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CST 264 - CISCO - Connecting Networks

Credits: 3
Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Explains the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements.

Prerequisite(s): CST 260  with a minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate understanding of Wide Area Network technologies.
    1. Identify different WAN technologies.
    2. Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection.
    3. Configure and verify a PPP connection between routers.
    4. Configure and verify Frame Relay on routers.
    5. Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of hierarchical network models.
    1. List the structured engineering principles for network design.
    2. Describe the various modules in network design.
    3. Explain how the three layers of a hierarchical network are used in network design.
  3. Troubleshoot WANs.
    1. Utilize NetFlow data to monitor the network.
    2. Troubleshoot and resolve STP operation issues.
    3. Troubleshoot and resolve inter-VLAN routing problems.
    4. Troubleshoot and resolve WAN implementation issues.
    5. Troubleshoot Etherchannel problems.
  4. Describe and select WAN access technologies.
    1. Define WAN operations.
    2. Describe WAN services available.
    3. Compare various private and public WAN technologies.
    4. Select the appropriate WAN protocol and service for a specific network requirement.

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