# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Computer Networking Hardware Operations III (8544/18 weeks, 70 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8544
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:18 weeks, 70 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Computer Networking Hardware Operations II (8543/18 weeks, 70 hours)

This course familiarizes students 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, including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting, reinforce student learning.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.