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Fall 2012

Computer Sys & Network Technology Courses:

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CSN207 - Wide Area Networking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. Lectures and labs cover protocols, WAN security, Voice Over IP, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Skills include configuration, implementation, detection, troubleshooting and corrective actions. Spring only. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: CSN205 and CSN206

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 impact of Voice Over IP and Video Over IP applications on a network
2. Identify and correct common network problems at network layers 1, 2, 3, and 7
3. Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
4. Implement basic switch security measures such as port security, trunk access, and management VLANs
5. Explain the operation and benefits of DHCP and DNS
6. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations on a router
7. Describe current network security threats and explain how to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate common threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
8. Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
9. Describe recommended security practices to secure network devices
10. Describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs)
11. Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements
12. Configure and apply an ACLs to limit Telnet and SSH access to the router using the Security Device Manager command-line interface (SDM/CLI)
13. Verify, monitor, and troubleshoot ACLs in a network environment
14. Explain the basic operation of Network Address Translation (NAT)
15. Configure and troubleshoot NAT for given network requirements using SDM/CLI
16. Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
17. Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN serial connections, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Frame Relay
18. Describe the importance, benefits, role, impact, and components of VPN technology
19. 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 WANs
2. Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP )
3. Frame Relay
4. Network Security
5. Access Control Lists (ACLs )
6. Teleworker Services
7. IP Addressing Services
8. Network Troubleshooting





Effective Term: Spring 2011