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Cisco Academy

The Cisco Networking Academy Program provides a comprehensive overview of networking from fundamentals to advanced applications and services to help you prepare for IT professional careers and the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification exam.





The program emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical applications, while providing the hands-on labs needed to design, install, operate, and maintain networks in small-to-medium businesses, as well as enterprise and service provider environments.Completion of the program provides you with the basic and advanced networking competencies you need to sit the certification exam for Cisco's Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. Program graduates also receive a Certificate of Networking from the Division of Lifelong Learning.

Program requirements

The program consists of four courses:
See Course Schedule, below.

Cisco Level 1: An Introduction to Networking
Topics include: network terminology, network protocols, local-area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection (OSI) model, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet,
Internet protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards.

Cisco Level 2: Router Configuration and Management
Prerequisite: Cisco Level 1.
The course focuses on initial router configuration, Cisco IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP, VLSM and CIDR. Participants will develop skills and will configure a router, manage Cisco IOS software, configure routing protocol on routers, and set the access lists to control the access to the routers.

Cisco Level 3: LAN Switching and Wireless Technologies
Prerequisite: Cisco Level 2.
Develop skills in troubleshooting common network problems, interpret network diagrams, perform initial switch configuration, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, manage IOS configuration files, and identify the basic parameters to configure a wireless network.

Cisco Level 4: Accessing the WAN
Prerequisite: Cisco Level 3.
This course covers various WAN topics such as the impact of applications on a network, DHCP and DNS operations on a router, access control lists (ACLs) in a networked environment, configuring basic WAN serial connections with PPP and Frame Relay, and troubleshooting WAN implementation issues.

Course schedule

Spring 2012

Cisco Level 2
Prerequisite: CCNA Level 1.
Thu., May 3 - June 14 (8 classes), 7 - 10 p.m. and Sat., June 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $599. Facilitator: Rob Ryan.

Cisco Level 3
Prerequisite: CCNA Level 2.
Wed., May 2 - June 27 (9 classes), 7 - 10 p.m. $599. Facilitator: Rob Ryan. Cisco Level 4
Prerequisite: CCNA Level 3.
Available via distance learning format only. $599. Facilitator: Rob Ryan. -->

About Cisco courses at a distance The Cisco Networking Academy allows you to do your courses both in-class as well as by distance learning. With our Cisco distance courses, you will have full access to all online curriculum, and can progress at your own rate. The distance courses provide for some lab time for those who are able to attend. If you are not able to attend, Cisco provides a routerswitch simulator called Packet Tracer. This application provides you with an excellent hands-on experience where you do not have access to Cisco equipment.

Registration is easy!

• Call (709) 864.2367 or 864.7979
• Write: or
• Visit:

Rm. SP4000 (Spencer Hall)
220 Prince Philip Drive
Memorial University

We look forward to meeting you!

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Thu., Nov. 18-Dec. 16 (5 classes), 9 am-4 pm,$599 (includes materials). Facilitator: Rob Ryan.

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CCNP certification validates a network professional's ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.


Our Networking Academy facilitator is Rob Ryan, B.Ed., M.Ed., CCNA, CCNP, CCAI. Rob has one of the most comprehensive sets of IT credentials in the province.

For more information about any of our Cisco offerings, or for guidance in selecting the appropriate course/program, please contact Rob:

Tel.: (709) 864-2367