COURSE CODE: 8543

Computer Networking Hardware Operations II

SCED Code: 10101
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 18 Weeks
Hours: 70
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA
Non-Traditional?: F

The first of the Cisco Networking Academy CCNAv7 courses, this course will help students develop workplace readiness skills and build a foundation for success in networking-related degree programs and careers. This course covers the architecture, structure, functions, and components of the Internet and other computer networks. With the support of video and rich interactive media, students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

Upon completion of all Cisco Networking Academy CCNAv7 course offerings, learners will be prepared to take the Cisco CCNA Unified certification exam. CCNAv7 teaches comprehensive networking concepts and skills, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications. Learners will progress from basic networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.

Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Developer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
Network Systems
  • Computer Operator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Architect
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Telecommunications Equipment Installer, Repairer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Web and Digital Communications
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Engineer, Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

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