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UAS Ketchikan & CISCO Networking Academy Begin Pilot Project


January 10, 2004
Saturday - 1:00 am

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan will soon be pioneering distance delivered CISCO Networking Academy classes on the web. Beginning this semester, CISCO Networking I, the first in a four-semester series, will be offered to students outside of Ketchikan via the internet as well as to Ketchikan residents unable to take a classroom-based section due to other commitments.

A first of its kind, the class will teach the fundamentals of computer networking and data communication concepts essential in planning and implementing a computer network within an organization over the world wide web. Traditional networking courses have been hands-on, in-classroom settings.

The CISCO Networking Academy approved the pilot project. UAS Ketchikan will develop the framework for teaching the course online and the Academy will duplicate it at future Academy-sponsored sites. UAS Ketchikan has been an approved CISCO Networking Academy site for the last five years. Students completing the four-semester series are eligible to sit for the CISCO Networking Associate Certification Exam. The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.

CISCO Systems, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of computer networking components. The company developed the CISCO Networking Academy in 1997 as a way to train the future information technology workforce.

Interested persons in this course can register immediately for it or contact Rick McDonald at 228-4506 for more information. The course begins the week of January 12th.

The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Many course offerings are available via both locally and through distance avenues including web-based, audio conference, teleconference and satellite offerings. Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate, bachelor and master degrees.



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