T302 CISCO SCALING & CONNECTING
30 Lecturer Supported
120 Independent learning hours
To gain practical and technical networking knowledge that will assist in designing,
building and analysing networks and their protocols using advanced technologies.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: 1.
Configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, Rapid
Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), and
Configure, and troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) in a switched
Configure, and troubleshoot wireless routers and wireless clients
Configure and troubleshoot routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using
single-area OSPF, multi-area OSPF, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
Manage CISCO IOS Software licensing and configuration files
Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits 7.
Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and
Configure, and troubleshoot serial and broadband connections 9.
Configure, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations
Configure, and troubleshoot tunneling operations 11.
Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow
Describe network architectures:
◦ Borderless networks
◦ Data centres and virtualization
◦ Collaboration technology and solutions
The CISCO Network Academy (CNA) Scaling and Connecting Networks curriculum:
Introduction to Scaling Networks
Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF
EIGRP Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting
IOS Images and Licensing
Hierarchical Network Design
Connecting to the WAN
Network Address Translation for IPv4
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Securing Site-to-Site Connectivity
Monitoring the Network
Troubleshooting the Network
Learning and Teaching Approaches
The course may be taught both on campus and through blended delivery. Timetabled
classes may include, but are not limited to: theory delivery, discussion, practical
application, video, web-based information, off-site visits, guest speakers and project work.
Blended delivery will be supported by a Learning Management System, other web based
technology, email and telephone. This will enhance the opportunity for students to access
learning materials, communicate with one another and with their lecturers.
UCOL’s learning philosophy is founded on its ability to provide all students with
opportunities to access a wide range of support services. Students are able to access all
possible assistance so that they can succeed at their chosen course of study. Learning
support is intended to diminish or eliminate barriers to learning and academic success. Assessment Procedures
Assessment is standards based - criterion-referenced and achievement is described by
grades. This course will have a minimum of three pieces of assessment to allow success.
Every assessment must be attempted/submitted in order to be eligible for a 50% minimum
The specific assessments will be specified in the Course Outline as provided by the
lecturer at the beginning of the semester. Assessment activities will be selected from
the following range: theory test, practical test, practical demonstration, project,
assignment, exercise, interview, debate, report, portfolio, presentation, journal.
Off Campus Learning
Resources and Prescribed / Recommended Texts
The required and recommended reading material will be specified in the Course Outline as
provided by the lecturer at the beginning of the semester. Students will use texts and
other books, journals, CD–ROM databases, on-line databases, and the Internet to increase
their knowledge and awareness of the subject material. The library is also a source of
information and guidance in the use of academic referencing and writing techniques.
Students engage with the library staff, throughout their studies, with the objective of
learning and developing their referencing skills and their general academic writing skills.
To support students who may choose to study off campus, all of the formal material
provided in face-to-face sessions will be available in a web-based format. Resource based
material may also include computer-assisted instruction, print based workbooks for
independent study, multimedia packages, streaming video and streaming audio.
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