Course details

LAN Switching, Accessing the WAN (CCNA3+4)

I2C Acad. year 2022/2023 Summer semester 4 credits

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.


Language of instruction

Czech, English


Classified Credit

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs laboratories

Assessment points

24 pts mid-term test, 24 pts written tests, 52 pts labs



Matoušek Petr, Mgr. (ICV VUT-Poradenství)
Skokanová Jana, Mgr. (CVT)


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

LAN design, link redundancy using HSRP and VRRP, link aggregation using EtherChannel. Implementing OSPF routing.
Students will understand common WAN technologies. They will understand WAN technologies PPP and VPN configuration. They get an overview of network security, traffic filtering and network monitoring. They will learn the fundamentals of network troubleshooting.

Design of LANs, link redundancy and aggregation. VLAN sítě. OSPF 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 routing for IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
The second part of the course deals with WAN technologies. In the labs, students will create a 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 CCNA Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) course version 7.

Why is the course taught

The course is focused on practical skills in configuring network routers and switches. The main emphases lies on hands-on labs and understanding of Cisco IOS operating system. In addition, the course prepares students for industrial CCNA Routing and Switching certification.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Successful completion of the courses CCNA ITN (Introduction to Networks) and CCNA SRWE (Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials) version 7.

Study literature

  • Přednáškové texty v angličtině.
  • Elektronické texty a příklady dostupné na portálu NetAcad FIT a NetSpace.
  • 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. Hierarchical network model. VLAN trunking.
  2. Link aggregation using Etherchannel. Link redundancy using HSRP.
  3. Configuration and deployment of STP and RSTP.
  4. Port security.
  5. OSPF Routing.
  6. ACL filtering for IPv4 and IPv6.
  7. NAT filtering. Static and dynamic NAT.
  8. Implementing WAN networks. VPN networks. GRE tunnel, IPSec, IPv6 tunneling.
  9. Network management. CDP, NTP, SNMP and Syslog. Quality of service.
  10. Router file maintenance. Network design.
  11. Network Security Concepts. Troubleshooting.
  12. Network virtualization. Network Automation.

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. VTP and L3 switching.
  2. Configuring EtherChannel.
  3. LAN Redundancy using HSRP.
  4. STP Protocol.
  5. Port Security.
  6. OSPF Routing.
  7. ACL Filtering.
  8. Static and Dynamic NAT.
  9. GRE Tunnelling.
  10. Network Monitoring. Configuring CDP, NTP, Syslog and SNMP.
  11. Securing Network Device.
  12. Tunnelling IPv6 over IPv4.
  13. Challenge Lab.

Progress assessment

  • Laboratory assignments (max. 52 points).
  • Practical skills test no. 1 (max. 24 points).
  • Practical skills test no. 2 (max. 24 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.


Mon lecture lectures G202 13:0014:509999 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx
Wed laboratory lectures O203 08:0009:509999 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx
Wed laboratory lectures O203 10:0011:509999 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT xx

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme BIT (in English), 2nd year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Elective
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