Computers: Cisco Networking

Program Overview

The widespread use of the Internet and intranets also has resulted in an increased focus on security. Security threats range from damaging computer viruses to online credit card fraud and identity theft. Most organizations are now employing the services of security consulting firms which specialize in all aspects of information technology (IT) security. These firms assess computer systems for areas of vulnerability, manage firewalls and provide protection against intrusion and software “viruses.” They also play a vital role in homeland security by keeping track of people and information.

General Program Information

GCC's Cisco Networking Academy prepares students to test for the CCNA and CCNP industry-recognized certification. The curriculum is taught by Cisco Certified Academy instructors. Since 1999, GCC has offered day and evening 8-week CISCO networking classes that prepare students for the CCNA exam and secondary levels of certification.  GCC's 8-week intensive course format offers course content in a compressed time frame.  Cisco 8-week compressed courses, each meet the full number of course content hours, competencies, workload, credit hours and academic standards as a traditional 16-week course.  The accelerated time frame allows a student to finish two 4 credit courses in one semester.

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