CCNA3 -Switching and Wireless
Cisco Networking Academy
I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is the
third of four courses designed to provide classroom and laboratory
experience in current and emerging networking technology, and that
help students prepare for certification as a Cisco Certified Network
Associate (CCNA). This course describes the architecture,
components, and operation of LAN switching and wireless networking. It
explains the principles of LAN switches, switching topologies,
switching protocols, wireless LAN devices, wireless LAN topologies,
and wireless security. Students get hands-on experience analyzing, configuring, verifying, and
networking devices; switches;
and switching protocols such as VLANS, VTP, STP
and VLAN tagging. By the end of this course
students will be able to recognize and correct common LAN switching
and wireless networking issues and problems.
chapter walks the student through a basic procedural lab, and then
presents basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting
will reinforce new concepts
by accomplishing activities
using Packet Tracer (PT) virtual networking software that allows
students to model and analyze networking processes.
II. ADVISORY PREREQUISITE
Semester I and Semester II on-line curriculum.
III. COURSE GOALS
end of the course each student will:
Master Basic Content: Practical application review of content
learned during Semester 1 and Semester 2. Introduction and
experience with Local Area Network (LAN) design, Switching
Concepts, Switch Configuration, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP),
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP),
Wireless Networking Concepts, Wireless Network Device configuration,
Wireless topologies, and wireless security.
Master Lab Skills: Switch configuration and management
techniques; network troubleshooting skills; and Wireless network
implementation and configuration.
Master People Skills: working in teams
end of the course, students will demonstrate their understanding of
networking by completing the following tasks:
1. Pass the Cisco Semester III Final Exam.
2. Pass the Cisco Semester III Skills Based Exam
hands-on labs using Cisco Networking Devices
Complete Virtual Networking Software Activities
the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks including
media, cables, ports, and connectors that connect switches to other network
devices and hosts.
Describe basic switching concepts and the
operation of Cisco switches. Configure and verify initial
switch configuration tasks including remote access management.
Describe enhanced switching technologies such as
VLANs, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree
Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol (PVSTP), and
802.1q. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs, trunking on
Cisco switches, interVLAN routing, VTP, and RSTP.
Describe how VLANs create logically separate
networks on a switched networks and how routing occurs between
Interpret the output of various show and
debug commands to verify the operational status of a
Cisco switched network. Analyze network status and switch
operation using basic utilities such as ping, traceroute,
Telnet, Secure Shell (SSH), Address Resolution Protocol (ARP),
and ipconfig, as well as the show and debug
Manage Cisco IOS configuration files (save,
edit, upgrade, and restore).
Describe standards associated with wireless
media, such as (IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC) standards.
Identify and describe the purpose of the
components in a small wireless network, such as Service Set
Identification (SSID), Basic Service Set (BSS), and Extended
Service Set (ESS)
Identify basic configuration parameters on a
wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct
access points. Describe common wireless-network implementation
issues such as interference and misconfiguration .
Compare and contrast Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
security features and capabilities of Open, Wired Equivalent
Privacy (WEP), and WPA-1/2 networks
wireless networks by configuring networking device settings such
as: SSID, Wireless security, IP addressing, VLANs, administrator
passwords, and remote management
Maintain wireless networking devices by: Analyzing,
troubleshooting, and repairing wireless network problems; Backup
and restoring wireless network device configurations; and
installing upgraded firmware.
V. TEXT and MATERIALS
Course content for this class is
available online so no textbook is required. The recommendations below can be used by students as an additional
source for acquiring course content information.
Text is provided
online at cisco.netacad.net
Reference Texts: LAN Switching and
Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Cisco Press,
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide: Exam 640-802,
Author: Todd Lammle,
ISBN: 1587132079 / ISBN 13: 9781587132070. Projected
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher: Sybex, ISBN-10: 0470110082 / ISBN-13: 978-0470110089,
Publication Date: 29 August 2007
CCNA Portable Command Guide Second Edition, 387 pages, Author Scott
Publisher Cisco Press; ISBN-10: 1-58720-193-6 / ISBN-13:
1-58720-193-6 Publication Date:28 July 2007
Cisco Network Academy Curriculum: On-line at Cuyamaca College
login id: ics-c/’your Cuyamaca login id’ and password
USB flash drive, Notebook or 3 ring binder.
The Self-paced open entry-open exit program requires students to
complete a minimum of 80 classroom hours to meet academic
standards. Self-paced education places additional responsibility on
the student for success. Irregular attendance and lack of
participation are key factors in determining poor student
performance. The greater the amount of time and effort applied by
the student, the greater the opportunity for success, rapid
advancement of knowledge, and advancement through the program.
Students will be expected to manage their attendance with the goal
of completing at least one Cisco Semester during a Cuyamaca College
Semester. Higher goals of completion are very possible and will be
supported. If you have questions about recommended progress rates,
please ask the instructor for guidance.
the STUDENT’S responsibility to complete the necessary forms to
withdraw from the class. All students that are enrolled at the end
of the semester must be given a grade. Students who drop but don’t
officially withdraw will receive an F.
assignments for this course can be broken in the following groups:
Most of the material for this course is available
online at the Cisco Network Academy website. The materials should be
read before the beginning of class. Students are responsible for all
the terms and concepts in the modules that we cover.
During the course, labs will be used to guide
students through the practical application of concepts learned in
the chapter content and provide an opportunity to learn skills for
configuring Cisco routers and switches.
Throughout the course Packet Tracer Network Simulation software
activities will provide students with experience designing,
configuring, testing, and troubleshooting virtual switched and
wireless network topologies. Students can send simulated network
traffic across the virtual network topologies, track the traffic as
it moves through each device, and view the traffic similar to the
view a packet sniffer provides.
IX. Evaluation &
Evaluation in this course is
designed to give students a maximum feedback as to their progress
and to work as a tool to reinforce concepts.
will be given only after a topic has been completed. The final exams
will be comprehensive and all students must pass the finals to pass
the course. All students must take the on-line and
skills-based final exams to complete the course.
Copying and/or printing of
any test will result in your being dropped from the class.
Printing of the curriculum is
You must pass the skills
based final to pass the class.
Supervised Tutoring - To
support your efforts to succeed in this class, I refer you to
Supervised Tutoring services (CIS 198). All Supervised Tutoring
sections are FREE to you. You need only enroll to receive
services—no units or grades are given. Signing up for supervised
tutoring allows you to use labs outside of your class times.
will be assigned as follows:
Exam (Comprehensive Online)
Exam (comprehensive Skills Based)
X. Important Dates
08/25/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Regular Day
and Evening Classes Begin
09/05/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day To
Drop w/o a "W" & Last Day To Receive Refund
09/26/08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day
To Apply for CR/NC
11/27/08-11/29/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thanksgiving
10/20/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day
To Add Flex Class
11/14/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day
To drop Flex Class
12/22/08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . End of