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Networking Technicians apply their specialized knowledge and skills to keep information flowing within organizations. They build, install, analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain the hardware and software that powers computer networks, and have special expertise in local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), intranets, wireless, and other communication systems.

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  • What are my chances of getting a Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP job when I graduate?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP certificate program?

    The program is designed to take 21 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 67% finished in 21 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP certificate program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    Federal loans: *
    Private education loans: *
    Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 67% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

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Cisco Networking with Wireless and VoIP Certificate from Baker College

Cisco Networking with Wireless and VoIPCertificate

Gain the skills and the certifications.

Prepare for a great career.

Networking Technicians apply their specialized knowledge and skills to keep information flowing within organizations. They build, install, analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain the hardware and software that powers computer networks, and have special expertise in local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), intranets, wireless, and other communication systems.

Discover Your Future Cisco Networking Career

Career Facts

$48,900

Median salary for Computer Support Specialists

17%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$72,560

Median salary for Network and Computer Systems Administrators

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Overview

Baker’s program for Cisco Networking with Wireless and VoIP (Internet-based telephone calls) provides you with the framework and skills essential for employment.

Your courses combine classroom work with hands-on training, based on the Cisco Academy Cirriculum. You learn all the fundamentals of operating systems, hardware, networking, and wireless, as well as security programs and processes for network and information systems.

When you graduate, you will be fully prepared to sit for multiple certification exams—Cisco CCNA (Certified Network Associates), wireless and VoIP certifications, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+ certifications—and ready to begin a successful career.

Course Information
Requirements68 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CIS 106B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

Prerequisite(s):
WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam, INF 111 or INF 121 or NET 101.
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I4
CSC 121B
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation. By the end of this course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

Introduction to Networks4
CSC 221B
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8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able 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.

Routing and Switching Essentials8
CSC 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to sit for the Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist exam (Cisco #642-582 WLANFE). After completing this Cisco Academy course students will be able to design, configure and maintain enterprise-class WLANs and building-to-building wireless bridges. This course focuses on a comprehensive overview of WLAN radio technologies (802.11a,b and g) and topologies, products and solutions, site surveys, resilient WLAN design, and WLAN Security (802.1x, EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID). Labs focus on wireless access point configuration and bridging applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 221A.
Cisco Wireless Networking4
CSC 223
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to sit for the Cisco Voice Over IP exam (Cisco #642-432 CVOICE). This course examines technologies that carry voice communications over an IP network, including digitization and packetization of voice and fax streams over packet and cell-based networks (FR and ATM). VoIP standards and protocols such as SIP and H.323 are addressed. QoS, traffic aggregation issues, bandwidth management and network assessment are also investigated. The major challenges of VoIP development, implementation, and major VoIP product development trends will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
CSC 222.
Cisco Voice Networking4
CSC 231B
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8 Quarter Hours

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Scaling Networks8
CSC 241A
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8 Quarter Hours

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Connecting Networks8
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ITS 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a background in information security, security management, and the technical components of security. Students will be given an overview of the entire field of information security: the history, the terminology, and the management aspects of information security programs with sufficient detail to facilitate an understanding of information security systems and their management.

Introduction to Information System Security4
ITS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 102.
Introduction to Network Security4
MTH 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces elements of algebra including real numbers, linear graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, and rational functions.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Introductory Algebra4
NET 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the field of computing. Topics include occupations within the field, terminology, basic computer and networking concepts and database concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 091 or basic computer skills.
Networking Essentials I4
NET 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 111 and INF 112, or INF 111 and INF 114A, or INF 121 and INF 114A, or NET 101.
Corequisite(s):
CIS 106B.
Networking Essentials II4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 68

Program Description

Wireless connectivity and VoIP (Internet-based telephone calling) are emerging leading edge technologies. This program will provide students with the framework and foundational skills necessary for employment in this expanding area. Many courses are hands-on, based on the Cisco Academy curriculum. Students will learn skills which will assist them in testing for the Cisco CCNA (Certified Network Associate), Wireless and VoIP certifications. Students also study materials preparing them to take the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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FAQ's

  • What are my chances of getting a Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP job when I graduate?

    The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2012-2013 is *%.

    * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

  • How long will it take me to complete this Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP certificate program?

    The program is designed to take 21 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 67% finished in 21 months.

  • What financing options are available to help me pay for this Cisco Networking with Wireless VoIP certificate program?

    Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

    Federal loans: *
    Private education loans: *
    Institutional financing plan: *

    * Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

    The school has elected to provide the following additional information: 67% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program.

Jac Thomas, Baker College Graduate
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Baker College made me who I want to be...gave me the opportunity for what I am today.

Jac Thomas