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Course Descriptions

CPT 218 - WAN Systems

3 Credits

This course corresponds to the fourth semester of the Cisco Networking Academy Exploration track. It explores the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. The course uses the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to implement and configure common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Finally, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues.

Prerequisite: CPT 217

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the impact of Voice Over IP and Video Over IP applications on a network
2. Implement basic switch security measures such as port security, trunk access, and management VLANs
3. Describe current network security threats and explain how to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate common threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
4. Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
5. Describe the purpose and types of access control lists (ACLs)
6. Configure and apply ACLs based on network filtering requirements
7. Configure and apply an ACLs to limit Telnet and SSH access to the router using the Security Device
8. Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
9. Configure and verify a Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) connection between routers
10. Configure and verify Frame Relay on routers

Course Offered Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023