Submitted by Hugh_Hughes on Sun, 08/18/2019 - 20:31
Module Title
Network Routing & Switching
Module Credits
5
Module Semester
3
Module Status
Mandatory

This module builds on stage one and expands and furthers knowledge relating to the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a typical network. Learners will acquire the knowledge and practical skills to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality within an enterprise network.

Objectives

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives:

  • Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches used in networking.
  • Resolve common issues with static routes including, but not limited to RIPv2, VLAN, NAT, ACL, DHCP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • Perform device discovery, management and maintenance of a network layer.

Routing Concepts

  • Configure a router to route between multiple directly-connected networks.
  • Explain how routers use information in data packets to make forwarding decisions in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Explain how a router learns about remote networks when operating in a small to medium-sized business network.

Static & Dynamic Routing

  • Explain how static and dynamic routes are implemented in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure static and dynamic routes to enable connectivity in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Troubleshoot static and default route configurations.
  • Implement RIPv2.
  • Determine the route source, administrative distance, and metric for a given route.

Switched Networks & Configurations

  • Explain how switched networks support small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Explain how Layer 2 switches forward data in a small to medium-sized LAN.
  • Configure basic switch settings to meet network requirements.
  • Configure a switch using security best practices in a small to medium-sized business network.

InterVLAN Routing

  • Explain how VLANs segment broadcast domains in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Implement VLANs to segment a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure routing between VLANs in a small to medium-sized business network.

Network Security

  • Explain the purpose and operation of ACLs in small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure standard IPv4 ACLs to filter traffic in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 ACL issues.

DHCP

  • Implement DHCPv4 to operate across multiple LANs in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Implement DHCPv6 to operate across multiple LANs in a small to medium-sized business network.

NAT for IPv4

  • Explain how NAT provides IPv4 address scalability in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure NAT services on the edge router to provide IPv4 address scalability in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Troubleshoot NAT issues in a small to medium-sized business network.
Module Assessment
Type
Continuous Assessment
Percentage
100%