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It takes the right skill and the right certifications to set yourself apart from others in the work force. At the Institute for Professional Excellence, we understand the true importance and value of developing skills and achieving certifications.

Our programs fit the needs of top employers and can give you the strategic ability to achieve more.

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NETW 151 Cisco Networking Fundamentals

COST: $1,497

LENGTH: 15 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS - LETTINGA
January 8 - April 23, 2018
Mondays from 6 – 9:50 p.m.REGISTER

Architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks is the foundation of Cisco Networking Fundamentals.

Students learn IP addressing, Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

This course is the first of four networking courses to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast OSI, TCP/IP models, and TCP and UDP protocols
  • Describe firewalls, access points, wireless controllers, and network topologies such as star, mesh, and hybrid
  • Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting and compare IPv4 address types such as unicast, broadcast, and multicast
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment

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NETW 152 Cisco Routing and Switching

COST: $1,497

LENGTH: 15 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS - LETTINGA
January 10 - April 25, 2018
Wednesdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.
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MIDLAND
January 8 - April 23, 2018
Mondays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.
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Cisco Routing and Switching centers on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.

Learn to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

This course is the second of four networking courses to prepare students for the CCNA certification exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret Ethernet frame format and troubleshoot interface and cable issues
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches, interswitch connectivity, Layer 2 protocols, and port security
  • Describe routing concepts, including packet handling, forwarding decision based on route lookup and frame rewrite
  • Interpret the components of routing table and how a routing table is populated
  • Describe DNS lookup operation and troubleshoot client connectivity
  • Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues

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NETW 251 Cisco Scaling Networks

COST: $1,497

LENGTH: 7 weeks

LANSING
January 8 - February 19, 2018
Mondays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.
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In Cisco Scaling Networks, you will learn the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network.

Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

This course is the third of four networking courses to prepare students for the CCNA certification exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches and interswitch connectivity
  • Troubleshoot STP protocols and STP-related optional features
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
  • Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis
  • Utilize access layer threat mitigation techniques, including 802.1x, DHCP snooping, and Nondefault native VLAN

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NETW 252 Cisco Connecting Networks

COST: $1,497

LENGTH: 7 or 15 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS - LETTINGA
January 9 - April 24, 2018
Tuesdays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.
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LANSING
March 5 - April 16, 2018
Mondays from 6 - 9:50 p.m.
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Discover WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network with Cisco Connecting Networks. The course enables you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.

Configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols while developing the skills to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. This course is the last of four networking courses to prepare students for the CCNA certification exam.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define characteristics, functions and components of a WAN
  • Describe SNMP, Syslog, and manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images and licenses
  • Understand QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN access and core segments

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IAAS 224 Implementing Network Security

COST: $1,697

LENGTH: 15 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS - LETTINGA
January 11 - April 26, 2018
Thursdays from 6 - 8:50 p.m.REGISTER

CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data, and host security. This course introduces hands-on, practical techniques for implementing security in today’s environment.

CompTIA Security+ certification is the most popular entry-level certification for IT security professionals. It is recommended that students have demonstrated operating system and basic networking experience.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement basic security services on any type of computer network
  • Adhere to network security compliance and operation security standards
  • Take the CompTIA Security + exam

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