SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:42:45 AMCS 82.21C Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 82.21CTitle:  LAN SWITCHING  
Full Title:  LAN Switching (Cisco Networking 3)
Last Reviewed:5/11/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 55.11C

Catalog Description:
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Students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the local area network (LAN) environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, this course provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, virtual local area network (VLAN) implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, and  VTP. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 82.21B ( or CIS 55.11B)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students develop an in-depth understanding of how switches operate and are implemented in the local area network (LAN) environment for small and large networks. Beginning with a foundational overview of Ethernet, this course provides detailed explanations of LAN switch operation, virtual local area network (VLAN) implementation, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Inter-VLAN routing, and wireless network operations. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, RSTP, and  VTP. Campus network design and Layer 3 switching concepts are introduced.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 82.21B ( or CIS 55.11B)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:Fall 2015
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able
to:
1. Explain the history and development of Ethernet technologies
2. Examine the basic functions and operations of a Local Area Network
(LAN) switch
3. Experiment with Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
4. Summarize the inner functions of a LAN switch
5. Compare and contrast various campus data network design schemes
6. Build and manage basic LAN switch configurations
7. Organize Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
8. Solve VLAN redundant topology problems with Rapid Spanning Tree
Protocol (RSTP)
9. Manage and modify VLANs within a domain using Trunking and VLAN
Trunking Protocol (VTP)
10. Effect Inter-VLAN routing by configuring a router with virtual
sub-interfaces

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include but not be limited to:
I. Ethernet in-depth
  A. The history of Ethernet
  B. Framing and encapsulating packets
  C. Ethernet Operation
      1. Rules governing when a device can transmit
      2. Full duplex, half duplex and collision domains
  D. Ethernet technologies
      1. 10- and 100Mbps
      2. Gigabit Ethernet
      3. The future of Ethernet
II. Switching Concepts - Cisco IOS Software and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
   A. Local Area Network (LAN) switching
   B. Basic switching and bridging operation of a switch
       1. The forwarding and filtering process
       2. Symmetric and asymmetric switching
   C. Communication between switches and workstations
   D. Discovering neighbors using CDP
       1. Information learned by CDP
       2. Configuration, verification and troubleshooting CDP commands
III. Inside the Switch
  A. Layer 2 addresses and broadcasts
  B. Switch internal processing
     1. Latency
     2. Forwarding methods
  C. The Cisco switch Content Addressable Memory (CAM)
IV. Campus Network Design
  A. Design principles
  B. Modular network design
     1. Hierarchical network design models
     2. The enterprise composite network model
V. Basic Switch Configuration
  A. Startup of the Catalyst switch
  B. Logging on with the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  C. Basic switch configuration commands
  D. Managing configuration files and password recovery
VI. Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and IP Telephony Basics
  A. Broadcast domains with VLANs and routers
  B. Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting static VLANs
  C. Managing a separate VLAN for a Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system
VII. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  A. Redundant topologies for fault tolerance
  B. Problems with redundant topologies
     1. Loops, broadcasts storms, database instability
     2. Broadcasts storms
     3. Database instability
  C. RSTP as a software solution to a hardware problem
VIII. Trunking and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  A. Multiple signal sources across a single link or trunk line
  B. Configuring trunks with the IEEE 802.1Q protocol
  C. Maintaining VLANs within a domain with VTP
  D. Configuring VTP
IX. Inter-VLAN Routing
  A. Communication between VLANs requires a router or multilayer switch
  B. Configuring a router with virtual sub-interfaces (Router-on-a-stick)

Assignments:
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Reading assignments may include:
1. Online research of network devices and deployment practices
2. Approximately 50 pages weekly from the textbook
 
Homework problems may include:
1. Hands-on exercises to demonstrate proficiency with each topic
2. Online quizzes
3. Creation of network design diagrams
 
Other assignments may include:
1. Objective examinations and quizzes
2. Skill demonstration examinations
3. Classroom scenario based exercises

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, Creation of network design diagrams and layouts
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams, Network device configuration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Simulated equipment configuration
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation in scenario based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide. Lewis, Wayne. Cisco Press: 2008

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