CISC235 Network Devices

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Computer/Information Science

I. Course Number and Title
CISC235 Network Devices
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3000 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC143 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is an introduction to the technology of routed and switched networks. Topics include TCP/IP, WAN technologies, CISCO IOS, configuring routers and switches, VLANs, network management techniques, and routing IP traffic. Students will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the laboratory.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. establish connectivity to the appropriate network device in order to complete the initial device configuration;
      2. determine network operational status and network performance via the command-line interface;
      3. build a functional access switch configuration to support the specified network operational parameters, including VLANs, VTP, and trunking;
      4. describe the features and operation of static and dynamic routing, including RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF;
      5. configure standard and extended access lists; and
      6. configure serial interfaces using HDLC and PPP encapsulation for leased line connections.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. TCP/IP
      1. subnetting
      2. IP configuration
      3. troubleshooting

    2. Wide Area Network (WAN)
      1. technologies
      2. CSU/DSU functions
      3. types of data services available
      4. devices - routers and switches

    3. Cisco IOS
      1. basic commands
      2. configuring CISCO routers and switches

    4. VLANs


    5. Network Management Techniques
      1. document a network
      2. monitor traffic loads
      3. use diagnostic tools
      4. set up a TFTP server to back up IOS images

    6. Routing IP Traffic
      1. RIP (Routing Internet Protocol)
      2. OSPF
      3. IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)
      4. dynamic and static routing
      5. access lists

    7. Establishing WAN
      1. devices
      2. protocols
      3. HDLC
      4. PPP
      5. ISDN
      6. PAP and CHAP authentication
      7. frame relay
      8. bridging
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning
    2. The assessment of Course Learning Goals is based on written tests, labs, and other assignments, as well as performance-based tasks as appropriate.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
At least two hours per week will be devoted to presentation of text material and special projects. The remaining time will be used for extensive laboratory exercises and hands-on assignments.

Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 4/05; Revised 6/09