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Regional Network Academy
The Electronics and Computer Technology Department at Victor Valley College is now a Certified CISCO Networking Academy. We offer CISCO networking classes that lead to the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP). Students will be able to obtain the CCNA certification after successfully completing four courses and taking one Cisco CCNA Certification exam. The CCNP also requires four courses but there are four CCNP Certification exams one for each course topic. There is a high demand for CCNA and CCNP Certifications and seating is limited by the number of computer stations available. To avoid waiting lists, please try to register early.

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Background:
The information technology (IT) sector is facing a severe shortage of workers. According to ITAA's Bridging the Gap: IT Skills in the New Millennium study (April 2000) 846,000 positions in the IT sector will likely go unfilled this year with a 108% projected growth rate for IT employment. To address this need, increasing numbers of IT employers are establishing school-to-career (STC) or school-to-work (STW) partnerships with schools, K-20, to help prepare the future workforce for entry into IT careers.

Course Offering:
The Electronics and Computer Technology Department is planning to offer the certification course in two formats:Academic, over four semesters, and Vocational, an accelerated 9 months course. The vocational format meets all standard career, wage, and employment demands required for vocational funding. Credits earned in both formats apply towards an AS degree.

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What skills will you acquire after completing the CCNA Certification course?
You will learn, through theory and practice, how to design, install, configure, and maintain simple-routed LAN (Local Area Network), routed WAN (Wide Area Network), and switched LAN networks.

Cisco defines "simple" networks as: IP, IGRP, IPX, Serial, AppleTalk, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, IPX RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.

You will also learn how to optimize WANs through Internet access solutions that reduce bandwidth and reduces WAN costs using features such as Filtering with Access Lists, Bandwidth on Demand (BOD), and Dial on demand routing (DDR). You will also learn how to provide remote access by integrating dial-up connectivity with traditional remote LAN to LAN access, as well as supporting the higher levels of performance required for new applications such as Internet commerce,


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CCNP Certification courses cover the following topics:

  • Advanced Routing

  • Remote Access

  • Multi-layer Switching

  • Internet Troubleshooting

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For further Inquiries, please contact one of our Cisco Certified Instructors:

Khalid Rubayi @ 760.245.4271 x2657 or  rubayik@vvc.edu