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Certificate in Internetworking

Are you looking to become a computer networking professional? Would you like to expand your credentials?

This certificate will prepare you to sit for the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) exam to obtain Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification. You may take these classes independent of a degree program or apply them toward a bachelor degree in Computer Networking and Telecommunications.

Available on campus and online.

Courses (12 hours)Computer Network Switch

  • INF 291 Internetworking I (CCENT Prep)
  • INF 292 Internetworking II (CCENT Prep)
  • INF 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I
  • INF 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II (pre-req: INF 680)
     

Internetworking I and Internetworking II courses focus on key concepts covered by the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part I (ICND1) Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

INF 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I
This course covers the OSI Model, physical media, electrical signal, line coding, link level protocol, network routing and addressing, and LAN and WAN concepts.

INF 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II
This course covers a variety of network related services in the upper layers of the OSI Model. Topics may include: 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.

*Two additional courses, INF 393 Internetworking III and INF 394 Internetworking IV will prepare you to sit for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) exam to obtain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching certification.

How to Claim Your Certificate

To claim your certificate on completion of required courses provide documentation showing the grade received and the semester of completion. No grade lower than a "C" will be accepted toward the certificate. All courses must be taken through FHSU to count for credit towards the certificate.

For questions regarding course offerings, please contact the Department of Informatics at (785) 628-5373 or by email at informatics@fhsu.edu.

 

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