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Cisco Networking Course Description

The Cisco program is offered in conjunction with Joliet Junior College and will be held at North campus in Romeoville, IL.  Students will need their own transportation to and from North campus.  Students must complete the first course with a ‘C’ or higher to continue into second semester of the course.  Good attendance is essential for college success.  Students also need a strong math background and computer aptitude.  The course aligns to two courses at Joliet Junior College:


CNT 101 - Network Fundamentals (4 credit hours)

Study of the devices and protocols used to connect computers and support devices into a network. Topics include: OSI model (layers 1 & 2), IP and MAC addresses, TCP, ARP and RARP. The function of hubs, switches and routers are compared and contrasted. Also covered is media design, structured cabling, and network management. This course is the first of four that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate. This course is the first step in taking the CCNA certification exam offered by Cisco.


CNT 102 - Router Protocols and Concepts (4 credit hours)

This course is the second of four classes approved by Cisco Systems Inc., which prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. It concentrates on router  configuration,  and how remote networks are established and connections maintained.  Topics include: the basics of configuring a router through the command line interface, TCP/IP concepts used in routing and an introduction to both routing mechanisms distance vector and link state.


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CISCO enrollment with JJC


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