Cisco Certification Prep


Learn about the appliances, configurations, troubleshooting of CISCO routers and networks. CISCO Systems is the standard-bearer of the networking industry. This two- semester sequence prepares students to take the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. Completion of this program also allows students to obtain a Level I Workforce Certificate at NCTC.


 You might be eligible for the HB-1 Grant to fund your training!





ITCC 1001 CISCO I Network Fundamentals

Identify and describe internet architecture, structure, functions, components, and models; describe the use of OSI and TCP layered models; identify and describe the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers; describe principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations; and build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, device configuration, and IP subnetting. Textbook not included in course fee. (4 credit hours)


ITCC 1004 CISCO II Routing

Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router; describe the purpose and nature of routing tables; describe the purpose and procedure of configuring static routes; design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network; describe the basis features and concepts of link-state routing protocols; and configure and verify basic RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network. Textbook not included in course fee. (4 credit hours)



ITCC 2008 CISCO III LAN Switching and Wireless

Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3, and 7 using a layered model approach; select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other devices and hosts; perform and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management; configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, VLAN Trunking, Inter-VLAN routing, VTP, and RSTP; verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig); identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network (SSID, BSS, ESS); and identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct point. Textbook not included in course fee. (4 credit hours)

ITCC 2010 CISCO IV Accessing the WAN 

Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network; implement basic switch security (port security, trunk access, management vlan other than vlan1, etc.); configure, verify, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router (CLI/SDM); describe today’s increasing network security threats and explain the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats; configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements (CLI/SDM); configure and apply an ACLs to limit telnet and SSH access to the router using (SDM/CLI); configure NAT for given network requirements using (CLI/SDM); configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection; configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers; and describe VPN technology (importance, benefits, role, impact, components).  Textbook not included in course fee. (4 credit hours)



Coordinator: Michael Hake

Questions? 972-899-8419


Enrollment Process for Advanced Technology Programs

 1. Complete H1B Advanced Technology Information Request Form

2. Attend information session (provided in response e-mails)

3. Follow all steps to gain admission.