District Syllabus
Routing And Switching Essentials

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 4
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: CET1020C Introduction To Networks
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course introduces the student to the basics of router 
configurations. This is also the second of four courses designed to
prepare a student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate
exam. The student will study Router Components, Router 
configurations, IOS, TCP/IP Addressing, and Router Protocols.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Cisco Systems. CCNA 1&2 Companion Guide Revised, 3rd ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN: 1587131501
  • Cisco Press. CCNA Portable Command Guide, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781587204302
  • Empson. CCNA Portable Command Guide, 2nd ed., Cisco, 2008. ISBN: 9781587201936
  • Cisco Press. Cisco Press Routing & Switching Essentials Lab Manual, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781587133206
  • Cisco Press. Companion Guide, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781587133183
  • Cisco Press. Course Booklet, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781587133190
  • Johnson, A.. Routing Protocol and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2008. ISBN: 9781587132049
  • Graziani & Johnson. Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, 2012 ed., Cisco Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781587132728
  • Cisco Networking Academy. Routing Protocols and Concepts, Course Booklet, Version 4.0, 1st ed., Cisco Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781587132513
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the semester, each student will:
  1. Master Basis Content:
    1. Router Theory
    2. Router Components
    3. Router Setup and Startup
    4. Router Configurations
    5. IOS
    6. TCP/IP
    7. IP Addressing
    8. Routing Protocols
  2. Master Lab Skills:
    1. Router Configuration
    2. PC Hardware & Software Tools and Techniques
  3. Master Documentation Skills:
    1. Maintaining an Engineering Journal
    2. Cable Management Techniques
  4. Master People Skills:
    1. Working in Engineering Teams
    2. Self and Project Management
    3. Oral Exams and Presentations
Course Learning Outcomes:
The student will:
  1. Build a network at layer 1 level.
  2. Console into the router in user and privileged mode.
  3. Access various router components, remotely access the router, and test network connectivity.
  4. Use the dialog to setup a router the first time it is used.
  5. Perform basic router configuration.
  6. Load CISCO IOS software from flash, a TFTP server, and ROM.
  7. Monitor ARP tables to remotely troubleshoot a router.
  8. Address and configure a network.
  9. Add RIP and IGRP to the router configuration.
  10. Install and configure a 5-router network in 50 minutes.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of the student progress towards achieving stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.

Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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