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Course Description

This course introduces students to the strategies associated with scaling networks. Students learn about the Hierarchical Network and the Cisco Enterprise Architectural Design models. The course explains how to manage the different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a switched converged network and the concepts associated with EtherChannel technology. Students will learn how to configure a router for both EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols within a network topology, and students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe and explain the Cisco Hierarchical Network Design Model as evidenced by the completion of theoretical examples and testing.
  • Configure and analyze the concepts behind network management technologies, to include, TELNET, SSH, SYSLOG, SSH, AAA, SNMP, NetFlow and HSRP technologies as evidenced by hands-on small group laboratory activities and theoretical testing.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot the fundamental concepts associated with enhanced switching technologies, to include, DTP, VTP STP, Etherchannel and Multi-Layer Switching technologies as evidenced by hands-on small group laboratory activities and theoretical testing.
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot the fundamental concepts associated with enhanced routing technologies, to include Multi-Area OSPF, eBGP and redistributing routing protocols
  • Describe, configure and troubleshoot the fundamental concepts associated with WAN communication technologies, specifically, PPP, CHAP, PAP, PPOE, GRE VPN and Frame Relay technologies as evidenced by hands-on small group laboratory activities and theoretical testing.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Network Services
  • Systems Administration
  • Systems Analysis