CCN503 - Routing and Switching

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Subject Title
Routing and Switching

Subject Description

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

Credit Status
1 full credit

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

  1. Explain, configure and troubleshoot enhanced switching technologies such as VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Protocol (PVST+), and EtherChannel
  2. Explain, configure, and troubleshoot first hop redundancy protocols (HSRP) in a switched network
  3. Describe, configure, and troubleshoot wireless routers and wireless clients
  4. Configure and troubleshoot routers in a complex routed IPv4 or IPv6 network using single-area OSPF, multiarea OSPF, and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  5. Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Introduction to Scaling Networks
•Implementing a network design
•Selecting network devices
LAN Redundancy
•Spanning Tree concepts
•Varieties of Spanning Tree Protocols
•Spanning Tree configuration
•First-Hop Redundancy Protocols
Link Aggregation
•Link Aggregation concepts
•Link Aggregation configuration
Wireless LANs
•Wireless LAN concepts
•Wireless LAN operation
•Wireless LAN security
•Wireless LAN configuration
Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF
•Advanced Single–Area OSPF configurations
•Troubleshooting Single-Area OSPF implementations 7-8 Multiarea OSPF
•Multiarea OSPF operation
•Configuring Multiarea OSPF
•Characteristics of EIGRP
•Configuring EIGRP for IPv4
•Operation of EIGRP
•Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
EIGRP Advance Configuration and Troubleshooting
•Advanced EIGRP configuration
•Troubleshoot EIGRP
IOS Images and Licensing
•Managing IOS system files
•IOS licensing

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: Scaling Networks Companion Guide
Edition and Publisher: Copyright 2014, Cisco Press
ISBN-10: 1-58713-328-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-328-2

Reference Material

Online Resource(s):
Cisco NetSpace

Required Supplies
Following are the other Online Resource(s):
Cisco NetSpace
Material(s) required for completing this course:
Current version of Cisco Packet Tracer
Any computer that has Internet connectivity ; Any word processing package (eg: 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

Assignments 30%
Tests 30%
Lab Test 20%
Final Theory - Online - no invigilation 20%

Approved by: Robin Richardson