The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §08b
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Gowan, J A. Teaching Data Communications Using Cisco Networking Academy's Curriculum. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §08b.
Teaching Data Communications Using Cisco Networking Academy's Curriculum
A program that should be considered closely when looking at curriculum for teaching a course in data communications is Cisco's Networking Academy Program. The curriculum is entirely online, web-based, with substantial online support features for both faculty and students. The content of the first semester is basic data communications theory. The content of the subsequent semesters is more Cisco specific. A major strength of the curriculum is the numerous hands-on labs that bring the theory to life through application. It also provides the foundation for students who may wish to continue the Cisco-based training and become a Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA). The curriculum can be effectively used to teach data communications at the university level. A general description of how it is used in an undergraduate, information systems program is provided.
|J. Art Gowan, Jr [a1] [a2]|
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
University of North Carolina at Wilmington [u1] [u2]
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: data communications, networking, curriculum, Cisco
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