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. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC143 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
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. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    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.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Course Outline:

    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 Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of Course Learning Goals is based on written tests, labs, and other assignments, as well as performance-based tasks as appropriate.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Departmentally-selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 4/05; Revised 6/09; New Core 8/2015