This course has four semesters:

Semester 1 Network Fundamentals

This course teaches you the basic model that modern networks based on the TCP/IP and OSI model. By the end of the course you will understand how the data flows through the models be able to design and configure a small network and router.

Semester 2 Routing Protocols and Concepts

This course goes into extensive details on how the router works and in particular how the Rip, EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols are configured and managed. By the end of the course you will be able to use the variable length subnet mask concept and configure routers for a medium sized network.

Semester 3 LAN Switching and Wireless

This course goes into extensive details on how to configure and mange layer 2 switches. And introduces you to VLAN’s, Spanning Tree protocol and inter vlan routing. As well as the basics of install a small wireless network. By the end of this course you will be able to configure and mange the switching aspect of an medium sized network as well as be able to provide wireless access to your end user community.

Semester 4 Accessing the WAN

This course explains the basics in connecting your network to the rest of the world via Wide Area Networking techniques. It also covers concepts like access lists, DHCP, NAT and Ipv6. By the end of the course you will be able to connect your small to medium sized to the internet provide wide are network connections to your branch offices and be able to use Ipv6 and NAT and DHCP services with in your network as well.

Each course is 8 weeks long with 2 lectures per course and many labs that must be done. These labs can be done in our Cisco lab or with a simulated network environment using Packet Tracer.

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