Course DescriptionThis is a hands-on course on Cisco Networking. It is the first course in the Cisco Networking series, which will help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification exams. Topics covered in this course include networking fundamentals, Cisco devices' basics and internetwork operating system (IOS), local area network (LAN) switching, wide area network (WAN) fundamentals, and internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) addressing and subnetting. This course includes several labs that provide students with hands-on experience in configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting Cisco switches through the command line interface (CLI). Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to take the globally recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching professional certification exams. Students working or seeking employment in IT fields, such as network operation/administration, data switching/routing, VoIP, WiFi, servers/storage, network security, system design/administration, and other network-based systems, benefit from this program by learning about data switching, routing, and security concepts.