- Introduction to the OSI and TCP/IP models of internetworking
- The medium access sublayer and data link layers
- Cisco Command Line Interface and basic switch/router configuration
- Spanning Tree, Source Routing, VLAN, MPLS Tagging, 802.1x Protocols
- Forwarding/Filtering Operations of Bridges and Switches
- Routing protocols: RIP, OSPF, BGP and EIGRP
- Network management techniques and technologies
This course is taught using Cisco routers and switches in the lab. So students will gain hands-on experience working with the principle hardware in widest use, including operational premises and algorithmic decisions. Students will also learn to configure routing protocols and troubleshoot the network using Cisco IOS commands.
Skills Needed: Knowledge of TCP/IP, completion of a data communication or networking course, or equivalent experience.