At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd: Janice Carney
Janice Carney, Program Director & Instructor of Computer Information Systems
Office: J104
Phone: 706-295-6978
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

M.S.C.I.T., Regis University; B.S., Georgia State University; A.S., Floyd College


Walker: Dwight Watt
Dwight Watt, Program Director & Instructor of CISCO & Computer Information Systems
Office: 5100
Phone: 706-764-3837
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Computer Information Systems, Business Administrative Technologies

Credentials

Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.B.A., Winthrop University; B.A., Winthrop University

Certification

CCP, MCSE, MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA I-Net+, MOS, IC3, MCP+I, COI, MCDST, CCAI, MCT

CISCO Network Specialist (CN71)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Cisco Network Specialist program teaches how to build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Students also learn how to connect these networks to other networks and the Internet.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (16 hours)
Prerequisite: Program admission. This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basic network concepts, basic network device configuration, network protocols and models, network access, Ethernet and access control, end to end communications, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, fundamental application services, security, and network performance.
Provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include: introduction to WANs, WAN protocols, basic network security and ACLs, remote access, IP addressing services, and network troubleshooting.
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The goal is to develop an understanding of how a router learns about remote networks and networks and determines the best path to those networks. Topics include basics of routing, static routing, dynamic routing, distance vector routing, distance vector routing, protocols, VLSM and CIDR, routing table in-depth, link state routing, and link state routing protocols.
The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP concepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VLAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.