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Course CIS 273 - Cisco IV

Course Description:

Accessing the WAN is the last of the four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification. The primary focus of this course is on accessing wide area networks (WAN). The goal is to develop an understanding of various WAN technologies to connect small- to medium-sized business networks.

The course introduces WAN converged applications and quality of service (QoS). It focuses on WAN technologies including PPP, Frame Relay, and broadband links. WAN security concepts are discussed in detail, including types of threats, how to analyze network vulnerabilities, general methods for mitigating common security threats and types of security appliances and applications. The course then explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and describes how to implement IP addressing services for an Enterprise network, including how to configure NAT and DHCP. IPv6 addressing concepts are also discussed. During the course, you will learn how to use Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) to secure a router and implement IP addressing services. Finally, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot and correct common Enterprise network implementation issues.

The labs and Packet Tracer activities used in this course are designed to help you develop an understanding of how to configure routing operations while reinforcing the concepts learned in each chapter. In addition, the student will prepare for the CCNA Exam.

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 WAN Design and the Threaded Case Study (TCS).
  • Describe the advanced details of WAN technologies, PPP and Frame Relay.
  • Demonstrate how LAN switching is absolutely essential for all networking students.
  • Understand why VLANs are of great practical importance.
  • Understand why LAN Design is crucial for implementing the required Threaded Case Study (TCS)
  • Show how IGRP is of great practical importance.
  • Further your mastery of Access Control Lists (ACLs), which are of great practical importance.
  • Further your study of the semantics (meaning, logic) and syntax (grammar) of ACLs are amongst the most difficult.
  • Participate in an advanced Threaded Case Study, which is NOT optional and forms a crucial part of the learning experience.


Course Learning Outcomes:

The student will develop knowledge and skill in implementing point-to-point and point-to-multipoint wide area network protocols. The student will be able to implement, maintain and troubleshoot either NAT or IPv6 as a method of extending the currently depleted address space of IPv4. The student will be able to secure network communications using multiple methods such as access control lists, authentication protocols, cryptography, and will be able to automate the management of IP addresses using the dynamic host configuration protocol.


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