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Routing Protocols and Concepts

Course NumberCST 260
Credits3
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.
Objectives:
  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.
Objectives:
  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.
Objectives:
  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.
Objectives:
  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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