• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Focuses on the OSI model of data communications and uses the model as the basis for discussions of protocols, topologies, transmission media, and communications security.  The TCP/IP protocol suite is examined in detail.  Prerequisite: CIS 303

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why industry uses the OSI layered approach to networking.  
  • Distinguish between which network devices segment a network and which do not. 
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP protocol and IP addressing problems on a network.  
  • Illustrate physical and logical LAN topologies and designs.  
  • Identify various physical standards and data link protocols operating on WAN links today.  
  • Configure Cisco routers and switches in various configuration modes.  
  • Manipulate the boot process in a Cisco router.  
  • Differentiate between routable, non-routable and routing protocols.
  • Describe advanced routing protocols such as classful and classless routing.  

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.