Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

LAN Switching, Accessing the WAN (CCNA3+4)

I2C Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 4 credits

Current academic year

Design of Scaling Networks, VLAN networks (VTP, DTP), LAN redundancy using HSRP and VRRP. Link Aggregation using EtherChannel. STP and RSTP Protocols. Routing using EIGRP and OSPF. WAN technologies. Protocol PPP. VPN networks. Securing network devices and ACL filtering. Network Monitoring. Network Troubleshooting.


Deputy Guarantor

Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CC FIT BUT)

Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 24 labs, 36 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, RSTP and VTP. Practical OSPF and EIGRP routing.
Students will understand common WAN technologies. They will understand WAN technologies PPP and VPN 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. VLAN sítě. 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 VLAN 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 will create serial connection using PPP, VPN tunnels and ACL filtering for both IPv4 and IPv6. They will learn how to manage networks and provide network troubleshooting using SNMP, NetFlow and Syslog. The course covers two courses of Cisco Networking Academy programme - CCNA3 and CCNA4 Routing and Switching (R&S) version 6.

Why is the course taught

Students receive theoretical and practical skills in configuration of Cisco networks that corresponds to CCNA Routing and Switching Certification.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Successful completion of the courses CCNA 1 and CCNA 2 version 6 (Routing & Switching).

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in English.
  • Documents and examples available at NetAcad FIT and NetSpace.

Fundamental literature

  • Cisco Networking Academy: Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2018, ISBN  978-1-58713-434-0.
  • Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-58713-432-6.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to Scaling Networks.Extended VLAN: VTP and DTP.
  2. LAN Redundancy: HSRP, GLBP. Link aggregation.
  3. LAN Redundancy: STP, RSTP.
  4. EIGRP - Advanced Configuration and Troubleshooting.
  5. Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF.
  6. Multiarea OSPF.
  7. WAN Concepts.
  8. PPP Connection.
  9. Branch Connection, VPN technology, GRE tunnels, eBGP routing.
  10. ACL filtering for IPv4 and IPv6.
  11. Network Security and Monitoring, Quality of Service.
  12. Network Evolution. Network troubleshooting.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. CCNA2 review.
  2. VLAN technology: VTP, DTP, L3 switching.
  3. EtherChannel.
  4. LAN Redundancy using HSRP and GLBP.
  5. STP Protocol.
  6. EIGRP Routing.
  7. Routing protocols OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  8. Multi area OSPF.
  9. PPP configuration, encapsulation and authentication.
  10. GRE tunneling. eBGP routing.
  11. Tunneling IPvž over IPv4. SPAN.
  12. ACL filtering.
  13. Configuring SNMP, Syslog. IP SLA.

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. Missed lab assignments are not compensated.
  • Passing all module tests.

Exam prerequisites

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

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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