This course is an elective within the Network Administration program. The course will introduce basic and intermediate concepts that are essential to cyber-security professionals to protect computer networks, and for various industry certification examinations. This course teaches advanced skills required to design, build and maintain secure networks using both hardware and software stratagems. Laboratory emphasis will be on Cisco Systems devices. This course is designed for students seeking a technical degree in the field of Computer Networking. It mirrors the proven, world recognized Cisco Networking Academy curriculum and incorporates significant online components, including testing. Students must be very familiar with modern Windows computers and be comfortable using computers before registering for this course. Students should have a working knowledge of routing, switching, and network administration principles and practices. Prerequisite: NET 104 or CCNA Certification.