Cyber Security moves from Simulator to Hands-On Equipment

Cyber Security has purchased a new Cisco Certification Equipment Lab to enhance students’ hands-on training.

This equipment will help give students practical training on live equipment, instead of simply using the Cisco Packet Tracer Network Simulator online. The goal is to make the connection between using Cisco command line on virtual equipment and utilizing it on live equipment. The Cisco Cyber Security Operations program becomes more realistic when the Labs can be accomplished on live Cisco Lab equipment.

In addition to enhancing learning and preparing students for industry requirements, this new lab will ready them with a diverse set of skills including the ability to secure networks using Cisco's complete ready to program mobile carts with PC's, routers, switches, firewalls, serves, IP phones, wireless controllers and wireless routers for the live Wide Area Network Experience.

This is a very exciting move forward for Cyber instructor Mike Mayville and all his students!

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