Network Infrastructure Technical Certificate

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Do you want a job in networking?  This certificate gives you a deep dive into Cisco networks: how to work with network infrastructure, set up routers, switches, networks and connections, and solve problems. And it prepares you for the CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification exam. This certificate is also upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Network Systems Technology.

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Getting Started: Fall 2020 12W Session

Aug. 17:   Financial Aid

Sept. 9:   Application

Sept. 14:   Classes Begin

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  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Network Infrastructure Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : NWINF-CC
CIP: 0511100114
Educational Pathway: NWINF-CC

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the networking technology field. The coursework for this certificate prepares students to take the CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification exam. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Information Systems Technology.

Available Courses
Required Courses
16
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of networking. The course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes. This is the first part of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the basics of routing and switching. The course describes the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), virtual LANs and inter-V. This is the second of a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. Lab fee required.

Choose 1 course, 3 credits

This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking. The course describes the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a large and complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. This is the third in a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. Lab fee required.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered in the installation, storage and computing of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.

Choose 1 course, 3 credits

This course is designed to prepare the student to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking. The course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex network. This is the fourth in a four-part series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. Lab fee required.
In this course, students learn the concepts and capabilities of virtual architecture with a focus on the installation, configuration and management of a VMware virtual infrastructure. This course covers fundamentals of virtual network design and implementation, fundamentals of storage area networks, virtual switching, virtual management and engineering for high availability.

Any CET, CIS or CTS prefix course not already required

4
Credits
Total Credits:
16

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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