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Scaling Networks

CST 260

Scaling Networks

CST 260

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 164 with a minimum grade of "C." Configures routers and switches for advanced functionality. Configures and troubleshoots routers and switches and resolves common issues with protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (15-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of scalable networks.

Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose of the spanning tree protocol in a switched LAN environment.
  • Describe recommendations for designing a network that is scalable.
  • Select the appropriate hardware to support network requirements in small- to medium-sized businesses.

Configure routers and routing protocols.

Objectives:

  • Configure and verify operation status of a serial interface.
  • Manage router operating system files.
  • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols.
  • Configure and verify OSPF (multi-area).
  • Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS).

Identify and configure basic WANs.

Objectives:

  • Identify different WAN technologies.
  • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection.
  • Configure and verify a PPP connection between routers.
  • Configure and verify Frame Relay on routers.
  • Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE.

Troubleshoot inter-VLANs and WANs.

Objectives:

  • Identify and correct common network problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve spanning tree operation issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve routing issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve OSPF problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve EIGRP problems.