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CNT170 - Accessing the WAN

CNT170. Accessing the WAN (3). Introduction to the design and configuration of wide area networks (WANs). Includes terminology and concepts of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Frame Relay and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP). Cisco threaded case study project and CCNA exam review. Fourth of four courses to prepare students to pass the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification examination. Prerequisite: CNT160. Two lecture. Three lab.

1. Wide area networks (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

1. Describe the most common wide area network (WAN) technologies including standards, protocols, equipment, and topologies. (1)
2. Identify the hardware and software components required for point to point serial communication and perform basic router configuration. (2)
3. Compare frame relay topologies and configure routers to operate in these topologies. (3)
4. Recognize security risks and develop a strategy for shielding a network from those risks. (4)
5. Describe the operation of, and create and apply access control lists on, a Cisco router. (5)
6. Implement basic teleworker services and describe their functions. (6)
7. Describe the purpose and the application of network address translation (NAT) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) on Cisco equipment. (7)
8. Perform basic troubleshooting techniques in a functional Cisco network. (8)

1. Cisco Academy on-line chapter exams and final exam. Cisco Academy skills final exam.

3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture/Lab

Credit level CNT160 Minimum Grade of C

Comp Tech & Instruct Support Division
Computer Networking Technology Department


This class is currently only offered in the Spring Semester.

List of CNT170 sections for Spring 2017

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