Fourth of four courses providing classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology, and to help prepare for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). The primary focus is on accessing wide area networks (WAN). The goal is to develop an understanding of various WAN technologies to connect small to medium-sized business networks. Topics include: WAN converged applications; Quality of Service (QoS); WAN connectivity using Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Frame Relay protocol, and Broadband Links (Cable, DSL, VPN); WAN security concepts including types of threats, how to analyze network vulnerabilities, general methods for mitigating common security threats, and types of security appliances and applications; principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs); configuring Network Address Translation (NAT) and Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP); IPv6 addressing concepts; and using Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Graphical User Interface to configure router security and implement IP addressing services. Students learn how to detect, troubleshoot and correct common Enterprise network implementation issues.


Prerequisite: "C" grade or higher or "Pass" in CIS 201, 202 and 203 or equivalent or successful completion of CCNA1, 2 and 3 at another Cisco Networking Academy
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3UNITS : 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory