SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 4:44:20 PMCS 182.21D Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 182.21DTitle:  CONNECTING NETWORKS  
Full Title:  Connecting Networks (Cisco Networking 4)
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:  CS 82.21D

Catalog Description:
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Connecting Networks (Cisco Networking 4) is the last of four courses that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification. This course discusses the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 182.21C


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Connecting Networks (Cisco Networking 4) is the last of four courses that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification. This course discusses the Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) operations in a complex network.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 182.21C
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1.  Evaluate and implement basic network security protocols in small to medium sized businesses.
2.  Differentiate between and among the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for various types of data network traffic.
3.  Design and implement Wide Area Networks (WAN) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able
to:
1. Devise efficient network addressing schemes
2. Evaluate and implement basic network security in small to medium sized businesses
3. Differentiate between wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) equipment and protocols
4. Plan and configure network connections from the LAN to the WAN
5. Construct Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connections to the WAN
6. Construct Frame Relay connections to the WAN
7. Differentiate between the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for various types of network traffic
8. Formulate a network plan and set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
9. Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include but not be limited to:
1. Hierarchical Network Design
   a. Hierarchical Network Design Overview
   b. Cisco Enterprise Architecture
   c. 3. Evolving Network Architectures
2. Connecting to the WAN
   a. WAN Technologies Overview
   b. Selecting a WAN Technology
3. Point-to-Point Connections
   a. Serial Point-to-Point Overview
   b. PPP Operation
   c. Configure PPP
   d. Troubleshoot WAN Connectivity
4. Frame Relay
   a. Introduction to Frame Relay
   b. Configure Frame Relay
   c. Troubleshoot Connectivity
5. Network Address Translation for IPv4
   a. NAT Operation
   b. Configuring NAT
   c. Troubleshooting NAT
6. Broadband Solutions
   a. Teleworking
   b. Comparing Broadband Solutions
   c. Configuring xDSL Connectivity
7. Securing Site-to-Site Connectivity
   a. VPNsImplementing GRE Tunnels
   b. LAB Configuring a Point-to-Point GRE VPN Tunnel
8. Monitoring the Network
   a. Syslog
   b. SNMP
   c. Netflow
   d. LAB Configuring Syslog and NTP
9. Troubleshoot the Network
   a. Troubleshooting with a Systematic Approach
   b. Network Troubleshooting

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. 6-10 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 of Network device configuration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
6-10 quizzes and 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:
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Connecting Networks Companion Guide (1st). Cisco Networking Academy. Cisco Press: 2014

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