CCN502 - Introduction to Routing

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Subject Title
Introduction to Routing

Subject Description

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this
course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPng, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both
IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Credit Status
1 full credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  2. Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router, routing tables, and the route lookup process
  3. Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and how routing occurs between them
  4. Describe dynamic routing protocols, distance vector routing protocols, and link-state routing protocols
  5. Configure and troubleshoot static routing and default routing (RIP and RIPng)
  6. Configure and troubleshoot an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) network
  7. Configure and troubleshoot access control lists (ACLs) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  8. Configure and troubleshoot Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  9. Configure and troubleshoot Network Address Translation (NAT) operations

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Topic Outline
Introduction to Switched Networks
•LAN design
•The switched environment
Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
•Basic switch configuration
•Switch security
•VLAN segmentation
•VLAN implementation
•VLAN security and design
Routing Concepts
•Initial configuration of a router
•Routing decisions
•Router operation
Inter-VLAN Routing
•Inter-VLAN routing configuration
•Troubleshooting inter-VLAN routing
•Layer 3 switching
Static Routing
•Static routing implementation
•Configuring static and default routing
•Review of CIDR and VLSM
•Configuring summary and floating static routes
•Troubleshooting static and default routes
Routing Dynamically
•Dynamic routing protocols
•Distance-vector routing protocols
•RIP and RIPng routing
•Link-state dynamic routing
•The routing table
Single-Area OSPF
•Characteristics of OSPF
•Configuring Single Area OSPF v2
•Configuring Single Area OSPF v3
Access Control Lists (ACLs)
•IP ACL operation
•Standard IPv4 ACLs
•Extended IPv4 ACLs
•Troubleshooting ACLs
•IPv6 ACLs
•Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v4
•Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol v6
Network Address Translation for IPv4
•NAT operation
•Configuring NAT
•Troubleshooting NAT

Mode of Instruction
This course is offered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.
Distant Learning students please refer to addendum. 
It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided online or in class. Students will not be able to access anything posted as of the last day of the student’s class.
Platform:  Blackboard

Prescribed Texts
Recommended (OPTIONAL): 
Title: Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide
Publisher: Cisco
Edition: 2014
ISBN-10: 1-58713-318-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-318-3

Required Supplies
Any computer that has Internet connectivity; Any word processing package (e.g. Word), software will be provided free for download

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Labs/Assignments 30%
Tests 30%
Skills Based Test 20%
Theory Test - Online - no invigilation 20%

Student must pass all portions of the final exam in order to pass the course.

Approved by: Sharon Estok