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Advanced Network and Cyber Concepts

This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design, implement, and secure enterprise and wide area networks. This includes functionality, configuration, and troubleshooting of inter-VLAN routing, VLANs, WLANs as well as wide area networking technologies. This course encompasses 2 additional college classes (6 college credits) in order to prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Network Technician certification exam. Students interested in the MIC CyberSecurity early bachelor degree program should enroll in this course after completing DevSecOps.

This is a semester-long offering to be paired with another course from the Computer Science Pathway. Please be mindful of prerequisites.

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MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a systems engineering OR cybersecurity bachelor’s degree while still in high school.   The bachelor’s degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee’s Summit.  This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.  Students who qualify and have interest, must mark that they are interested on their STA Online Application.


"Going to Summit Tech has benefited me so much, with the certifications that I received I have gone out and got several jobs. Also, taking the exams for the certifications improved my test taking skills.” Shane Smyth, Lee’s Summit North Graduate

Grade: 11 or 12
Algebra I, B- or better
Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
Keyboarding proficiency, minimum 30 WPM.
2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
90% Attendance
High speed home Internet access is required, and a fully functional laptop or desktop system (i.e. not a Chromebook).

Computer Hardware and Operating Systems I (also offered through R7 Online)
Algebra II
High School Credits: 3 units (2 semesters)

LSR7 Weighted: .666

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit: UCM Net 1061 & 2060 (6 hrs credit available for eligible students)

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