CISCO Routing and Switching Certificate

CNIT - City College of San Francisco

Certificate Course Sequence:

CNIT CISCO Routing and Switching Certificate


Computer Hardware

CNIT 103

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to install hardware , configure, repair and maintain computer system in a typical office environment . Topics include hardware components and peripherals, assembly, upgrading and basic troubleshooting. 

Introduction to Cisco Networks


Architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Use of OSI and TCP layered models to examine protocols and services. IP addressing and subnetting. Fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations. First course of Cisco Networking Academy Exploration series preparing for CCNET and CCNA Certifications.

Routing and Switching Essentials


Architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Configure router and switch for basic functionality. Troubleshoot and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in IPv4and IPv6 networks. Second course in Cisco Networking Academy towards CCENT and CCNA Certifications.

LAN Switching and Wireless


LAN switch operation and implementation for small and large networks. Analysis, configuration, verification and troubleshooting of VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN thinking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing and wireless network operations. Introduction of campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts. 

Accessing the WAN


Wide Area Network (WAN) converged applications and quality of service (QoS). WAN technologies including PPP, Frame Relay, and broadband links. WAN security, including types of threats, how to analyze network vulnerabilities, general methods for mitigating common security threats and types of security appliances and applications. Principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs). IP addressing services implementation, including NAT, DHCP and IPv6.

Network Security

CNIT 120

Knowledge and skills required for Network Administrators and Information Technology professionals to be aware of security vulnerabilities, to implement security measures, to analyze an existing network environment in consideration of known security threats or risks, to defend against attacks or viruses, and to ensure data privacy and integrity. Terminology and procedures for implementation and configuration of security, including access control, authorization, encryption, packet filters, firewalls, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). 

Windows Server Administrator

CNIT 342

Knowledge and skills required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 environment. Aligned with Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) exam 70-646.