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CISCO Networking Academy   

 CCNA

In cooperation with Cisco Corporation, this unique program is being offered at Schenectady High School to students beginning in 11th grade. Students will learn theory, design, implementation, and maintenance of computer networks. The program consists of four-1/2 unit courses (Cisco 1, 2, 3, and 4) given one per semester over junior and senior years. The courses prepare students to take industry recognized certification tests either the Cisco Certified Entry level associate (CCENT) or the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

The following are prerequisites to enter the program:

1. Students must have a minimum of a B- cumulative average at the end of 10th grade or special permission of the instructor.

2. Attendance and discipline records in 9th and 10th grades must reflect a positive attitude toward learning and becoming a professional.

3. Students should have an interest in and experience working with computers.

4. Students must have completed Geometry.

5. A student/parent contract must be signed upon acceptance to the program.

Students who participate in this program will have the opportunity to receive college credit from Schenectady County Community College through the University in High School program.

IT ESSENTIALS

In addition to the Networking (CCNA) coursework, Cisco has developed curriculum that prepares students for the Comptia A+ certification. A+ is the industry recognized certification for entry level computer repair and support technicians. IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. The curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level IT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification, which helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace to advance their careers.

Students who participate in this program will have the opportunity to receive college credit from Schenectady County Community College through the University in High School program.

 

 

    

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