CCIS1443 CCNA 4: WANs, VPNs, and Enterprise Networks

This is the fourth of four "Cisco Academy" courses that will prepare students to take and pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) test. Topics covered include the following: WAN design, WAN technology (PPP, Frame Relay, Broadband), multi-area OSPF, VPNs, IPv6, and network troubleshooting.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Contrast packet-switched and circuit-switched WAN technologies
Explain the pros and cons of current WAN technologies, protocols, and design models
Describe broadband (DSL and cable modem) connectivity basics
Describe the goals of WAN design
Configure routing via PPP links
Examine the topology of a Frame Relay network
Configure a Frame Relay PVC
Troubleshoot WAN connections
Configure multi-area OSPF routing
Configure site-to-site VPNs
Examine IPv6 addressing and routing options
Describe key factors that affect network performance

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details