Routing & Switching Course Registration and Descriptions

IP and Networking have become a priority for our industry. As such, SMPTE has partnered with Cisco to offer world class networking courses designed to provide each learner with deep theory and practical application of internetworking concepts and principles.

Each course includes online, interactive lessons, Packet Tracer Network Simulator Application, Packet Tracer Lab Assignments, and access to the global Cisco Academy Connection** contains resources for registered course participants and alumni. These are supported by live, weekly online instructor coaching sessions.

These are intensive courses and require a significant investment in time and self-discipline. Participants may spend a minimum of 10 to 20 hours per week on course activities depending on the individual’s level of knowledge and expertise.

SMPTE is one of a global network of Cisco Networking Academies. Course materials are written and produced by Cisco, but offered and delivered by SMPTE and its instructors.

Groups of three or more participants may register together for a 10 percent discount.

Important Notes: Use of Cisco’s Packet Tracer software is required to succeed in CCNA, but the software is incompatible with Mac computers. If you are unable to participate in CCNA from a Windows or Linux machine, previous course participants indicate they successfully ran Packet Tracer by installing Virtual Machine (VM) software on their Mac. This allows Windows emulation which does support running Packet Tracer. 

Completing any or all of the CCNA courses does not count towards CCNA Certification. These courses are intended to assist in preparation for the certification exam, which is administered separately. SMPTE does not administer CCNA Certification exams.

Duration:  12 weeks

Registration:  (Prerequisite: None)

SMPTE Member:  $405  Non-Member:  $505

Class Size Limit:  16

Description:

"Introduction to Networks" (CCNA1) introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts,media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, participants will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
 
8 February 2016 - 29 April 2016  - Sold Out!
11 April 2016 - 1 July 2016  - Sold Out!
14 November 2016 - 3 February 2017 Register Now

Registration:  (Prerequisite: CCNA1*)

SMPTE Member:  $405  Non-Member:  $505

Class Size Limit:  16

Description:

"Routing & Switching Essentials (CCNA2) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Participants learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, participants will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
 
15 August 2016 - 4 November 2016 Register Now

CCNA3: Scaling Networks

Duration:   12 weeks   

Registration:  (Prerequisite: CCNA1* and CCNA2*)

  SMPTE Member:  $465  Non-Member:  $565

Class Size Limit:  16

Description:

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Participants learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, participants will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Participants will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. 

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CCNA4: Connecting Networks

Duration:  12 weeks

Registration:  (Prerequisite: CCNA1*, CCNA2* and CCNA3*)

 SMPTE Member:  $465  Non-Member:  $565

Class Size Limit:  16

Description:

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables participants to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Participants learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Participants will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
 
28 September 2015 - 18 December 2015 - Registration Closed

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CCNA Security

Duration:  12 weeks

Registration:  (Prerequisite: CCNA1* and CCNA2*)

 SMPTE Member:  $395  Non-Member:  $495

Class Size Limit:  16

Description: 

The CCNA® Security course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The curriculum provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

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* Prerequisite courses may be completed at SMPTE or another Cisco Networking Academy

** For more information about CCNA Programs please visit the CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security pages

Registration Cancellation and Transfer Policies

  • If you cannot attend but would like your registration fee applied to a future offering of this course, please contact events@smpte.org. A $75 administrative fee will apply.
  • If you cannot attend but would like to transfer your registration to someone else, please contact events@smpte.org. A $25 administrative fee will apply.
  • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time.