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CST 164 - Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Introduces the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in small networks and introduces wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Introduces configuration and troubleshooting of routers and switches for advanced functionality.

Prerequisite(s): CST 161  
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
    1. Configure and Troubleshoot various VLANs.
    2. Configure and verify Wireless LANS and security.
    3. Describe and configure inter-VLAN routing
    4. Configure switched virtual interfaces (SVIs).
  2. Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  1. Explain the purpose of a simple switched network with Redundant links.
  2. Configure a simple switched network using STP.
  3. Describe and configure Link Aggregation (EtherChannel) between access layer and distribution layer switches.
  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  1. Troubleshoot various Inter-VLAN Routing Scenarios.
  2. Describe the causes of a Layer 2 Loop in a Layer 2 network.
  3. Explain how Spanning Tree Protocol Works.
  1. Explain how to support networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
  1. Explain the DHCPv4 lease process.
  2. Configure a DHCPv4 Client and Server.
  3. Describe how FHRP provides alternate default gateways in switched networks.

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