This program starts with basic networking concepts to create the foundation for Cisco networking associate level. This program validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot small-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. The curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This curriculum also includes the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Network), Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).

  • The Foundations of Networking

  • The OSI/802 Model

  • Network Design

  • Network Cabling Media

  • Wireless Communication

  • Network Data Transmission

Week 1 -- Read Chapter 1 & 2

(Answer all questions from Chapter 1)

  • The Foundations of Networking

  • The OSI/802 Model

  • Network Design

  • Network Cabling Media

  • Wireless Communication

Week 2 -- Read Chapter 3 & 4

(Complete all questions of Chapter 3 and Questions 1-9 of Chapter 4)

  • Network Architecture

  • Network Infrastructure Components

  • Preparing for Server Installation

  • Installing the Server

  • Server Based Networking Operating System

  • Implementing a Multi-Vendor Enviroments

  • Server Configuration

Week 3 -- Read Chapter 5

(Compelte all Questions of Chapter 5 and Read about TCP/IP)

  • TCP/IP

  • WAN Connectivity

  • WAN Devices

  • WAN Protocols and Standards

  • Network and Server Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Week 4 -- Read Chapter 6

(Review Chapter 5, Review all Class Activities, Review TCP/IP)

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, functions of network components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference models.

  • Using the host to host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identifying switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet Networking issues.

  • Describes the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access.

  • Describes the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP/IP.

  • Describe the function of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing.

Week 5 -- Read Chapter 7 & 8

(Read Chapters 7 & 8)

  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and managing the router's start up and configuration.

  • Review how to configure and troubleshoot a small network.

  • Expand the switched network from a small LAN to a medium sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree.

  • Describe routing concepts as they apply to a medium sized network and discuss considerations when implementing routing on the network.

Week 6 -- Read Chapter 9

(Complete all questions of Chapter 9 and Review for Final)

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF.

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoop EIGRP.

  • Determine how to apply ACLs based on network requirements and to configure, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs on a medium sized network.

  • Describe when to use NAT or PAT on a medium sized network, and to configure NAT or PAT on routers.

  • Identify and implement the appropriate WAN technology based on network requirements.