Potomac State now a Pearson-Vue Testing Center and CISCO Networking Academy

Potomac State College recently announced the opening of its CISCO Networking Academy. The first of four courses were offered this spring and will lead to the coveted CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, after testing. The College, which is now a Pearson-Vue Testing Center as well, will also be offering the CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification in network routing and switching after two courses and testing.

SCISCOtudents will be introduced to 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 for the curriculum.

“By the end of the course, students will be able to build LANS, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes,” said Jill Schaumloeffel, a visiting instructor in computer information systems who holds the following certifications: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) , CISCO Instructor (CCAI), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).