Course Syllabus

Course: CIS 1205

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Information Technology
Title: Routing and Switching Essentials

Semester Approved: Spring 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2024
End Semester:

Catalog Description: This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality, including topics in troubleshooting routers, switches, RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (Additional fee required)

Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 2; Lab: 2
Clock/Hour Requirements: 60
Offered for Non-Credit: Yes

Justification: This course is required by the program advisory committee and is a prerequisite for other CIS classes. This course is required for the Certificate of Proficiency in Networking and the AAS degree in Computer Networking.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand and describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will understand and describe enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP), and 802.1q. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot basic operations of a small switched network. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Student will understand and describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, the route lookup process, and be able to configure and verify static routing and default routing. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will understand and describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will understand and describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a small routed network using the Routing Information Protocol (RIPv1 and RIPv2) and Open Shortest Path First Protocol (OSPF). Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will be able to configure and troubleshoot VLANs and inter-VLAN routing. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will understand and describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs) and be able to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs for IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.

Students will understand and describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS) for IPv4 and IPv6, Network Address Translation (NAT) and will be able to configure and troubleshoot DHCP, DNS, and NAT operations. Students will be assessed with quizzes, hands-on labs, and/or examinations.


Content:
Course objectives will be accomplished by providing students with learning experiences in the following: introduction to switched networks; basic switching concepts and configuration; VLANs; routing concepts; interVLAN communication; static routing; dynamic routing; single-area OSPF; access control lists (ACLs); DHCP; network address translation (NAT) for IPv4.

Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be assessed on the following Key Performance Indicators:

Knowledge Quizzes 20 to 40%

Hands-on Labs 40 to 60%

Hands-on Skills Examination 0 to 20%

Knowledge/theory Examination 0 to 20%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Cisco Networking Academy online: Routing and Switching Essentials


Pedagogy Statement:
The course will be delivered through theory lectures, discussion of real-world scenarios, and application in hand-on labs.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture/Lab

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 16