Cyber: Routing & Switching, Cisco

Course Info

FCPS Grade Level and Course Credit information is found at the links to the left. The Virginia Department of Education Curriculum may be found using the links to the right. 

Course Description

Level I Course Description

Part A communicates the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. Cisco 1 provides students the understanding and capabilities to develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help-desk technicians. Provides a hands-on introduction to networking and Cyber Security through using Cisco Routers. Labs include Security through Cisco Routers and Switches, Internet connectivity, Switch, Router and wireless performance tuning, file and print sharing, and the installation of game consoles, scanners, and cameras.

Part B prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills in Cyber Security required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and more in-depth look at security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide e-mail services, Web space, and authenticated access. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and the final chapter helps them prepare for the CCENT certification exam.

Level II Course Description

Part A 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.  throughout the school year.

Part B is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the computer industry.Students will install, configure, upgrade, diagnose, troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on computer motherboards, processors, and memory chips. Other areas of study will include basic networking, software operation of Windows and DOS, memory management, and preventive maintenance.

Program Features

  • CyberPatriot- National Youth Cyber Education Program
  • FBLA

Class Features

  • Cisco IOS for routers and switches
  • Cisco Packet Tracer 
  • Network Analyzer programs
  • Network Design and Implementation

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Cisco Certifications
  • Microsoft MTA Certifications
  • Microsoft Office Specialist MOS

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Domain Architect
  • Cabling Specialist
  • LAN Manager
  • Information Technology Specialist or Assistant

Cyber Teacher, Mr. Kuesters, shares information about our the courses in our Cyber: IT program

For a student's perspective on Cyber: Routing and Switching (Cisco) at Edison Academy, watch this video.

Check out more videos about our Cyber courses on our Cyber IT Playlist on our YouTube Channel.