David Katic

TEAM DHCP

David Katic here. Without a doubt in my mind, my four years in Cisco Networking have been the most enjoyable and worthwhile times I’ve ever had in school. I applied for this major because of my passion for computers, and that passion was transformed into a career. Because of Cisco Networking, I was selected for an internship at Eagle Sentry, a home automation company with a focus on networking. My knowledge gained over four years gave me a sizable advantage over hires from outside sources. I was able to apply what I had learned, and gained both practical work experience and a well-paying job. After graduation(?), I plan on continuing to work at Eagle Sentry and attend UNLV for computer engineering.

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Zo Puzon

TEAM DHCP

What’s good? I’m Zo Puzon. Being a part of the Cisco Networking program at SECTA has given me valuable insight and experience. My class received access to IT Essentials and CCNA programs and a functional lab room with devices to work on. We have also been exposed to industry professionals; many of which could relate to our experiences in school and became possible examples for our paths going forward. I have decided to not pursue this field in the future; instead, I will major in finance at UNLV. However, the troubleshooting skills, resourcefulness, teamwork skills, and knowledge I’ve developed in these four years will definitely be an asset to me in my future.

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The DHCP Capstone group consists of Ryan Samuel, David Katic, and Zo Puzon. After being given a Packet Tracer assignment of Configuring DHCP Using Cisco IOS and completing it, we applied it to physical devices available in the classroom lab. We adjusted from the Packet Tracer because the interfaces on our devices do not exactly match the devices we were using. At times, we had to deviate from the topology and directly plugged the console cable into the routers for configuration through the program, Tera Term. Our group finished the project early, so we were able to provide assistance to the NAT, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, and Static & Default Route teams when they requested it. The Static & Default Routing team especially had a difficulty with clock rates, so we decided to work on different routers to sidestep this problem. In the end, all IT capstone projects concluded successfully. 

 

All three of us have gone through four years of Cisco training, passed the IT Essentials portion of the course and have become certified Network Technicians.

TEAM DHCP

Ryan Samuel

TEAM DHCP

I’m Ryan Samuel and the last four years in SECTA’s Cisco Networking program has been a great change to my life. It has taught me valuable information, such as VLSM Addressing, and new experiences on becoming a great network technician. I’ve learned numerous troubleshooting methods, configuration commands, advanced IP Addressing, and much more. I plan to continue in this career like previous graduates. I plan on taking the CCNA and finishing up the IT Network program through CSN.

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Daniela Rivero-Rivera

TEAM EIGRP

​What’s up? Daniela Rivero-Rivera (aka Dani) here. These past four years in the Cisco Networking program at SECTA have been wild to say the least. Not only did I learn interesting things like how to wire an RJ-45 cable, how to disassemble and reassemble a PC, and how to understand binary and hexadecimal codes, I also learned lifelong skills like teamwork and troubleshooting. Though it has been fun to be an IT technician in training, I plan on pursuing psychology when I head over to UNLV. IT might not be my passion, but it was an immensely useful experience to have learned how today and tomorrow’s technology is developed. Who knows, maybe in the future I will end up working for some big tech company if the whole psych thing doesn’t work out. Overall, the past four years have been super cool, I met super cool people, and I learned super cool skills that I will appreciate for a long while.

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Angela Mejia-Mead

TEAM EIGRP

​In the 4 years studying IT-Networking we have learned through packet tracer and applied it to physical devices. For our capstone we did EIGRP which is an advanced distance-vector routing protocol that is used on a computer network for automating routing decisions and configuration. After graduation, my plan is to continue my education at UNLV in Criminal Justice.

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Team EIGRP consists of group members Eryn Aguilar, Angela Mejia-Meda, and Daniela Rivero-Rivera. We first started out capstone with a Packet Tracer to configure a functioning EIGRP network. After understanding the packet tracer, we then applied our configurations to physical devices in our lab, such as routers, switches, and the required number of PCs. We spent most of our time troubleshooting and problem solving on the physical aspect of our capstone, as we overlooked some important programming issues and had to spend time trying to realize our mistake. Our main goal was to create a physical EIGRP network that was capable of pinging (essentially communicating) properly from router to PC. Despite minor difficulties throughout the configuration process, we successfully configured our network in the end. This experience was ultimately a springboard to taking the IT industry certification test, which was a stressful but successful experience for the three of us.

ERYN AGUILAR

TEAM EIGRP

​Howdy! I’m Eryn Aguilar. Being in the Cisco Networking program has given me an opportunity to have a deeper understanding and experience of the field. We were able to not only learn the CCNA curriculum but were able to experience it through labs and packet tracer simulations. Our capstone project not only helped us demonstrate the topics we learned but prepared us in a workplace setting. Being exposed to this major was a great way to know what I want to continue my career path similar to Information Technology. After high school, I will major in Computer Science in UNLV and pursue to be a software developer.

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TEAM NAT

The Network Address Translation (NAT) Capstone group includes Ahja Crosby, Gabriella Gilbert, Gianluca Hunt, and Carmella Maez. Our group was given an NAT Packet Tracer to guide us in programming the computers, routers, and switches so that public IP addresses are assigned to devices inside a private network that were in the lab of our classroom. The topology on the packet tracer was slightly different from the components in our lab, so we had to adjust to have the systems programmed and wired correctly. We stumbled across a few errors in the process of creating a connection between our devices, but in the end we were able to overcome each problem with some assistance from the DHCP group. After finishing obtaining connections between the computers, routers, and switches we documented the development of our program and finished our project. We also assisted other groups in their capstone project when they needed help.

Carmella Maez

TEAM NAT

Hello my name is Carmella Maez, and the last four years at SECTA majoring in Internet Technology has been really interesting and enjoyable. I applied for this major because I wanted to learn all about the computer and also because I wanted to learn how a computer works and the process of one and thankfully I have. Unfortunately, I have decided not to move forward with IT, instead I plan on going to Nevada State College (NSC) to major in Deaf Studies to get my Bachelors Degree to become an American Sign Language Interpreter but with all the information I have gained through the years from majoring in Internet Technology Networking like troubleshooting, teamwork skills will definitely help me in the near future.

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Gabriella Gilbert

TEAM NAT

Studying IT Networking at Southeast Career Technical Academy over the years has enabled me to achieve not only a traditional high school education but the education to become a certified technician. This class has given me the opportunity to become knowledgeable in the field of Networks and Routers by being able to physically apply the concepts I’m learning in class to the labs we have available online through packet tracer and in class equipment. Taking this class has led me to pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Electrical engineering at UNLV. I plan to use the skills gained through the years to start a career in the IT field and learn more about computers.

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Gianluca Hunt

TEAM NAT

Hello, I’m Gianluca Hunt. When I got accepted into the Cisco Networking program at Southeast Tech four years ago, I was thrilled to be a part of a wonderful class and learn about Information Technology. My instructor, Mr. Wang, who is an incredible educator, taught me how to become a great network technician both in class and in the lab as I've applied my knowledge into real-life situations. After 4 years of acquiring knowledge and hardwork, I passed the Nevada state certification test for IT. This program has given me an excellent career path to further build on at an early stage as I plan on attending the University of Nevada Reno for a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor Cybersecurity. In our NAT capstone, we’ve learned how to convert private IP addresses to public IP addresses.

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Ahja Crosby

TEAM NAT

I’m Ahja Crosby, and these past four years in Cisco Networking have been enjoyable. I have made amazing friend’s and my passion for studying technology has developed and I have gained more knowledge and experience in the technology field. I have taken and passed the state certification test and the work readiness test in IT Networking. I am thankful for Mr. Wang and his expertise, and for showing us the endless opportunities that IT Networking has. I am going to continue to pursue a career in the technology field of cyber security and playing golf at Davenport University in Michigan.

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TEAM OSPF

The OSPF capstone group consists of Kevin Alarcon-Gato, Clarence Caingcoy, and William Kim. We were first given a packet tracer to get familiarized with the terms and systems involved with OSPF. After we finished with that, we were taken to the lab room and worked with the actual computers to create an OSPF network. The shift was a little jarring, but we were able to adapt and completed our network at a decent pace. We did run into a small road bump though. When we went to propagate the static IP, it didn’t work. We couldn’t figure out why so we got assistance from the DHCP capstone group. They checked all our configurations, but they still couldn’t figure it out so we tried it on a different rack and it worked just fine. All three of us have gone through four years of Cisco training, passed the IT Essentials portion of the course, and have become certified Network Technicians of Nevada.

Clarence Caingcoy

TEAM OSPF

Hi, my name is Clarence Caingcoy. From the start of it all, I can say that I came into IT with a basic understanding of computer functions and a mild interest in computers. However, I chose this major because it seemed like a promising choice that would really benefit me in the long run; here I am now at the end of my highschool career, now with a far greater understanding of how computers work and an overall grasp of what the IT industry is about. I’ve learned important skills such as subnetting, troubleshooting, configuring networks and many other things relating to IT as well as other important skills that I will continue to use that are non-IT related. While this class has had some fun memories, I don’t plan on continuing this course. Instead, I shall major business at UNLV so that one day I will learn to become a very successful entrepreneur. Being able to live my life as I see fit. However, I will use what I have learned from my four years at Secta as a foundation to propel me to my future plans and goals.

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Kevin Alarcon-Gato

TEAM OSPF

Hey, my name is Kevin, and man has it been a great four years(well, until the corona happened). I happened to choose IT as my major because my brother was in it and I had a slight interest in computers. I never really talked much, but spending four years next to the same people, I was bound to have a conversation. I was able to make a ton of cool friends and gain lots of knowledge. I have learned many protocols, the OSI Model, subnetting, and gained lots of experience with routing and switching. To top everything off, I was able to get an internship at Eagle Sentry, which is a huge leap into my career! After school, I plan to continue working at Eagle Sentry and I also want to strive for some Cisco certifications like the CCNA. I am also thinking about going to CSN and getting some sort of degree in networking.

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William Kim

TEAM OSPF

Hi, I’m William Kim. I’m a big gamer and, as a result, have always had a strong affinity for computers and technology. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been troubleshooting my slow and old computers and laptops, with minimal success. So, I decided to go into the IT field so that I could learn how to truly work with computers and all of the epic gaming privileges that come along with it. While I joined IT with these motives in mind, I’ve learned so much valuable knowledge over related skills; things like network troubleshooting, hardware production, and IP subnetting. While I don’t intend to go into the field of IT, there’s no doubt in my mind that these skills will be useful, especially when I’m gaming.

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Matthew Martinolich

TEAM RIPv2

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Alyssa Prendergast

TEAM RIPv2

IT Networking has been an amazing experience, I learned more than I ever thought I would. Understanding the computer and how it operates is intriguing; learning how to read Binary and convert decimal numbers into the computer language was on a higher technical level. The CISCO college course focused on all the fundamentals of computers, constantly engaging me and my peers with fun activities. It would be impossible to explain everything I learned in this course and the benefits it’ll bring me in the future. That being said, I don’t want to do IT for my career because I’ve found a new fascination with forensics and Crime Scene Investigation, computers are a big part of me, but I don’t desire to help people with the IT problems they don’t understand. My patience isn’t high enough for that.

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Riley McCarthy

TEAM RIPv2

What I have learned in the Cisco program is about the different IP addresses and discovering the MAC address and the difference between Ipv4 and Ipv6. Also about the different networks like our capstone project when we got a RIPv2 network that we worked on. At first, we messed up twice, but my team fixed the mistakes; one being that the VLANs were messed up and couldn’t connect to each other because of the router. Well, I’m not going to pursue doing IT for my future but I learned a lot from this program, instead of doing more like electrician and join the union.

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