Networking Academy & Cyber Security

Students in this course will be introduced to the computer-networking field and the field of cyber security. Instructors cover network/cyber terminology and protocols, communication fundaments in data networks/security and Internet security. Students study the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, using a top-down approach, cabling and cabling tools, basic Cisco router, configuration, Ethernet technologies, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and an overview of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), basic configuring and testing of the network, standards and network penetration. 


The course prepares students for the Cisco Certified Network Architect (CCNA) examination in the first year as well as a cyber-security certification, in second year. Students also learn the skills needed to pass the CompTIA Security+ Exams, which ensures that candidates will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them.

Note: This is a dual enrollment course and has an articulation agreement with UAT. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page. 

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Course Code IT12, IT20, IT22, IT23

Length 2-4 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
EVIT Fountain Hills Campus

Certification Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+

Prerequisites 6 high school credits completed
2.0 GPA

Possible Careers Network Technician, Network Administrator, Network Security Analyst