Introduction to Networking

Introduction to Networking

Thanks to new technologies, networks are becoming more intelligent, programmable and software-driven. Networking Academy courses support this evolution and expose learners to new concepts and hands-on experiences. Best of all, courses are tied to CCNA certifications—among the most in-demand in the industry, according to IDC. Get started with DiverseNote Mobility today.

This program aligns with the Cisco CCNA Networking certification.

12 Week Program
  • 210 Instructor hours 
  • 30 Lab hours


• None

Schedule Options

This program is available in person, online, and hybrid options are available.

  • Meet 3 days per week with Morning (9 AM-12 AM), 

Afternoon (1 PM-4 PM) or Evening (6 PM-9 PM) schedule options.

Units                                                               Hours Per Unit

Networking Essentials                          70

Introduction to Networks                    70

Switching, Routing,

and Wireless Essentials                       70

Lab                                                           30

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan and install a home or small business network using wireless technology, then connect it to the Internet.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Practice verifying and troubleshooting network and Internet
  • Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, and foundational network security, you’ll be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches. No prerequisites are required. After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification. 
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.


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