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Cisco Networking Academy
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"At Cisco Networking Academy you can work on a networking skills foundation and build on it. It's important to know a little bit of everything."

- Ed Tan
Networking Academy Graduate

Cisco Networking Academy at Massasoit

The Journey Begins Here.
The internet is changing life as we know it, bringing new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, and increasing the global demand for IT skills. By participating in the Cisco® Networking Academy® program at Massasoit Community College you gain the experience needed to help meet the growing demand for IT professionals.

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The Cisco® CCNA® Exploration curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® students who are seeking entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) skills. CCNA Exploration provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.

CCNA Exploration is designed for students with advanced problem solving and analytical skills, such as students pursuing degrees in engineering, information technology, math, or science. Students are expected to know binary math and understand the concept of algorithms.

CCNA Exploration is composed of four courses:

ENGT 130 - Introduction to Networks ENGT 131 - Routing and Switching
ENGT 132 - LAN Switching and Wireless ENGT 133 - Accessing the WAN

Massasoit offers ENGT129 - IT Essentials for beginner students. This course provides an introduction to the CCNA program and prepares students for the CCENT certification exam.

Learn more about CCNA at Massasoit

Courses Currently Offered
ENGT129 - IT Essentials     << Register Today >>
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. Topics include internal components of a computer, assembling a computer system, installing an operating system, troubleshooting using system tools and diagnostic software, connecting to the Internet, and sharing resources in a network environment. Additional topics include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configuration and troubleshooting, and communication skills. This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams.
CRN Course# Campus Days Room Start / End 
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23420 ENGT129 60 Canton
M W F
C 214
9:00 AMM - 9:50 AM
01/21/2015
05/16/2015
01/27/2015 3 $537

ENGT130 - Introduction to Networks     << Register Today >>
This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Three lecture and two lab hours per week and additional online course time of seven hours each week to total 35 online hours.
CRN Course# Campus Days Room Start / End 
Time
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23421 ENGT130 60 Canton
M
M W F
C 214
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
01/21/2015
05/16/2015
01/27/2015 4 $716
23423 ENGT130 61 Canton
M T W
C 214
5 :30 PM - 8 :50 PM
01/20/2014
03/11/2014
01/23/2015 4 $716

ENGT131 - Routing and Switching     << Register Today >>
This 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. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Two lab and two lecture hours per week and additional required online course time of five hours each week to total 25 online hours. 

Prerequisite: ENGT 130 Introduction to Networks.
CRN Course# Campus Days Room Start / End 
Time
Start / End
Dates
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Deadline
Credits Cost
23424 ENGT131 60 Canton
M T W
C 214
5:30 PM - 8 :50 PM
03/23/2015
05/13/2015
03/15/2015 3 $537

Courses offered in the coming semesters:
ENGT132 - LAN Switching and Wireless     << Register Today >>
This course is the third of four modules that will prepare students for the Cisco CCNA Certification. This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network, and students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week and additional required online course time of five hours each week to total 25 online hours. 

Prerequisite: ENGT 130 Network Fundamentals.
CRN Course# Campus Days Room Start / End 
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TBD ENGT132 60 Canton

ENGT133 - Accessing the WAN
This course is the fourth of four modules that will prepare students for the Cisco CCNA Certification. The course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. The course uses the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Finally, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues. The course thoroughly covers all WAN technologies. Two lecture and two laboratory hours per week and additional required online course time of five hours each week to total 25 online hours.

Prerequisites: ENGT 130 Network Fundamentals, ENGT 131 Routing Protocols and Concepts, and ENGT 132 LAN Switching and Wireless.
CRN Course# Campus Days Room Start / End 
Time
Start / End
Dates
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Deadline
Credits Cost
TBD ENGT133 60
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