Computer Networking (CISCO) & Cybersecurity

Computer Networking (CISCO) & Cybersecurity prepares students with fundamental and advanced computer, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills necessary for success in computer career fields.The Networking pathway provides students with in-depth understanding of the following:

  •  how packets travel across networks
  •  configuration of network devices, including switches and routers
  •  working with actual Cisco equipment and data communication rack cabling
  •  IPv4 and IPv6 addressing protocols
  •  dual boot Windows / Linux workstations
  • operation of the OSI data communications model within Cisco equipment and host machines
  • troubleshooting and problem-solving
Students also have opportunities for internships, and articulated college credit.
Ryan Sigmon
IT Data Networking/Cybersecurity
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Teach: Networking Level I & II, Cybersecurity

Mr. Sigmon has been teaching in BCPS for 18 years.  He has worked as both a middle school and high school Social Studies teacher, a Staff Development teacher here at Sollers and is now teaching the IT Networking program.  He has had a constant interest in Information Technology and received his A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications in 2012 while teaching.  His time at Sollers inspired him to pursue teaching Networking and Cybersecurity to students to help prepare this generation in a much-needed field with many great job opportunities and great pay.  He loves watching the students learn when they set up networks in the lab on the racks and then put command line in and watch the configurations happen!
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