SCTE presents several technical events and programs throughout the year. From international events, such SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® to local SCTE Chapter training and vendor days, SCTE offers opportunities for members of all levels to gain the experience and insights they need through specialized events.
CCNA4 Discovery: Designing and Supporting Computer Networks
Dec 12, 2011 - Feb 10, 2012
This course is delivered online over 9 weeks, during which participants view online materials and complete learning activities at a time that is convenient for the participant. Scheduled Live Instructor Chat Sessions � optional, but participation is strongly suggested � provide direct interaction with the instructor.
Participants spend approximately 10 - 12 hours per week, on average, completing the various course activities in order to maximize the learning benefits. Approximately 80% of this schedule is determined by the participant and approximately 20% (the Live Instructor Chat Sessions) is scheduled by the instructor.
The course includes Cisco online content and a complimentary copy of the Cisco book "Designing and Supporting Computer Networks CCNA Discovery Learning Guide". The book will be shipped the week prior to the course's start date.
System Requirements: A high speed Internet connection (Cable or DSL) and Internet Explorer 6.0 or above
Live, Online Orientation: Monday, December 12, 11:00 am Eastern, 30 minutes
(An email will be sent with details before the Orientation.)
In this course, the last of four in the new curriculum, participants progress through a variety of case studies and role-playing exercises, which include gathering requirements, designing basic networks, establishing proof-of-concept, and performing project management tasks. In addition, within the context of a pre-sales support position, participants learn lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration.
- Introducing Network Design Concepts
- Gathering Network Requirements
- Characterizing the Existing Network
- Identifying Application Impacts on Network Design
- Creating the Network Design
- Using IP Addressing in the Network Design
- Prototyping the Campus Network
- Prototyping the WAN
- Preparing the Proposal
Cisco Certification Exam Preparation
Students who complete all four CCNA Discovery courses - CCNA1, CCN2, CCNA3 and CCNA4 - will be prepared for the industry-standard CCNA certification exam.
Completion of the courses is not required prior to taking the certification exams. The exams are administered through Pearson VUE (Virtual University Enterprises) and are not part of the course.
The target audience is anyone who desires a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. This includes headend technicians, network operations center (NOC) staff, network engineers, network administrators, and network help-desk staff.
The successful completion of this course requires the following:
- Successful completion of CCNA 1, CCNA2 and CCN3
The following prerequisites are beneficial, but not required:
- Prior experience with computer hardware and command line interfaces
- Background in computer programming
Steve Harris, CCENT, CCNA, and CCIP
Requirements for Successful Course Completion
- Minimum grade of 70% on Final Exam
- Cumulative score of 70% on the course
- You may take the final exam up to 2 times
- Completion of Course Feedback Form
Upon Successful Course Completion You Will Receive
- SCTE Course Certificate
- 3 Recertification Units (RUs) toward SCTE certification renewal
Cancellations, Transfers and Extensions
- All cancellation requests must be received by midnight of the 7th day of the course and must be in writing or email. All cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
- A registration may be transferred if requested within 7 days of the course start date. A transfer fee of $65 will be charged. Types of transfers include:
*To a different SCTE Virtual Classroom course
*To the same course with a different start date
*To a different individual
- A 3-week extension may be granted for a fee of $70.
If you wait until the last day of the course to take your final exam and you fail, you will need to request an extension and pay the extension fee in order to retake the exam.