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Routing Protocols and Concepts

Course NumberCST 260
Lab Hours15
Lecture Hours30
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: CST 161. Discusses the protocol suite of TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). Defines and manages IP addresses. Configures a TCP/IP network. Investigates network management tools. (30-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe key TCP/IP concepts and terminology.
  1. Define the four layers of TCP/IP.
  2. Compare the four layers of TCP/IP to the OSI seven-layer model.
  3. Describe the four layers of TCP/IP and the protocols and hardware associated with each.
  4. Compare and contrast protocols in the TCP/IP suite.
  5. Define IP addressing, IP address classes, and explain when they are used.
  6. Convert IP addresses between binary and decimal.
  7. Discuss Variable-Length Subnet Masking (VLSM).
  8. Discuss Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR).

Discuss routing protocol categories.
  1. Discuss static routing.
  2. Discuss dynamic routing.
  3. Identify the characteristics of Distance Vector routing protocols.
  4. Explain the benefits and requirements of Link-State routing protocols.

Discuss routing protocols.
  1. Discuss Routing Interface Protocol (RIP) versions 1 and 2.
  2. Discuss Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP).
  3. Discuss Open Shortest Past First (OSPF) protocol.

Design and configure a network.
  1. Establish a TCP/IP address scheme for a network.
  2. Configure and verify router interfaces.
  3. Use advanced configuration commands with routers.
  4. Evaluate classless routing updates.

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