• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Course: CCNA 4: WANs, VPNs, and Enterprise Networks
  • Course #: CCIS1443
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This is the fourth of four "Cisco Academy" courses that will prepare students to take and pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) test. Topics covered include the following: WAN design, WAN technology (PPP, Frame Relay, Broadband), multi-area OSPF, VPNs, IPv6, and network troubleshooting.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Contrast packet-switched and circuit-switched WAN technologies
Explain the pros and cons of current WAN technologies, protocols, and design models
Describe broadband (DSL and cable modem) connectivity basics
Describe the goals of WAN design
Configure routing via PPP links
Examine the topology of a Frame Relay network
Configure a Frame Relay PVC
Troubleshoot WAN connections
Configure multi-area OSPF routing
Configure site-to-site VPNs
Examine IPv6 addressing and routing options
Describe key factors that affect network performance

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 4
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CCIS1431
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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