May 25, 2012

Cisco Certified Network Associate Prep Camp set

by Michelle Winkler

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Prep Camp is not your average boot camp.

The CCNA certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks.  During the CCNA Prep Boot Camp July 13-15 and July 20-22, participants will learn how to implement and verify connections to remote sites in a wide-area network (WAN).  This training helps people successfully complete the CCNA test and also provides a good baseline of knowledge for any information technology certification program used to support corporate locations in the field.  Earning CCNA certification, in conjunction with completing the networking and security track, is a good starting point for a successful and rewarding information technology career, camp organizers say.

Trainers for the camp include Belle Woodward, associate professor, and Tom Imboden, assistant professor, both in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies.  Woodward is a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor, Cisco Certified Network Associate and Cisco Certified Networking Professional.  Imboden’s network and systems professional experience includes work for Aisin Manufacturing, SeatonCorp, SSG Services, Arthur Anderson, LLP and more.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the College of Applied Sciences and Arts Building.  The registration fee is $595 and the deadline to sign up is June 22.

For more information, or to register for the CCNA Prep Boot Camp, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the website at