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Fall 2012

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CSN205 - Network Routing Protocols and Concepts
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces WAN architecture, network routing protocols, advanced IP addressing and interconnecting networks. Lectures followed by laboratory experiences in configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting of routers. Spring only. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN120.

Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, as documented by exams, projects, discussions, and skill demonstrations, students will be able to:

1. Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router
2. Explain the critical role routers play in enabling communications across multiple networks
3. Describe the purpose and nature of routing tables
4. Describe how a router determines a path and switches packets
5. Explain the route lookup process and determine the path packets will take in a network
6. Configure and verify basic operations for a newly-installed router
7. Describe the purpose of static routes and the procedure for configuring them
8. Configure and verify static and default routing
9. Describe the role of dynamic routing protocols within the context of modern network design
10. Describe how metrics are used by routing protocols and identify the metric types used by dynamic routing protocols
11. Identify the characteristics of distance vector routing protocols
12. Describe the network discovery process of distance vector routing protocols using Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
13. Describe the functions, characteristics, and operations of the RIPv1 protocol
14. Describe, compare and contrast classful and classless IP addressing and routing behaviors in routed networks
15. Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network
16. Describe the main features and operations of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
17. Use advanced configuration commands with routers implementing EIGRP and OSPF
18. Describe the basic features and concepts of link-state routing protocols
19. Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol
20. Configure and verify basic RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network
21. Use router show and debug commands to troubleshoot common errors that occur in small routed networks
22. Pass a comprehensive final exam that requires the same level of proficiency as the corresponding industry standard certification exam.*

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1. Introduction to Routing and Packet Forwarding
2. Static Routing
3. Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocols
4. Distance Vector Routing Protocols
5. RIP Version 1
6. VLSM and CIDR
7. RIPv2
8. The Routing Table: A Closer Look
9. EIGRP
10. Link-State Routing Protocols
11. OSPF





Effective Term: Fall 2012