and II address the theory of data communication for Internetworking.  Topics include, for Data Communication I: OSI Model, physical media, electrical signal, line coding, link level protocol, network routing and addressing, LAS and WAN concepts.  In Network Architecture and Data Communication II, students study internetworking services that reside in the upper layers of the OSI Model, and advanced concepts not included in Network Architecture and Data Communication I.  Topics may include, but are not limited to:  Internetwork Design, Internetwork Security, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Point to Point Protocol, advanced routing protocols and other networking services.        
 
Computer Requirements

 
A computer produced in the last three years, Internet access of at least 500 kbps, Windows or Linus operating system, and DVD drive.




Contact Information

Stephen Schleicher
Fort Hays State University
103 Heather Hall
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: (785) 628-5373
Email: schleicher@fhsu.edu
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