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    What you'll learn:

    • Work with routers and switches using OSPF in point-to-point and multi access networks. 
    • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer. 
    • Mitigate threats and enhance network security using access control lists and security best practices. 
    • Understand virtualization, SDN, and how APIs and configuration management tools enable network automation. 

    What you'll get:

    • Personal attention and access to your instructors via the online discussion forum 
    • 1h-long weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions 
    • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review 
    • Two attempts at each quiz and final exam 
    • Cisco Certificate of Achievement (Participants must meet minimum course requirements), and a Networking Academy badge for completing the course 
    • Continued access to course materials through  SMPTE’s  Virtual Classroom Alumni Center when you opt in 

    Course Details

    Duration:  12 Weeks
    Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials course
    Level:  Introductory

    Our virtual classes are now available at 50% off. Please register for a course using the SMPTE50 discount code.

    Member fees: $599 ($99 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).

    Non-Member fees: $749 ($149 for Imaging Systems Fundamentals course).

    This course is the last in our Networking course series, and it describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Course participants learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. 

    Large enterprises depend heavily on the smooth operation of their network infrastructures. Therefore, networking professionals are vital to every organization and those with networking skills can land a great job and set their sights on a rewarding career!  This third course in our Networking series describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks.  It covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Recommended preparation for this course is our Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials course, or possessing equivalent knowledge. 

    Course participants who successfully complete this course will be able to perform the following functions: 

    • Configure and troubleshoot  DHCP  and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6 
    • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) 
    • Configure and troubleshoot  STP  operations 
    • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco  VLAN  Trunk Protocol (VTP) 
    • Configure and troubleshoot  VTP, STP, and RSTP 
    • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6 o Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area  OSPF  and multi-area  OSPF) o Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) 
    • Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP,  OSPF, and  EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 
    • Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files  CCNA 3 - Scaling Networks 

    This is a rigorous Instructor-led hands-on course leading into the implementation of advanced Routing Protocols and LAN Switching techniques with an emphasis on the theory supporting each technology. Learn about Autonomous Systems by implementing troubleshooting  EIGRP, configure and troubleshoot Single Area  OSPF  routing scenarios and originate default routing information down through each protocol. Advanced switching concepts are introduced emphasizing hands-on implementation of dot1q and Cisco ISL trunking to carry  VLAN  information for LAN segmentation, broadcast control, and bandwidth optimization.  

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    WilliamHocker-jpgWilliam Hocker

    CCNA1: Introduction to Networks — William Hocker
    As a Cisco Academy Instructor and faculty member at St. Louis Community College, William Hocker has extensive experience in delivering Cisco education. His field experiences include providing infrastructure support for the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) in New York; serving as a VoIP technician on the State Farm Insurance VoIP project through World Wide Technology; and acting as a senior conversion engineer for Bank of America's (BoA) VoIP project in Missouri and Charlotte, N.C., corporate headquarters. Hocker holds several degrees in computer networking, including a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University, and has completed certifications including the CompTIA A+, Network+, Cisco CCAI, CCNA R&S, and CCNP VOICE.

    Terms and Conditions: 

    • Any of  SMPTE's  Virtual Classroom courses are also available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions. 

    • If you register but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply. 

    • If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension. 

    • Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for CCNA  courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

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