Computer System Networking


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Computer Systems Networking
Cisco Networking Academy

Mr. Matt Berrier-Instructor

Required Courses for Program Completion: IT Essentials, Cisco Networking Part I, Cisco Networking Part II, Workstation/Server Operating Systems, Capstone Internship-9 credits total. Foundations of Technology and two additional Engineering elective courses recommended.

With the advent of the internet and the related increase in the use of computers in the world of work, individuals with skills in computer technologies are in great demand. Support in the form of computer networking operating systems, troubleshooting, and repair is in particularly high demand. Carlisle High School offers both the training and the ability to become certified in the following areas: networking (Cisco-CCNA), PC Operations, maintenance and repair (A+), and workstation/server operating systems (MCSE). Students may take classes with or without a certification goal in mind or complete the entire Information Technology sequence in preparation for a career or post-secondary education in an information technology related major or entry level IT positions. Regardless of the choice, students entering these courses experience instruction and hands-on training that is cutting-edge and state-of-the-art. As a recognized Program of Study by the Department of Education, students can take advantage of many state-wide and local articulation agreements to gain post-secondary credit. A Capstone Cooperative Education experience is available to eligible students in their senior year.


A+ Certification: demonstrates the students competency as a computer technician. A+ is a vendor neutral certification that covers numerous technologies and operating systems from such vendors as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell and some of the Linux variations.

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician-(CCENT): the first stage of Cisco's certification system. This certification covers networking knowledge but does not get the student involved in the more intricate technical aspects of Cisco routing, switching and network design. CCENT qualified individuals have the knowledge and skill to install, manage, maintain and troubleshoot a small branch network including network security.

Cisco Certified Network Associate-(CCNA): the second stage of Cisco's certification system. CCNA certification validates the student's ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium sized routed and switched networks including implementation an verification of connections to remote sites in a wide area network.

Microsoft Certified Professional-(MCP): a program of professional certifications awarded by Microsoft and designed for IT professionals and developers. Areas of certification include Access, Excel, Excel Expert, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Microsoft Project.

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Information Technology-Computer Networking (PDF - 38 KB)
Program Overview

Information Technology-Computer Networking (PDF - 103 KB)
PDE Approved Task List

Information Technology-Computer Networking (PDF - 107 KB)
Carlisle Scope and Sequence


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