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2021-2022 College Catalog 
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CIS 171 - CISCO II: Networking Router Technologies

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of CIS 170 . Introduction to the fundamentals of networking router technologies. Includes networking concepts; Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model; Local Area Network (LAN) technologies; routing protocols; router configuration files; and Cisco troubleshooting procedures. Also includes preparation for the Cisco certification examination.

Prerequisite(s): CIS 170  
Recommendation: Consult instructor for alternative prerequisites before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss networking and the networking manager’s role.
  2. Explain the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model Standards and the function of the seven layers.
  3. Design a Local Area Network (LAN) using appropriate technologies and media types.
  4. Develop a multi-protocol Cisco routed Wide Area Network (WAN).
  5. Identify the commands necessary to install, configure, and maintain Cisco routers including software revision, interface type, addressing, configuration registers, and status.
  6. Configure and install a five Cisco router switched network and verify correct configuration and performance, including Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and subnet making for each Local Area Network (LAN) connected to the network.
  7. Perform troubleshooting of a WAN configuration, subnet masking, IP addressing, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) problems.
  8. Use concepts and skills to prepare for the Cisco certification examination.

  1. Networking Concepts
    1. Terminology
    2. Reasons for networking
    3. Network manager’s role
  2. Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model
    1. Standards
    2. Seven layers
    3. Communication between layers
    4. Devices which operate at each layer
  3. Local Area Network (LAN) Technologies
    1. Design and architecture
    2. Ethernet standards, frames, reliability, options
    3. Token ring topologies
    4. Fiber distributed data interface
    5. Wide Area Network (WAN) standards
    6. Cause and solutions
      1. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) problems
      2. Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) problems
  4. Routing Protocols
    1. Static, dynamic routes
    2. Multi-Protocol Routing
    3. Router table updates
    4. Cisco IOS software
    5. Cisco router commands
    6. Addressing schemes
    7. Dynamic routing – link state
    8. Transmission code protocol
    9. LAN to LAN, LAN to WAN
    10. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network layer addressing
    11. Time to convergence
    12. Media types
    13. User interfaces
    14. System setup
  5. Router Configuration Files
    1. Configuration methods
    2. Configuring for Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server
    3. Server control
  6. Cisco Troubleshooting Procedures
    1. Network testing
    2. LAN to LAN routing
    3. EMI and RFI problems
    4. Testing data link/physical layers
    5. Subnet planning
  7. Preparation for Cisco Certification Examination

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018-2019

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