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Course CIS 272 - Cisco III

Course Description:

LAN Switching and Wireless is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. The primary focus of this course is on LAN switching and wireless LANs. The goal is to develop an understanding of how a switch communicates with other switches and routers in a small- or medium-sized business network to implement VLAN segmentation.

This course focuses on Layer 2 switching protocols and concepts used to improve redundancy, propagate VLAN information, and secure the portion of the network where most users access network services. This course will go to great lengths to explain the underlying processes of the common Layer 2 switching technologies. The better the underlying concepts are understood, the easier it is to implement, verify, and troubleshoot the switching technologies. Each switching concept will be introduced within the context of a single topology for each chapter. The individual chapter topologies will be used to explain protocol operations as well as providing a setting for the implementation of the various switching technologies.

The labs and Packet Tracer activities used in this course are designed to help you develop an understanding of how to configure switching operations while reinforcing the concepts learned in each chapter.

Course Learning Objectives: Upon Completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Use acquired skills and knowledge to plan, design, implement and troubleshoot LAN/WAN logical and physical data communication topologies.
  • Document procedures employed in planning, designing, implementing and troubleshooting data communication topologies.
  • Collaborate with team members in planning, designing, implementing and troubleshooting data communication topologies.
  • Master the principles of LAN Design and the Threaded Case Study (TCS).
  • Participate in network management.
  • Describe, in detail, Switching, VLANs, IGRP, and ACLs.
  • Explain how the field of networking is constantly changing creating a greater emphasis on practical implementation of VLANs, IGRP, and ACLs.
  • Comply with more certification standards.  We are striving to prepare students not only for their CCNA Certification Exam (which implies one set of behavioral objectives, or target indicators), but also for their Comp TIA Net+ Certification Exam (which implies a somewhat different set of target indicators).
  • Understand LAN switching, which is absolutely essential for all networking.
  • Understand VLANs. which are of great practical importance.
  • Master LAN Design, which is crucial for implementing the required Threaded Case Study (TCS).
  • Master the IGRP protocol, which is of great practical importance.
  • Master Access Control Lists (ACLs), which are of great practical importance.
  • Understand the semantics (meaning logic) and syntax (grammar) of ACLs, which are amongst the most difficult concepts.
  • Participate in the Threaded Case Study, which is NOT optional and forms a crucial part of the CNAP learning experience.


Course Learning Outcomes:

The intention is for the student to be able to explain basic switching concepts, configure VLANS on Cisco switches, and identify and describe the components in a small wireless network.


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