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Scaling Networks

Course NumberCST 260
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: 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.
  1. Explain the purpose of the spanning tree protocol in a switched LAN environment.
  2. Describe recommendations for designing a network that is scalable.
  3. Select the appropriate hardware to support network requirements in small- to medium-sized businesses.

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

Identify and configure basic WANs.
  1. Identify different WAN technologies.
  2. Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection.
  3. Configure and verify a PPP connection between routers.
  4. Configure and verify Frame Relay on routers.
  5. Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE.

Troubleshoot inter-VLANs and WANs.
  1. Identify and correct common network problems.
  2. Troubleshoot and resolve spanning tree operation issues.
  3. Troubleshoot and resolve routing issues.
  4. Troubleshoot and resolve OSPF problems.
  5. Troubleshoot and resolve EIGRP problems.

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