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Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
Course: CNT150AB

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   4.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Focus on configuring switches and routers for use in small and medium size networks. Including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN trunking, Inter-VLAN routing, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), EtherChannel, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), First Hop Redundancy, Local area Network (LAN) and Switch security, and Static routing. Knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is also covered. Preparation for Cisco certification examination.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Configure basic switch and router settings using Command Line Interface. (I)
2. Configure VLANs to create logically separate networks and describe how routing occurs between them. (II, III)
3. Configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN trunking, inter-VLAN routing, and Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP). (II, III)
4. Explain (STP) and Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (RPVST+). (IV)
5. Configure and troubleshoot EtherChannel. (V)
6. Configure and troubleshoot (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (VI)
7. Explain the purpose of first-hop redundancy protocols in a switched network. (VII)
8. Evaluate LAN vulnerabilities and possible security implementations. (VII)
9. Configure and troubleshoot switch security. (VII)
10. Assess Wireless routing concepts and components. (VIII)
11. Configure and troubleshoot wireless routers, access points, and wireless clients. (VIII)
12. Evaluate the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process. (IX)
13. Configure and troubleshoot static routing and default routing. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Switch and router configuration and concepts
   A. Basic switch and router configuration commands including remote access
   B. Frame propagation within a switched network
   C. Collision and broadcast domains
   A. Purpose and functionality in a multi-switch environment
   B. Switch ports, trunking, and Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) configuration
III. Inter-VLAN routing
   A. Options for Inter-VLAN routing
   B. Configure and troubleshoot router-on-a-Stick and Layer 3 switches
IV. LAN redundancy
   A. Spanning Tree concepts and operation
   B. Varieties of Spanning Tree protocols
V. Link aggregation and EtherChannel
   A. Link aggregation concepts
   B. Configure and troubleshoot EtherChannel
VI. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
   A. DHCP implementation in IPv4 & IPv6 environments
   B. Configure and troubleshoot DHCP in routers for IPv4 and IPv6
VII. Routing redundancy, LAN, and switch security
   A. First-Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
   B. Endpoint security and access control can mitigate network attacks
   C. LAN attack vulnerabilities
   D. Configure and troubleshoot switch port security, DTP, DHCP Snooping, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection, PortFast, and BPDUguard
   A. WLAN concepts, components and standards
   B. WLAN operation and management
   C. WLAN threats and security
   D. WLAN configuration using a Wireless Lan Controller (WLC) or Graphical User Interface (GUI)
   E. WLAN configuration issues
IX. Routing concepts
   A. Primary functions of a router
   B. Routing decisions and the structure of a routing table
   C. Configure basic router settings
   D. Static vs. Dynamic routing concepts
X. Static routing concepts and implementation
   A. Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static and default routes
   B. Configure and troubleshoot default and floating static routes
   C. Router processes static and default routes
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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