Curriculum Guideline

Advanced Networking With CCNA II, III

Effective Date:
Course Code
CSIS 2150
Advanced Networking With CCNA II, III
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Commerce & Business Administration
Start Date
End Term
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Lecture/Seminar: 2 Hours per week Seminar/Lab: 2 Hours per week Total: 4 Hours per week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises in the lab

Course Description
This course provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in building a reliable Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure within a corporate environment using CISCO routers and managed switches. Practical training will be focused on configuring LAN routers and managed switches. Topics include dynamic routing protocols, router configuration, access control list (ACL) and Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN). Students will develop practical skills in configuring and troubleshooting OSPF, EIGRP, VLSM and VTP protocols. This course includes Cisco Network Academy CCNA 2 & 3 modules.
Course Content

1)       Introduction to basic router topology in LAN and WAN environment

  • Introduction to router characteristics and functionality
  • Use of router in LAN and WAN environment

2)       Basic router configuration

  • Introduction to basic IOS command
  • Router interface and CLI
  • Managing boot sequence and verification
  • Managing IOS file system and environmental variables
  • Discovering and connecting to other devices using CDP
  • Getting information about the remote devices using Telnet

3)       Routing & routing protocol

  • Static routing configuration
  • Dynamic routing protocol and autonomous systems
  • Routing protocol characteristics (e.g. path determination, IGP vs. EGP..etc.)

4)       Distance vector routing protocols

  • Distance vector characteristics (routing loop issue, maximum count, split horizon route poisoning, trigger updated and hold-down timer)
  • RIP configuration, characteristics and troubleshooting
  • IGRP configuration, characteristics and troubleshooting

5)       TCP/IP Suite Error and Control Messages

  • Overview of TCP/IP error message and troubleshooting
  • TCP/IP suit control message (ICMP redirect, clock synchronization, transit time estimation, information request and reply format, address mask requirement, router discovery message, route solicitation message, congestion and

6)       TCP/IP troubleshooting

  • Examining routing table and troubleshooting router issues
  • Network testing in different OSI layer
  • Synchronization process and 3-way handshaking
  • Denial-of-service attack
  • Windows and window size
  • Sequence number
  • Positive ACK and UDP operation
  • Transport layer port management

7)       Access Control List

  • ACL fundamental theory
  • Standard, extended and named ACL
  • Simple firewall

8)       Introduction to VLAN

  • ACL fundamental theory
  • Standard, extended and named ACL
Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. perform entry-level tasks in the planning, design, installation, operation, and troubleshooting of Ethernet and TCP/IP Networks;
  2. configure IP addresses, subnet masks, and gateway addresses on routers and hosts to meet design requirements;
  3. apply advanced IP addressing technique such as Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM);
  4. install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multi-protocol inter-networks using LAN and WAN interfaces;
  5. develop an access list to meet user specifications;
  6. configure a router for ACL management and network administrative functionality;
  7. customize a managed switch with virtual LANs, VLAN Trucking Protocol and inter-switch communication to meet specified network requirements;
  8. describe Spanning Tree (SPT) algorithm process;
  9. utilize the OSI model as a guide for systematic network troubleshooting in complex corporate LAN environment.
Means of Assessment
Lab Assignments (Minimum: 4) 20% - 35%
Participation  0% - 10%
Quizzes (1–5)   10% - 20%
Midterm Examination 20% - 30%
Final Examination 20% - 30%
Total      100%
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:


Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Companion Guide. Cisco Press.

Lewis, Wayne.  Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing, CCNA 3 companion Guide. Cisco Press.

Which Prerequisite