Cisco Networking Academy

 Cisco Networking Academy

Our courses are taught by a  Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.   Most courses are available on  a rotating schedule in the classroom setting, and available online throughout the year.   Courses do not including testing, however testing vouchers may be purchased through the CE department.  The courses in the CCNA pathway  may be eligible for articulation to credit into our A.A.S  in Computer and Network  Administration, 

 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

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Do you want to enter the field of Networking?  Are your currently working in Networking and need to start earning Cisco Certifications?     Begin your path to Cisco Certification by starting on the Cisco courses listed below: Upon successful completion of these two courses one should be prepared to sit for the CCENT exam (ICND 100-105).

Cisco Course 1:  Routing and Switching Introduction to Networks (ITCC 1014) 

CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks (ITN) presents networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum.   Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Explain network technologies.
  • Explain how devices access local and remote network resources.
  • Describe router hardware.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.

This course is the 1st of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.  This course is highly recommended to be taken face-to-face.

Cisco Course 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (ITCC 1040)

CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) presents the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.  Upon successful completion the students should be able to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality and:

  • Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Configure Ethernet switch ports.
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Implement static routing.
  • Implement DHCP on a router.
  • Implement network address translation (NAT).
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic.

This course is the second of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

 Cisco Certified Network Associate

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Do you have a CCENT and wish to continue?  Have you successfully completed courses 1 & 2?   If so, please continue on toward earning your CCNA certification with the two courses listed below.  Upon successful completion of course 3 & 4 you should be prepared to sit for the CCNA exam (ICND 200-105).

Cisco Course 3: Scaling Networks (ITCC 2012)

CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks (ScaN) presents the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks.  Upon sucessful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches
  • Resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network

This course is the 3rd of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

 

 Cisco Security

These course are offered at select times of the year, but may be taken at anytime via our online portal.  Students wishing to enroll in these courses should contact CE.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The Introduction to Cybersecurity 2.1 explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, best practices for using the internet and social media safely, and potential career opportunities in this growing field. The 15 hour self-paced course with instructor led option has been updated for public audience and minor content refreshes.

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
 Linux Essentials

Linux Installation and Configurations (ITSC 1016)This course is typically offered face-to-face in the Spring Semester, but can be offered as an independent study online course.  It provides the student with an introduction to  Linus installation, basic administration, utilities & commands, upgrading networking security and application installation.  The Emphasis of this course is on hands-on set up, administration and management of Linux.   Upon successful completion of this course the student should be prepare to sit for the CompTia Linux + exams (LXO-103 & LXO-104). If you are interested in taking this course please contact the CE offices.

Contact: Continuing Education Department

CE@gc.edu 409-944-1344 Register online

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
Closed