Cisco Course Descriptions

NCVOC11- Computer Networking Basics  (CCENT1 or CCNA1)

This course provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. It teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. Students develop some of the skills needed to become computer and network technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. This is the first in a two-course sequence that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)exam.

NCVOC12 – Routing and Switching Basics (CCENT2 or CCNA2)

This course prepares students for jobs as network, help desk, and support technicians. The course provides a basic overview of routing and switching, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions as they prepare for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam. The course covers network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills in context.

NCVOC 15 - Intermediate and Advanced Routing Protocols (CCNA3 or CCNP)

Prerequisite - NCVOC12

This course covers routing techniques used to control traffic over LANs and WANs as well as corporate network connections to an ISP. Topics include techniques for improving traffic flow, reliability, redundance, performance, advanced IP addressing topics, routing protocols (including RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), and route optimization. This course prepares students for Cisco CCNA and CCNP routing exams. (Different lab exercises are used for intermediate and advanced levels. Concurrent enrollment in NVCOC19 lab required.)

NCVOC 17 - Intermediate and Advanced Switching (CCNA4 or CCNP)

Prerequisite - NCVOC12

This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise networks. Students learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. This course prepares students for Cisco CCNA and CCNP switching exams. (Different lab exercises are used for intermediate and advanced levels. Concurrent enrollment in NVCOC19 lab required.)

NCVOC 19 - Cisco Lab (for students in courses NCVOC15 and higher)

This course is designed for students in any of the four intermediate/advanced Cisco networking classes who need to complete lab exercises for their skills development, to prepare for skills tests, and to implement case study solutions.

NCVOC 60 - Securing the Network (CCNA Security or Security+)

This course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and techniques available. The course covers protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, Cisco IOS Software, and VPN clients. The course prepares students for Cisco CCNA Security exam and CompTIA Security+ certifications. Concurrent enrollment in NVCOC19 lab required.

Course Path for Certification Exams

Certification
Courses at MCC
Certification exam
CCENT

NCVOC11
NCVOC12

ICND1 exam 
640-822

CCNA

NCVOC11
NCVOC12
NCVOC15 (Routing)*
NCVOC17 (Switching/WAN)*

*(NCVOC15 and NCVOC17 may be taken in either order)

Optional – NCVOC18 Troubleshooting (exam review)

Students may take one comprehensive CCNA exam (640 – 802) after completing 4 courses
      OR
follow the 2 exam track and complete the ICND2 exam (640-816) assuming the ICND1 exam was taken to earn CCENT

CCNP

NCVOC15 (ROUTE)**
NCVOC17 (SWITCH)**
NCVOC18 (TSHOOT)***

**(NCVOC15 and NCVOC17 may be taken in either order)

***NCVOC18 assumes that both NCVOC15 + NCVOC17 have been completed

ROUTE  (642-902)
SWITCH (642-813)
TSHOOT (642-832)

Renewing CCNA – required every 3 years

Renewing CCNP – required every 3 years

Contact Information

Contact

Kathie Laughlin
Academy Coordinator

Location

Community Learning Center (CLC)
1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside CA 92058
Phone: (760) 795-8737