Networking Foundations: Cisco CCNA

Planning to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam? Let our Networking Foundations: Cisco CCNA course help prepare you. For 6-weeks this summer, this course will cover networking fundamentals, protocols, & technologies and upon successful completion, will prepare students to take the Cisco CCNA certification exam. The course provides a combination of in-person evening classes and self-study.

Course Information

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.

  • Location: Hybrid (Sessions in person and online), Bellevue Main Campus 
  • Duration: 6 weeks 
  • Time: Evenings, Self-Study 
  • Cost: $1,500.00 
  • Register by: July 15, 2024 
  • Next Start Date: July 22, 2024 
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Joe Mayes has more than 30 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, both as an engineer and an instructor. He has created courses for the US Federal government, as a tenured faculty member at the college level, and as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Joe Has been a certified Cisco instructor since 1998, and a Cisco Learning Partner instructor since 2008. Joe has also been a certified Microsoft MCSE and MCT. Joe has served in various IT and cybersecurity positions as a Command Sergeant Major in both IT and cybersecurity leadership positions, as a consultant for IT and cybersecurity for multiple electrical utilities, and as a cybersecurity researcher for the Software Engineering Institute at CMU, working on classified and unclassified projects for the US Department of Defense and DHS, and on projects for foreign governments. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in communication technologies, and a Master’s degree in media from the University of Washington. He holds multiple Cisco certifications, and a CISSP.