Sep 23, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 131 - Networking 2

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
(formerly CSI 158 - Networking 2)

Describe basic switching concepts and technologies such as VLANs and trunking. Configure and troubleshoot a small switched network. Describe the purpose and operation of a router. Perform basic router configurations, including static routing, default routing, and inter-VLAN routing. Learn dynamic routing protocols, such as RIP and OSPF. Describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs). Describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network Address Translation (NAT). Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite(s): CTS 130  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of CTS department chair.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe basic switching concepts and technologies such as VLANs.
    • Describe a switched network in a small to medium-sized business
    • Explain the purpose of VLANs in a switched network
    • Troubleshoot VLAN and trunk configuration
  • Configure and troubleshoot a small switched network.
    • Configure a switch port to be assigned to a VLAN
    • Configure a trunk port on a LAN switch
    • Configure the management switch virtual interface
  • Describe the purpose and operation of a router.
    • Describe the primary functions and features of a router
    • Explain the encapsulation and de-capsulation process used by routers when switching packets between interfaces
    • Explain the path determination function of a router
  • Perform basic router configurations, including static routing, default routing, and inter-VLAN routing.
    • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes
    • Troubleshoot common static and default route issues
    • Configure legacy and router-on-a-stick inter-VLAN routing
  • Learn dynamic routing protocols, such as RIP and OSPF.
    • Explain how a router builds a routing table using a dynamic routing protocol
    • Configure the RIP routing protocol
    • Configure single-area OSPFv2 in a small, routed IPv4 network
  • Describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs).
    • Explain how ACLs are used to filter traffic
    • Compare standard and extended IPv4 ACLs
  • Describe the operations and benefits of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Network Address Translation (NAT).
    • Describe the operation of DHCPv4
    • Describe NAT characteristics
    • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of NAT
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking