CET 2615

Cisco CCNA Sem 3 (Advanced Router Technology)

Spring 2001  (01–1)


On-line training and exams can be found at http://cisco.netacad.net/ or http://CiscoAcad.hcc.cc.fl.us/ (preferred).
Some resources (including TCS material) from CiscoAcad.hcc.cc.fl.us.
[Arrow Image] Weekly Course Schedule.

Time & Place:       Ref No. 21396: Thursday, 7:00 – 9:45 PM, Dale Mabry Room Tech–412

Instructor:            Name:  Wayne Pollock
E-mail Address:  pollock@acm.org
Office & Phone:  Tech–404,  253–7213.
Office Hours:  Monday–Thursday 4:45–5:15, Wed. 2:00–5:30, or by appointment.
Homepage URL:

Texts:                    Amato, Vito (Editor), Cisco System Networking Academy: Second-Year Companion Guide.  © 1999 by Cisco Systems, ISBN: 1-57870-169-4. (Optional; this book is not required.)

                             Amato, Vito (Editor), Cisco System Networking Academy: Engineering Journal and Workbook II.  © 1999 by Cisco Systems, ISBN: 1-57870-184-8.

Description:          This course is designed to prepare a student to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking hardware. The course covers advanced router configurations; LAN switching; network management; and advanced network design. This is the third of a four-part series to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination.

                             The course content is on-line and accessible with any web browser.  Students are expected to prepare for each class by reading the assigned material from the web site; class time will mostly be spent in review, hands-on labs, and examinations.

Objectives:            The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the following topics through objective tests, hands-on activities, and projects:

1.      List the required IPX address and encapsulation type

2.      Configure IPX access lists and SAP filters to control basic Novell traffic

3.      Enable the Novell IPX protocol and configure interfaces

4.      Monitor Novell IPX operation on the router

5.      Describe LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches

6.      Name and describe two switching methods

7.      Describe full- and half-duplex Ethernet operation

8.      Describe network congestion problem in Ethernet networks

9.      Describe the benefits of network segmentation with bridges

10.   Describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers

11.   Describe the benefits of network segmentation with switches

12.   Describe the features and benefits of Fast Ethernet

13.   Describe the guidelines and distance limitations of Fast Ethernet

14.   Distinguish between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching

15.   Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits

16.   Describe the benefits of virtual LANs

Prerequisite:         CET 1610 (Cisco Sem. II Cisco Router Technology), or Permission of the Instructor

Facilities:              The course content and all exams can be accessed from the classroom.  The course content is available from anywhere with Internet access.  Exams are only accessible from the classroom during scheduled exam times.  You will need headphones to listen to the videos in the classroom or Cisco lab.  Extra lab time outside of class to practice with a router may be arranged.  This class uses version 2.1 of the course.

Curriculum:          The course content is available from http://CiscoAcad.hcc.cc.fl.us/  and from http://Cisco.NetAcad.net/.  (Prefer the first server if available.)

Grading:               Best 6 of 7 chapter quizzes (based on web content, not book):                            30%
Labs and classroom participation (required in order to pass course):                     15%
LANs Threaded Case Study (TCS) (required in order to pass course):                 15%
Midterm Hands-on Exam (Required in order to pass course):                              10%
Final comprehensive exam (required in order to pass course):                              30%

A=90-100,     B=80-89,     C=70-79,     D=60-69,     F=0-59

Projects are graded on the following scale:
   A = 100% (Excellent)
   B =  85%  (Good: it works but took awhile)
   C =  75%  (Acceptable: Mostly working or took very long to complete)
   D =  50%  (Unacceptable: At least you tried)
   F  =   0%  (Didn't do the project)

·        No make up exams will be offered without the prior approval of the instructor.

·        All tests must be taken in the classroom.  This is not an online class.  If you are caught taking or trying to take a test or quiz outside of the classroom you will receive a grade of "0" and you will not be able to drop that as a low grade.  If you are caught a second time you will receive an “F” for the class.

·        Regular attendance is imperative for the successful completion of this class.  All phones, pagers, and beepers must be turned off during class time, except with prior permission of the instructor.  No food or drink is permitted in HCC classrooms.  Credit for class participation includes attendance, preparedness, and adding to class discussions by asking questions and participating in discussions.  Playing computer games, surfing the internet, or working on other assignments for this or other classes during class time will lose you credit.  Attendance will be taken within 5 minutes of the start of class; after 6 absences and/or lateness, the student will lose 2 points off the final grade for each occurrence.

·        Additional time outside of class will be required to complete the material.  For typical students Cisco Networking Academy recommends an average of between 4 and 8 hours each week outside of class are required for preparation, practice, and projects.

·        A project is late if not turned in by the start of class on the day it is due.  Late projects will be accepted up to one week late only if you obtain the instructor’s permission at least one week prior to the due date of the project, or for a documented serious medical reason. All late projects will lose at least one letter grade penalty regardless of the reason for the delay.  Projects later than one week will receive a grade of F (0).

·        Working together on individual assignments is considered as cheating!  Cheating will result in an automatic F (zero) for the project for all parties.  Note that some projects may be group projects, where each member of a small group works together on a project.

·        You must follow the academic honesty policy for HCC.  A second cheating offence will result in an “F” for the course, and your name will be turned over to the Dean for further handling.  I take these matters very seriously.  You have been warned!


Printing:               The curriculum for this class is located online at the Cisco Networking Academy website, and at HCC’s Cisco website (CiscoAcad.hcc.cc.fl.us).  Students WILL NOT print any part of the curriculum on any HCC printer for any reason.  Cisco does not want the curriculum printed out.

                             The tests are taken in class – online at the Cisco test site.  Tests are NEVER to be printed for any reason.  Any printed tests will be considered as cheating and turned over to the Dean.


Workbook            Workbook assignments for this class consist of the vocabulary section in each chapter of

Assignments:        the workbook.  To get credit these must be done and turned in prior to the test for that chapter.  You can rip pages out of the workbook, you can copy the pages, you can type the words and definitions, or you can turn in your workbook during the exam (and I will grade and return them to you after the exam).  If you are not in class you can mail the assignment to me.  To get credit it must be postmarked prior to the date of the class.  Do not email assignments.  Send to:

                                                Wayne Pollock

                                                Hillsborough Community College

                                                4001 Tampa Bay Blvd.

                                                Tampa, FL  33614


Studying:              To prepare for class, you must study and understand the online curriculum.  Here are some general suggestions:

1.      Read through the online chapter once looking at all the videos, pictures, and diagrams.  Make sure you understand the main point of the chapter.

2.      Go through the chapter again, this time taking notes on important topics and “factoids” (e.g., A T‑1 connection operates at 1.544MBPS).  This is not only testable material in the class, but for your CCNA (and job interviews) as well.  If you have any questions on what you’ve read do not hesitate to ask your instructor.  (Visit or phone during office hours, set up an appointment at your convenience, or send email anytime.)

3.      Take the quiz ad the end of the online chapter.  (These tend to be easier than the actual test questions.)

4.      On a different day, try the review questions at the start of the next chapter.  You can also try the other questions in the workbook and in the textbook.

5.      When you come to class, when we review the material you think you know, make sure your understanding is the same as what is presented in class.  When the material you feel uncertain about is reviewed, be sure to ask questions.  It is perfectly OK to ask the instructor to slow down or pause while you write a few short notes.


Classes Begin:                          Thursday 1/11/2001

Add-Drop ends:                       Friday 1/12/2001

Last Day to Withdraw: Friday, 3/9/2001

Classes End (Finals Week):      Friday, 5/4/2001  (Last regularly scheduled class: Thursday 5/3/01)

No Class on:                            3/15/01(Mid-term Break)

Request For Accommodation

                             If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry Campus, Student Services Building Room 208.  Voice Phone: (813) 259–6035,  TTD: (813) 253–7035,  FAX: (813) 253–7336.

Quotes:                 Tell me and I'll listen.
Show me and I'll understand.
Involve me and I'll learn.
                              – Lakota Indian saying

                             Learning is not a spectator sport!                  – Chickering & Gamson

Courseschedule for CET 2615 (Cisco III)




Course introduction, Cisco certification overview. Provide student accounts on Cisco’s website.  Discuss the Threaded Case Study (TCS).


Review OSI, IP addressing, subnetting, Routing, Routing protocols (RIP, IGRP).  TCS (Tools)
Readings: Chapter 1


LAN switching, Half/full duplex, LAN Segmentation, VLANs overview, Spanning Tree.
Readings: Chapter 2


LAN Switching (cont.).  TCS
Readings: Chapter 2


Quiz 2 (Covers Chapter 2.  Note there is no Quiz 1.)
Readings: Chapter 3


VLANs (cont.).  TCS
Readings: Chapter 3


Quiz 3 (covers chapter 3)
LAN Design: Goals, components, methodology
Readings: Chapter 4


LAN Design (cont.).  TCS
Readings: Chapter 4


Quiz 4 (Covers Chapter 4)
Routing Protocols: IGRP (Network layer basics, routed vs. routing protocols, IP routing protocols, IGRP).  TCS
Mid-term Hands-on Exam
 Readings: Chapter 5


No classes  (Mid-term break)


Review IGRP
Quiz 5 (Covers Chapter 5)
Access Control Lists (ACLs): Configuration, extended and standard ACLs, Named ACLs, Placing ACLs.
Readings: Chapter 6


ACLs (cont.)  TCS
Readings: Chapter 6


Quiz 6 (Covers Chapter 6)
IPX  (Novell NetWare): NetWare networks, encapsulation, routing IPX, Configuring, managing, and monitoring NetWare networks.
Readings: Chapter 7


IPX (cont.).  TCS
Readings: Chapter 7


Quiz 7 (Covers Chapter 7)
Network Management: Documentation, Security, Planning Cabling, Network Performance, Server Administration, Network troubleshooting.  Complete TCS.
Readings: Chapter 8


Quiz 8 (Covers Chapter 8)
TCS Presentations


On-line Final Exam


CCNA Exam Objectives

OSI Reference

1.      Identify and describe the functions of each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model.

2.      Describe connection-oriented network service and connectionless network service, and identify the key differences between them.

3.      Describe data link addresses and network addresses, and identify the key differences between them.

4.      Identify at least 3 reasons why the industry uses a layered model.

5.      Define and explain the 5 conversion steps of data encapsulation.

6.      Define flow control and describe the three basic methods used in networking.

7.      List the key internetworking functions of the OSI Network layer and how they are performed in a router.

WAN Protocols

8.      Differentiate between the following WAN services: Frame Relay, ISDN/LAPD, HDLC, & PPP.

9.      Recognize key Frame Relay terms and features.

10.   List commands to configure Frame Relay LMIs, maps, and subinterfaces.

11.   List commands to monitor Frame Relay operation in the router.

12.   Identify PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers.

13.   State a relevant use and context for ISDN networking.

14.   Identify ISDN protocols, function groups, reference points, and channels.

15.   Describe Cisco's implementation of ISDN BRI.


16.   Log into a router in both user and privileged modes.

17.   Use the context-sensitive help facility.

18.   Use the command history and editing features.

19.   Examine router elements (RAM, ROM, CDP, show).

20.   Manage configuration files from the privileged exec mode.

21.   Control router passwords, identification, and banner.

22.   Identify the main Cisco IOS commands for router startup.

23.   Enter an initial configuration using the setup command.

24.   Copy and manipulate configuration files.

25.   List the commands to load Cisco IOS software from: flash memory, a TFTP server, or ROM.

26.   Prepare to backup, upgrade, and load a backup Cisco IOS software image.

27.   Prepare the initial configuration of your router and enable IP.

Network Protocols

28.   Monitor Novell IPX operation on the router.

29.   Describe the two parts of network addressing, then identify the parts in specific protocol address examples.

30.   Create the different classes of IP addresses [and subnetting].

31.   Configure IP addresses.

32.   Verify IP addresses.

33.   List the required IPX address and encapsulation type.

34.   Enable the Novell IPX protocol and configure interfaces.

35.   Identify the functions of the TCP/IP transport-layer protocols.

36.   Identify the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols.

37.   Identify the functions performed by ICMP.

38.   Configure IPX access lists and SAP filters to control basic Novell traffic.


39.   Add the RIP routing protocol to your configuration.

40.   Add the IGRP routing protocol to your configuration.

41.   Explain the services of separate and integrated multiprotocol routing.

42.   List problems that each routing type encounters when dealing with topology changes and describe techniques to reduce the number of these problems.

43.   Describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers.

Network Security

44.   Configure standard and extended access lists to filter IP traffic.

45.   Monitor and verify selected access list operations on the router.

LAN Switching

46.   Describe the advantages of LAN segmentation.

47.   Describe LAN segmentation using bridges.

48.   Describe LAN segmentation using routers.

49.   Describe LAN segmentation using switches.

50.   Name and describe two switching methods.

51.   Describe full- and half-duplex Ethernet operation.

52.   Describe network congestion problems in Ethernet networks.

53.   Describe the benefits of network segmentation with bridges.

54.   Describe the benefits of network segmentation with switches.

55.   Describe the features and benefits of Fast Ethernet.

56.   Describe the guidelines and distance limitations of Fast Ethernet.

57.   Distinguish between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching.

58.   Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits.

59.   Describe the benefits of virtual LANs.

60.   Define and describe the function of a MAC address.

Class name:  CET 2615           Day: Thursday           Time: 7:00PM



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