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. The degrees in this program provide training for a position working in a networking and Internet environment. Knowledge and skills are developed via hands-on training to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot Cisco routers, switches, advanced routing protocols, Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs). Courses in the program prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate examination.

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