UHCL institute hosts routing and switching boot camp

Gain certification in the growing field of cyber security by attending the Global Knowledge CISCO Certified Network Associate CCNAX v 2.0 – CCNA routing and Switching Boot Camp for five Saturdays in August hosted by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Cyber Security Institute. The camp will be held Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., in UH-Clear Lake’s Delta Building, room 204, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Funded by the Department of Labor through the San Jacinto College Information Technology Training for Tomorrow or IT3 Grant, the camp is free to those who are U.S. citizens or permanents and have basic computer literacy, personal computer operating system navigation skills, Internet usage skills and basic Internet Protocol address knowledge.

“We are excited to offer yet another training opportunity to local businesses,” says UH-Clear Lake Cyber Security Institute Director and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Andrew Yang. “This valuable training will give participants all the skills they need to become certified for the highly demanded CCNA certifications.”

Specifically, the course will cover how to install, operate, configure and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. Attendees will learn how to configure a LAN switch and IP router as well as how to identify basic security threats, understand redundant topologies, troubleshoot common network issues and more.

The training and exam is free to those who qualify, but space is limited. To find out more or to register, email San Jacinto College IT3 Grant Director Lydia Chavez-Garcia, Lydia.chavez-garcia@sjcd.edu.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. In 2011, the university gained approval from the state to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and is currently planning for its first freshman class in fall 2014. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.



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