CISCO Lab

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Introduction

In line with Kardan University’s strategic goal of ‘Excellence in Innovation and Growth’ we are glad to announce the establishment of Kardan University CISCO Lab. The facility will enable Computer Science students, especially those studying networking related subjects, to practice the theories they learn in class.

The lab will ultimately prepare the students for going ahead for CISCO Certifications which have a high credibility worldwide. There are various levels of CISCO certifications, which include the Associate, Professional and Expert levels.

We have a qualified cadre of lecturers and instructors who enable the student not only understand the concepts quickly, but also work on the lab equipment in an effective manner. The lab is equipped with the latest CISCO networking and communication equipment as well as related up to date learning materials including workbooks and audio-visual materials and much more for their self-paced self-study.

The CISCO Lab Equipment

BCS student will have the opportunity of working, practicing and advanced track training on all the latest devices like Routers, Switches, Firewalls, ASA, Access Points and IP Phones. Along with these, the Lab has been also provided with modern computers which are all connected to CISCO devices for easy access and practice of student. The students will be working on both a physical as well as a virtual CISCO lab.


The Physical CISCO Lab

With the physical CISCO Lab students see and work on real Routers, Switches, Access Points and Firewalls. The advantage from the physical lab is that it is the only option where a student is able to physically use the equipment and learn how to connect CISCO devices with each other and practice different technologies like network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.


The Virtual CISCO Lab

When students learn how to work on the physical lab equipment, they will move on to virtually accessing the lab equipment from remote locations. With the virtual lab, students will learn how they can avoid around 99% of the instances where they actually need to touch the equipment they’re working on.

For example, an IT expert in Kabul working on a router or a switch that is in Mazar-e-Sharif or Herat. The technician only needs to open up Putty on his computer’s desktop to connect to the network remotely. The virtual lab will be accessible not only inside the university, but also outside the university meaning that students will be able to access their assigned rack slot remotely and practice at home.