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Advanced Networking With CCNA II, III

Course Code: CSIS 2150
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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

Methods of Instruction

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

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%

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.

course prerequisites

(CSIS 1150 or CISY 2346) AND (CSIS 1155 or CISY 2255)

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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