Course details

LAN Switching, Accessing the WAN (CCNA3+4)

I2C Acad. year 2016/2017 Winter semester 4 credits

Current academic year

Design of Scaling Networks, LAN redundancy using HSRP and VRRP. Link Aggregation using EtherChannel. STP and RSTP Protocols. Routing using EIGRP and OSPF.Dynamical addressing using DHCPv4 and DHCPv6. Network address translation and port address translation. WAN technologies. Protocol PPP. Frame Relay transmission. Securing network devices. Network Monitoring. Network Troubleshooting.


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Classified Credit

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

40 mid-term test, 36 labs, 24 projects




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

LAN design, link redundancy using HSRP and VRRP, link aggregation using EtherChannel. Overview and application of protocols STP and RSTP. Practical OSPF and EIGRP routing.
Students will understand common WAN technologies. They will learn how to configure network address translation and port address translation. They will understand WAN technologies PPP, Frame Relay and their configuration. They get overview of network security, traffic filtering and network monitoring. They will learn fundamentals of network troubleshooting.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Design of LANs, link redundancy and aggregation. OSPF and EIGRP routing. This course prepares students to an industrial certification CCNA. This course prepares students to an industrial certification CCNA.

Learning objectives

Students get skills about design and building LANs, link redundancy using HSRP and VRRP, link aggregation based on EtherChannel. Students will configure local networks using managed switches and routers. They will configure OSPF and EIGRP Routing for IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
The second part of the course deals with WAN technologies. In the labs, students get practical skills about NAT and DHCP configuration. They will create serial connection using PPP and understand Frame Relay communication for both IPv4 and IPv6. They will learn how to manage networks and provide network troubleshooting. The course covers two courses of Cisco Networking Academy programme - CCNA3 and CCNA4 Routing and Switching (R&S).


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Successful completion of the courses CCNA 1 and CCNA 2 version 5 and higher (Routing & Switching).

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in English.
  • Documents and examples available on the Web portal Academy Online.

Fundamental literature

  • Cisco Networking Academy: Scaling Networks Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-58713-328-2.
  • Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Networks Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-58713-332-9.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to Scaling Networks.
  2. LAN Redundancy. HSRP, GLBP. Link aggregation.
  3. LAN Redundancy: STP, RSTP.
  4. Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF.
  5. Multiarea OSPF.
  6. EIGRP - Advanced Configuration and Troubleshooting.
  7. Hierarchical Network Design. WAN technologies.
  8. Protocol PPP. IPv6 on Cisco Devices.
  9. Frame Relay Transmission.
  10. NAT translation, ACL filtering in IPv4 and IPv6. DHCPv4 and DHCPv6.
  11. Broadband services. VPN technology.
  12. Network Monitoring: SNMP, Syslog, NetFlow.
  13. Network troubleshooting.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. CCNA2 review.
  2. EtherChannel.
  3. LAN Redundancy using HSRP and GLBP.
  4. STP Protocol.
  5. Routing protocols OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  6. Multi area OSPF.
  7. EIGRP Routing.
  8. PPP configuration, encapsulation and authentication.
  9. Configuring Frame Relay.
  10. NAT translation. Addressing and routing IPv6.
  11. GRE tunneling. PPPoE Protocol.
  12. Network management. Configuring SNMP, syslog.
  13. Advanced Technologies, BGP.

Progress assessment

  • Reviewing tests before labs (max. 36 points).
  • Active laboratory work (max. 24 points).
  • Practical skills test CCNA3 (max. 15 points).
  • Final test CCNA3 (max. 5 points).
  • Practical skills test CCNA4 (max. 15 points).
  • Final test CCNA4 (max. 5 points).
  • To obtain Academy Certificate of Completion all tests including Final exam and Skill test must be passed with min. score 80%.

Controlled instruction

  • Home preparation and active laboratory work.
  • Passing all module tests.

Exam prerequisites

  • Labs attendance.
  • Getting at least 50% points of every activity.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 3rd year of study, Elective
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