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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Network Administrator-Routing and Switching Networking (082)*

Formerly CCNA Cisco Networking (082)*
Location: 
Various approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
Version 1: 30 hours (10 weeks). Version 2: 45 hours (15 week).
Dates: 

Version 1: April 2005 - February 2006. Version 2: March 2006 - December 2018.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1 or 2: Identify and describe the functions of each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model; identify the reasons why the networking industry uses a layered model; define and explain the conversion steps of data encapsulation; define and describe the function of a MAC address; describe connection-oriented network service and connectionless network service, and identify the key differences between them; explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of repeaters; explain the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of hubs; define wireless access points; define network segmentation; explain network segmentation using bridges; explain network segmentation using switches; explain network segmentation using routers; explain network segmentation using routers and gateways; discuss the origins of TCP/IP; understand the different classes of IP addresses; configure and verify IP addresses; subdivide an IP network; identify and discuss the different layer functions of TCP/IP; describe the functions performed by protocols in the TCP/IP protocol suite, including ICMP, UDP, TCP, ARP, and RARP; use ping and trace and describe their functions; understand advanced routing concepts such as CIDR, summarization, and VLSM; discuss the different physical topologies; describe various network architecture models; determine which types of network media to use given a set of requirements; understand horizontal cabling standards and wiring closets; consider performance requirements and improvements for given situations; install a telecommunications connector; wire a patch panel; test network cable; discuss LAN design; describe the function that network-management tools perform on a network; describe WAN standards; explain the WAN connection methods; discuss WAN data link protocols; understand the WAN physical layer; recognize the various WAN physical topologies; emerging WAN connection methods; describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers; understand the elements of the Cisco router user interface; configure the Hyper Terminal program to interface with the Cisco router; describe the various router configuration modes; describe the various router passwords; understand the enhanced editing features of the Cisco IOS; understand the elements of the Cisco switch user interface; compare router components to typical PC components; understand router startup; describe and use the Cisco Discovery Protocol; understand configuration management commands for Cisco router and the 1900 series switch; configure IP on the Cisco router and the 1900 series switch; troubleshoot router connectivity problems; understand the purpose and operation of network address translation (NAT); configure static NAT, dynamic NAT, and dynamic NAT with overload; understand and configure port address translation (PAT); differentiate between nonroutable, routed, and routing protocols; define Interior Gateway Protocols, Exterior Gateway Protocols, distance-vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols; explain the concepts of count-to-infinity, split horizon, split horizon with poison reverse, and hold-down timers; describe, configure, and monitor the interior routing protocols RIP and IGRP; explain static routing and administrative distance; configure static routing and default routes; describe classful and classless routing protocols; describe and configure RIPv2; describe and configure EIGRP; describe and configure OSPF; control routing traffic; describe the usage and rules of access lists; establish standard IP access lists; produce extended IP access lists; apply access lists to interfaces; monitor and verify access lists; describe PPP encapsulation; configure PPP encapsulation and its options; describe and enable PPP multilink; explain how to implement ISDN BRI on Cisco routers; configure an ISDN BRI connection; understand Frame Relay standards and equipment; describe the role of virtual circuits and performance parameters in Frame Relay; understand the Frame Relay topologies; understand the difference between multipoint and point-to-point configurations; configure and monitor Frame Relay; explain the features and benefits of Fast Ethernet; describe the guidelines and distance limitations of Fast Ethernet; define full- and half-duplex Ethernet operations; distinguish between cut-through, fragment-free, and store-and-forward LAN switching; define the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits; describe the benefits of virtual LANs; understand the purpose of the VLAN trunking protocol (VTP).
Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2: Introducing networks; network devices; TCP/IP and IP addressing; network topology and design; WAN concepts; router and IOS basics; router startup and configuration; routing protocols and network address translation; advanced routing protocols; access lists; PPP and ISDN; frame relay; switching and VLANs; CCNA certification objectives.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Information Technology(4/05) (6/06 revalidation) (8/08 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.

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