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Course Level 

Duration 16 
30 Lecturer Supported 
120 Independent learning hours 
Pre-requisite T206 
Co-requisite none 

Course Aim 
To gain practical and technical networking knowledge that will assist in designing, 
building and analysing networks and their protocols using advanced technologies. 
Learning Outcomes 
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 
2.  Configure, and troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) in a switched 
3.  Configure, and troubleshoot wireless routers and wireless clients  
4.  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 
5.  Manage CISCO IOS Software licensing and configuration files 
6.  Describe different WAN technologies and their benefits 
7.  Describe the operations and benefits of virtual private networks (VPNs) and 
8.  Configure, and troubleshoot serial and broadband connections 
9.  Configure, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations 
10. Configure, and troubleshoot tunneling operations 
11. Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow 
12. 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  
  LAN Redundancy  
  Link Aggregation  
  Wireless LANs  
  Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF  
  Multiarea OSPF  
  EIGRP Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting 
  IOS Images and Licensing 
  Hierarchical Network Design  
  Connecting to the WAN  
  Point-to-Point Connections  
  Frame Relay  
  Network Address Translation for IPv4  
  Broadband Solutions  
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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 
Not applicable 
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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