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Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) Course Content

CIT 1121, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credit hours
Information on current and emerging internetworking technologies, including:

  • Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) reference model
  • Binary numbers
  • Hexadecimal numbers
  • Address classes
  • Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnetting
  • Protocols
  • Standards
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Cabling techniques

CIT 1122, Routing Protocols and Concepts, 3 credit hours
Practical skills required to verify and troubleshoot basic router configurations. Includes:

  • Router configuration
  • Distance vector and link state routing protocols
  • Switching methods
  • Hub technology
  • Basic flow control methods
  • Layer 2 data link addressing
  • Layer 3 Internet Protocol (IP) addressing

CIT 1123, LAN Switching and Wireless, 3 credit hours

  • Routing techniques
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) design, configuration and maintenance
  • LAN configuration
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocols
  • Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
  • Network troubleshooting

CIT 1124, Accessing the WAN, 3 credit hours
Wider Area Network (WAN) topics, including:

  • Frame encapsulation
  • Signaling standards
  • WAN design
  • Point-to-Point (PPP)
  • Integrated Services Data Networks (ISDN)
  • Frame relay and network management


Contact Information

Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1709A, (630) 942-2134

Kathy Kotowski, Tech-Connect Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1732, (630) 942-3961

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1054, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592