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Networking Foundations: Cisco CCNA   

This course covers networking fundamentals, protocols, & technologies.


  • Identify the basic concepts and terminology related to computer networking, including the OSI model, TCP/IP protocol suite, and network topologies.
  • Operate Cisco routers and switches using the command-line interface (CLI) and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
  • Use the principles of network security, including access control lists (ACLs), firewalls, and virtual private networks (VPNs).
  • Design and implement basic local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs).
  • Manipulate various LAN switching technologies, such as VLANs, trunking, and inter-VLAN routing.
  • Infer strategies to pass the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routes and switched networks. Topics covered include network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability. Students will gain experience configuring Cisco routers and switches, implementing IP addressing services, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing through hands-on lab work using Cisco equipment and simulation tools. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam.


  • User-level skills on personal computers.

Item: R18760
CEUs:  6
Schedule: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 15 Daily - 7/22/2024 - 8/30/2024

Class meets:
Week 1: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, M T W Th F - 7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
Week 3: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, M T W Th F - 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024,
Week 5: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, M T W Th F - 8/19/2024 - 8/23/2024

Self-study: Week 2, 4 and 6

Instructor(s): Joseph Mayes
Location: Main Campus Building N   Room: N252

Online registration closes 1 week before the class start date.

This course will include doing lab assignments and examinations outside of assigned classroom hours. Students should dedicate 20 hours of work after each week of classes.

Students must have a Bellevue College NetID before the first class session. Please click here to create your NetID account.

Total cost: $1,500.00




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