Computer Systems Networking

Cisco NetAcad

Computer Systems Networking
IT Teacher: Mr. D.J. Rodkey

Cisco Networking Academy

Required Courses for Program Completion: IT Essentials, Cisco Networking Part I, Cisco Networking Part II, Workstation/Server Operating Systems, Foundations of Technology, Honors Intro to Engineering, Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Raspberry Pi, and Capstone Internship-9 credits total. 

Additional Courses Taught: CVA IT Explorations, CVA Game Design

With the advent of the Internet and the related increase in the use of computers in the world, 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 the training to earn certifications in the following areas: networking (Cisco-CCNA), PC operations, maintenance and repair (A+), and workstation and server operating systems (MCSE). Students may take classes with or without certification goals 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 will 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 statewide articulation agreements to gain post-secondary credits.



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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