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Enterprise Networking with CCNA lV

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Course Code: CSIS 2250
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 extends a student’s networking knowledge from SOHO environment into a large scale enterprise level network. The student will learn network design principles and practical skill in designing and building a scalable internetworking enterprise network using Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies. Topics include advanced IP addressing, NAT, PAT, DHCP, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), and Frame relay configuration. It covers topics on network management, troubleshooting and network optimization. This course also covers Cisco Network Academy CCNA 4 module and a case study.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to basic LAN and WAN and routers topology
    • Review of router characteristics and functionality
    • Use of router in LAN and WAN environment
  2. Scaling IP Address
    • Scaling network with NAT and PAT
    • NAT and PAT configuration and troubleshooting
    • BOOTP and DHCP configuration and troubleshooting
  3. WAN Technologies
    • WAN devices, standards, encapsulation and link options
    • Packet switching vs. circuit switching
    • WAN platform (Analog dialup, ISDN, Lease line, X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, DSL, Cable Modem)
    • WAN design consideration
  4. Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
    • Serial Point-to-Point Links (TDM, demarcation point, DTE-DCE, HDLC)
    • PPP authentication (architecture, protocol, PAP, challenge handshaking)
    • PPP configuration and troubleshooting
    • ISDN and DDR
    • Basics of ISDN technology (standards, access method, protocol, interface and switch)
    • ISDN configuration and troubleshooting
    • DDR configuration and troubleshooting
  5. Frame Relay
    • Basics of frame relay technology (standard, bandwidth, flow control, reverse ARP, LMI and address mapping)
    • Frame relay configuration and trouble shooting
  6. Scalable Enterprise Network Design and WAN Case Studies
    • Routing metric tuning
    • Classless and classful routing
    • Distance vector vs. Link-state operation and convergence
    • Extending IP addresses using subnetting, VLSM and route summarization
    • Configuring scalable routing using OSPF protocol
    • Configuring scalable routing using EIGRP protocol
  7. Optimizing Scalable Internetworking
    • Redistribution among multiple routing protocols
    • Configuring redistribution
    • Controlling routing update traffic
    • Policy based routing using route map
  8. Network Management
    • OSI and network management model
    • SNMP and CMIP standards
    • Structure of network management information and MIBs
    • Configuring SNMP
    • RMON and Syslog

Methods of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on assignments/projects

Means of Assessment

Lab Assignments (minimum: 4)    20% - 35%
Participation     0%-10%
Quizzes/Midterm Examination   20%-40%
Final Examination   20%-40%

Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1. design a scalable enterprise network solution using LAN and WAN technologies;
  2. apply advanced IP addressing techniques and subnet masks, and gateway addresses on routers and hosts to meet design requirements;
  3. describe and apply network management function, SNMP and CMIP protocols to monitor and control network resources;
  4. describe and configure WAN technologies including PPP, ISDN, DDR and Frame Relay;
  5. explain routing characteristics and conduct network traffic optimization.

course prerequisites

CSIS 2150

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.

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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.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.