Networking with Cyber Security

Dale Rerko
Teacher, CISCO

Program Overview
This is a two-year program. Designing, installing and maintaining computer networks are skills in high demand. Networking is a two-year program that prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam, a standard in the industry enabling students to obtain the highly sought-after CCNA certification. With Cisco System’s online curriculum, students learn the latest industry networking standards and technologies, including network design, set-up, hardware, maintenance and administration.
In addition to this, an introduction to Cyber Security is given which are the first steps toward (CCNA Cyber Ops) exam. Students will become more aware of the importance of being safe online, the potential consequences of cyber attacks, and possible career options. Senior students meeting the requirements will be eligible for early placement.

2 Periods/2 Credits Jr Year
2 Periods/2 Credits Sr Year

Networking/Cisco 1
Open to Grade 11
Application & interview required
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Courses taken: Routing and Switching, Network Operating Systems

Networking/Cisco 2
Open to Grade 12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Networking/Cisco 1
Suggested: Algebra 2
Courses taken: Network Management Systems, Network Security, Networking/Cisco Capstone (optional 2 additional credits)

Future Career Opportunities
Network Engineer
Network Technician
Network Administrator
Computer Software
Support Tech
Help Desk Operator
Pre-Sales Support Technician
Systems Administrator
Network Security Specialist

Skills Learned
CISCO Networking Administration
Internet Communications
Wireless Access Point Configuration
Support Technologies
Router & Switch Configuration
LAN/WAN Communication
Network Design


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Internship Opportunities
Work experience 4th quarter senior year, 15 hours per week in a related occupation.

College Credit Option
Networking students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several area colleges.  To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Networking Program, maintain an overall GPA per admission criteria of the college (generally 2.0 or 2.5), complete Algebra 2, and complete all other requirements deemed necessary by the particular college's admission office.

Networking Program Videos



Student Success Stories

Steve McMasters
Employer: Hurricane Labs

Dan Twardesky
Employer: Lakewood City Schools


Mr. Dale Rerko
216/227-5701 ext. 18791