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École Riverside Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Computer Networking

 Grade 11:


Cisco CCNA Discovery “Networking for Home and Small Businesses” curriculum provides general networking theory, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments that students may encounter in their daily lives from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum. CCNA Discovery is designed for students with basic PC skills and foundational math and problem solving skills. The curriculum offers an engaging learning experience for more visual and kinetic learners. Many interactive activities are embedded in all of the courses to break up the text and help reinforce student comprehension. In addition, a large number of labs encourage additional hands-on practice.

 CCNA Discovery helps prepare students for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications.



This course uses IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0 covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts developed by Cisco Systems. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. New topics included in this version include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, security, safety and environmental issues, and communication skills. Hands-on lab activities will continue to be an essential element of the course. In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment. The students will qualify to write the Comp TIA A+ 220-601.


 Grade 12:


Cisco CCNA Discovery “Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP” curriculum is the continuation of computer networking 11 the aim of this course is to further develop the students’ knowledge of network building, network repairing, and communication skills through extensive labs and theory dealing with Network hardware and software.



IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems, this is the continuation of the ITM 11 program and develops the students skills at creating and repairing functioning networks through hands-on experience or simulation software. This course covers 3 main topics such as service technician, Phone desk technician, and Shop service technician. These subjects cover the required theory and knowledge to solve computer problems remotely via phone contact, or physically via hands on service. Strong communication skills and logical problem solving skills are developed through the extensive labs and assignments. This course also teaches the Linux operating system. Completion of this course will qualify the students to write the Comp TIA A+ 220-604 exams, thus completing the A+Certification.


École Riverside Secondary School

2215 Reeve Street, Port Coquitlam BC
V3C 6K8
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