CIS 2426 Connecting Networks
This course focuses on Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies and services required by converged applications in a complex network. Students will learn the selection criteria for devices and technologies to meet WAN requirements. Configuring devices and resolving issues with data link protocols will be emphasized.
Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes
Prereqs: CIS 2416 AND CIS 2421
- Explain the concepts, processes and underlying protocols related to configuring VPNs. Explain the benefits associated with their use.
- Configure, verify and troubleshoot IP services on a router. Configure NAT operations and troubleshoot related issues.
- Explain network design concepts, principles, models and architectures and the benefits that are obtained by using a systematic approach.
- Demonstrate the capabilities of Policy and show how it can be implemented in a network using Policy Manager to effectively and efficiently manage Policy enabled enterprise networks to include the use of NetSight, traffic classification, Policy Manager, policy design, use QoS/CoS, scripting and dynamic policy.
- Explain, describe and configure the three protocols that a network administrator can use to monitor the network (Syslog, SNMP and Netflow). Describe the different strengths and weaknesses of each protocol and understand what is happening on a network.
- Describe the various technologies used for connecting to a WAN. Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues. Configure and verify various Layer 2 protocols (HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay and Broadband) on routers.
Credit Hours: 4
Classroom Hours: 4