Oct 30, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 231 - Networking 4

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
(formerly CSI 258 - Networking 4)

Describe wide area network (WAN) operations, services, and compare various private and public WAN technologies. Explain the fundamentals of HDLC, PPP and Frame Relay WAN technologies. Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT). Describe broadband solutions, such as cable, DSL, wireless and PPPoE. Explain the concepts and protocols related to virtual private networks (VPNs). Describe network monitoring protocols, such as syslog, SNMP and NetFlow. Utilize troubleshooting methods and tools used to gather symptoms of network problems. Lab fee $100.

Prerequisite(s): CTS 230  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the CTS department chair.

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

  • Describe wide area network (WAN) operations, services, and compare various private and public WAN technologies.
    • Describe the purpose of a WAN.
    • Describe WAN operations and service available.
    • Compare various private and public WAN technologies.
  • Explain the fundamentals of HDLC, PPP and Frame Relay WAN technologies.
    • Describe the benefits of using PPP over HDLC in a WAN.
    • Explain Frame Relay operation.
    • Configure point-to-point subinterfaces.
  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) and Port Address Translation (PAT).
    • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of NAT.
    • Configure static and dynamic NAT using the CLI.
    • Configure PAT using the CLI.
  • Describe broadband solutions, such as cable, DSL, wireless and PPPoE.
    • Describe a cable system and cable broadband access.
    • Describe a DSL system and DSL broadband access.
    • Describe broadband wireless options.
    • Describe the operation of Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE).
  • Explain the concepts and protocols related to virtual private networks (VPNs).
    • Describe the benefits of VPN technology.
    • Describe site-to-site and remote access VPNs.
    • Explain how IPsec is implemented using the IPsec protocol framework.
  • Describe network monitoring protocols, such as syslog, SNMP and NetFlow.
    • Explain syslog operation.
    • Explain SNMP operation.
    • Describe NetFlow operation.
  • Utilize troubleshooting methods and tools used to gather symptoms of network problems.
    • Explain how network documentation is developed and used to troubleshoot network issues.
    • Describe the general troubleshooting process.
    • Troubleshoot a network using a layered model.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking