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.
CCNA3 Discovery: Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise
Jun 25, 2012 - Aug 24, 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 Coaching 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 Coaching Sessions) is scheduled by the students and instructor during the orientation that is held on the first day of class.
The course includes:
- Cisco online content, practice exams, and labs
- Complimentary Cisco text Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise 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, June 25, 2:00 pm Eastern, 30 minutes
(An email will be sent with details before the Orientation.)
The course, the third of four in the new curriculum, familiarizes participants with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. Hands-on exercises include configuration, installation, and troubleshooting.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform tasks related to the following:
- Identify the purpose and uses of personal computers and describe local and network applications.
- Compare and contrast different types of computing devices.
- Explain the binary representation of data.
- Determine appropriate components and peripheral devices to meet requirements.
- Install, verify, and upgrade computer components and peripherals.
Course Content Outline
- Chapter 0 - Course Introduction
- Chapter 1 - Networking in the Enterprise
- Chapter 2 - Exploring the Enterprise Network Infrastructure
- Chapter 3 - Switching in an Enterprise Network
- Chapter 4 - Addressing in an Enterprise Network
- Chapter 5 - Routing with a Distance Vector Protocol
- Chapter 6 - Routing with a Link State Protocol
- Chapter 7 - Implementing Enterprise WAN Links
- Chapter 8 - Filtering Traffic Using Access Control Lists
- Chapter 9 - Troubleshooting an Enterprise Network
- Chapter 10 - Course Summary
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 and CCNA2
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.