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Connecting Networks

CST 264

Connecting Networks

CST 264

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 260 with a minimum grade of "C." Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Explains the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. (15-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate understanding of Wide Area Network technologies.

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.

Demonstrate understanding of hierarchical network models.

Objectives:

  • List the structured engineering principles for network design.
  • Describe the various modules in network design.
  • Explain how the three layers of a hierarchical network are used in network design.

Troubleshoot WANs.

Objectives:

  • Utilize NetFlow data to monitor the network.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve STP operation issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve inter-VLAN routing problems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve WAN implementation issues.
  • Troubleshoot Etherchannel problems.

Describe and select WAN access technologies.

Objectives:

  • Define WAN operations.
  • Describe WAN services available.
  • Compare various private and public WAN technologies.
  • Select the appropriate WAN protocol and service for a specific network requirement.