May 21, 2022  
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NET 225 - Routing & Switching Essential

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and mulit-area OSPF, virtual LANS, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Prerequisite: NET 213  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches 
    1. Identify the role of Switched Networks
    2. Differentiate switch forwarding methods such as Cut Through and Store and Forward
    3. Explain basic switch configuration and management access
    4. Examine Switchport security
  2. Assess how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them 
    1. Examine basic VLAN configuration
    2. Explain VLAN Trunking protocols and their configuration
  3. Characterize the design of Inter-VLAN routing
    1. Discuss legacy Inter-VLAN routing
    2. Describe the router-on-a-stick method for Inter-VLAN routing
  4. Examine the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process 
    1. Describe initial router configuration for IPv4 and IPv6 networks
    2. Explain router forwarding decisions based upon routing table contents
  5. Troubleshoot static routing and default routing (RIP and RIPng) 
    1. Explain static routes and how to configure them
    2. Define RIP and RIPng configuration and operation
  6. Examine dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols 
    1. Identify distance vector routing protocols such as RIP and EIGRP, link-state routing protocols including OSPF
    2. Demonstrate how dynamic routing protocols discover remote networks
  7. Examine the characteristics and layout of the Cisco routing table
    1. Discuss differences between static and dynamically learned routes
    2. Describe the route lookup process 
  8. Design Standard access control lists (ACLs) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks 
    1. Define ACLs and their use in securing a network
    2. Explain the difference between Standard and Extended ACLs
  9. Troubleshoot Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks 
    1. Define DHCP operation for IPv4 and IPv6
    2. Discuss SLAAC, Stateless, and Stateful DHCP IPv6 methods
  10. Troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations 
    1. Describe NAT configuration options
    2. Define the advantages of using NAT
  11. Evaluate intermediary device discovery, management, and maintenance.
    1. Demonstrate discovery techniques  using CDP and LLDP
    2. Describe IOS image management and software licensing management



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