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Cisco Online Certification - Prep-Program for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's product portfolio offers a broad range of end-to-end networking solutions including Routing, Switching, Access, System Network Architecture/Local-area Networks (SNA/LAN), Internet Services, Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) Software, and Network Management. Fort Hays State University, through its Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications, offers the online preparatory curriculum to prepare professionals to sit for the highly sought-after Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA) Examination.

Components of CCNA Prep-Curriculum

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) preparation curriculum is offered in a three-course sequence with two options.

Standard Option:    
INT 291  Internetworking I 3 hours
INT 292  Internetworking II 3 hours
INT 293  Internetworking III 3 hours
Military Option:    
INT 322  Topics in INT/Internetworking I for Military 3 hours
INT 322  Topics in INT/Internetworking II for Military 3 hours
INT 322  Topics in INT/Internetworking III for Military 3 hours

The primary difference between the standard and the military offering is that the military offering is designed to be somewhat more lab intensive and includes an additional project in each course. Both series are designed to teach students internetworking skills and to prepare students with the knowledge necessary to pass the CCNA examination.
 
In each series, delivery is Internet based with text, graphics, illustrations, and streaming audio and video. Students are provided toll-free telephone, email, and chat room assistance from faculty and tutors who have passed the CCNA. Students have the opportunity to practice router configuration on Cisco routers using the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunication's Virtual Lab.
 
Both options apply toward the Bachelors of Science in Information Networking and Telecommunications with a Concentration in Computer Networking and Telecommunications or the General Studies in Information Networking and Telecommunications, the Bachelors of General Studies in Information Networking and Telecommunications, or the 12-hour Internetworking Certificate.

FHSU Certificate in Internetworking

 
Students who enhance their studies by taking targeted course work in Network Architecture and Data Communications increase their probability of passing the CCNA examination and enhance their employability. A student who has completed the CCNA prep-curriculum, INT 680 Network Architecture and Data Communications I and INT 681 Network Architecture and Data Communications II will earn the Fort Hays State University Certificate in Internetworking. For information on the Department of Information Networking and Telecommunications and this certification, visit www.fhsu.edu/informatics/ or call (785) 628-5373.

Computer Requirements

A computer produced in the last three years, Internet access of at least 500 kbps, Windows or Linux 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
Web: Informatics