Computer Networking I - Grade 11
This course is aligned with Cisco’s IT Essentials 6.0 curriculum. IT Essentials introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, printers, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities and soft skills required to become an IT professional. By the end of the course, students will be able to describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system, install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices, connect to the internet and share resources in a networked environment, and troubleshoot using system tools, diagnostic software, and critical thinking skills. Computer Networking 1 prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. During the spring, students will explore cybersecurity essentials, and the first section of CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) training – Intro to Networking.
Computer Networking II - Grade 12
During Computer Networking 2, students will complete the first two portions of CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) training – Intro to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials. The first semester covers network architecture, structure and functions. It also introduces students to the principles and structures of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. By the end of CCNA 1, students will be able to explain network technologies, explain how devices access local and remote network resources, describe router hardware, explain how switching operates, design IP addressing schemes, configure initial network device settings, and configure monitoring tools. CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students will be able to implement VLANs, static routing, DHCP, NAT, and ACLs.
This course prepares students for CompTIA Network+ certification and/or CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician).