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Cisco Networking Academy Courses for High Schools Jim Bergquist Cisco Program Coordinator
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software PC repair and maintenance
IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software A PC Repair course, and more… For entry-level computer support technicians and Help Desk workers Includes customer relations skills Aligns with the new 2009 CompTIA A+ certification
Advantages for High Schools Many high school students enjoy working on computers hands-on Instructor gets a BIG advantage with online curriculum, assessments, gradebook, and resources Can be taught over 1 semester or 1 year High school graduate can achieve an industry certification
Equipment requirements Total cost of $500 to $1000 Your school may already have some suitable equipment Please contact me for details
Virtual Laptop Learning Tool for IT Essentials
Virtual Laptop Learn Mode – Step-by Step InstructionsExplore Mode – Info about componentsTest Mode - Assessment
Aligning and Installing Components
Discovery Networking Courses 1 & 2 of a four-course sequence
Discovery Networking Course 1: Networking for Home and Small Businesses Course 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or Internet Service Provider Each course is one semester These two courses lead to the CCENT certification Courses usually articulate for college credit Courses 3 and 4 can be taken in college
Equipment requirements Total cost is about $4000 for all new equipment for Discovery 1 & 2 Much less to teach just Discovery 1 Older equipment can be used Please contact me for details
Link to course demo and video cisco.netacad.net
Interested? Contact Jim Bergquist, with questions about becoming a Cisco Cost –Annual support –Instructor training –Equipment requirements OR …
IT Essentials - Distance learning This project is being developed for IT Essentials For college credit through M-State Consider it if you have only 2 or 3 interested students I will let you know when the course is listed!
What are the Occupations?
Summary from iseek.org Career Cluster: Information Technology –Industry: Information and Internet Services Occupation: Computer Support Specialist (IT Essentials: PC Repair leads to this) Occupation: Data Communications Analyst (Discovery Networking starts student on the path) –Industry: Telecommunications Occupation: Data Communications Analyst (Discovery Networking starts student on the path) (Details at end of slide show)
Employers in this area?
Minnesota jobs and careers
West Central careers (bottom of iseek.org home page)
Significant industries in W. central MN Telecommunications employers Advanced Wireless Solutions, Fergus Falls Arvig Communications Systems, Detroit Lakes 702 Communications, Moorhead Information and Internet Services is not listed as a significant industry in the west central region
Other Opportunities in W. central MN Keep in mind that many area institutions need people with PC maintenance and network administration knowledge and skills Schools and colleges Hospitals Businesses Computer retailers and repair centers
Thank you for being here! Questions?
Optional: Navigating iseek.org
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Information and Internet Services
Computer Support Specialist ( IT Essentials: PC Repair)
Data Communications Analyst (Discovery Networking plus at least two year degree)