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College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ITNC 2050 - Cisco Networking 3 (CCNA)

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: ITNC 1150  and ITCS 1140 

(formerly ITNC 2110)

ITNC 2050 introduces the student to network services required by applications in a complex network. This is the third of three courses to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the usage of Ethernet in modern LANs and WANS.


  1. Describe the components of a 2-tier hierarchal network design.
  2. Describe the components of a 3-tier hierarchal network design.
  3. Describe the components of Metro Ethernet.
  4. Describe the components of Power over Ethernet.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the usage of Quality of Service in the network.


  1. Describe IP SLA including its benefits.
  2. Describe Policy Based Routing including its benefits.
  3. Describe the operation of DSCP marking and classification.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate how cloud services are used in network operations.


  1. Describe the public cloud including its benefits and weaknesses.
  2. Compare and contrast the public cloud and an on-premises data center.
  3. Describe how cloud technologies can benefit network operations.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline how RESTful APIs and their data formats are used in network automation.


  1. List the common methods used in RESTful protocols.
  2. Describe JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).
  3. Describe how network automation benefits an organization.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. LAN/WAN Architecture
  2. Network Quality of Service
  3. Cloud Service in the Network
  4. REST APIs and data formats
  5. Network Automation

Primary Faculty
Koss, John
Secondary Faculty
Nabozny, Keith
Associate Dean
Evans-Mach, Patrick
Balsamo, Michael

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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