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ICT CISCO Networking Academy at Pinetree Secondary School



Every year, hundreds of thousands of Networking Academy students worldwide gain the skills needed to build, design, and maintain computer networks; improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking.

Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world.


The IT Essentials course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. It is designed for students who want to pursue careers in ICT and students who want to gain practical knowledge of how a computer works.

Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. New topics in this version include mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and client side virtualization. Expanded topics include security, networking, and troubleshooting.

Hands-on lab activities are essential elements that are integrated into the curriculum. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are standalone tools that enable students to virtually disassemble and reassemble desktop and laptop computers. Both tools are designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in environments with limited networking equipment.

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Course Syllabus





New CISCO Chapter Layout

 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Personal Computer
 Chapter 2 Lab Safety
 Chapter 3 Computer Assembly
 Chapter 4 Preventive Maintenance
 Chapter 5 Windows Installation
 Chapter 6 Windows Configuration 
 Chapter 7 Networking Concepts
 Chapter 8 Applied Networking
 Chapter 9 Laptops and Mobile Devices
 Chapter 10 Operating Systems
 Chapter 11 Printers
 Chapter 12 Security
 Chapter 13 The IT Professional
 Chapter 14 Advanced Troubleshooting




CISCO 2013 Academy Graduates

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