In this course, students will study WAN protocols, including HDLC, PPP, ATM and Frame Relay; examine WAN technologies like DSL, Virtual Private Network (VPN), cable modems and broadband wireless. This course introduces access control lists as part of router security solution and will continue to focus on Layer 2 and Layer 3 of the OSI Model, Network Address Translation, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and Network Management Systems. Extensive lab activities will reinforce router and switch configuration learned from previous modules, using Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM) and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR).
Entry Level Competencies: College level reading and writing ability. Recommended prerequisite is ITN 156 – Basic Switching and Routing: Cisco.
.Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe WAN technologies and services
Understand key Frame Relay terms and concepts
List commands to configure Frame Relay, LMIs, maps and sub interfaces
List commands to monitor Frame Relay operation in a router
Understand the different Frame Relay encapsulation
Identify PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on Cisco routers
State relevant use and context for ISDN
Identify ISDN protocols, functions, groups, reference points and channels
Construct access control lists to secure a network
Practice secure router management