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Course Description

his course develops those skills necessary to design, build, maintain, manage, and protect small to medium size networks. The course will offer a balance of lecture and lab experiments. Elements of the CompTIA A+ and Cisco® Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) professional certification exams will be followed throughout the course. Course is offered in the fall semester.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
  • Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
  • Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
  • Use Cisco® command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network
  • Understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network
  • Understand and describe the operations and benefits of Network Address Translation

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

  • Customer Service and Technical Support
  • Network Services