Ball State University instructors work in the field as practicing professionals and have at least 7 years of experience. Many have teaching experience as well
Cisco CCNA Network Associate certification provides validation and demonstrates that the student can properly execute networking protocols using the latest Cisco products and solutions. The industry’s most widely recognized and respected associate-level certification, CCNA focuses exclusively on technical skills related to Cisco products. This ensures that graduates are job-ready, with functional working knowledge of today’s devices and technologies. Integrated throughout this course is a series of Practice Labs, which allow students to test their IT skills and demonstrate proficiency in specific tasks and procedures related to configuring and managing Cisco networking equipment. Within the practice lab environment, students learn by doing by way of both guided and self-guided tasks within a hosted virtual live environment. Students will learn how to setup and configure switches and routers to ensure smooth functionality of the network. After completion, students will be able to plan and configure different IP ranges for a network and configure Cisco equipment accordingly. The tasks in the exercises are aligned to give students an in-depth knowledge of configuring and maintaining a network using Cisco networking equipment. Upon completion, students take theCCNA exam.