Potomac State to Offer First of CISCO Certification Course January 2015

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is pleased to announce the opening of its CISCO Networking Academy. The first of four courses will be offered spring semester leading to the coveted CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification after testing. The College will also be offering the CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification in network routing and switching after two courses and testing. The College is now a Pearson-Vue Testing Center.

CISCOThe course being offered starting in January 2015, CIS 241 Networking Fundamentals, 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 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, computer information systems visiting instructor. She 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). She earned her master’s degree in Information Technology: Information Assurance and Security from Kaplan University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.

The course will be offered Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Academy Hall, Room 304, in a hybrid in-class/on-line format.  To register, contact Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or 800-262-7332. Spring semester starts January 12, 2015.