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Spring 2018

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Frank Schneemann


Bonita Vista High School

Southwestern College

San Diego City College

National University

Cisco Network Academy


**** Syllabus subject to revision *****

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This is the first course in the CCNA training program. It is designed to prepare you for semesters 2,3 and 4 in the CCNA program. If you feel that you are struggling in the course, sit down and discuss the matter with your professor, rather than precipitously dropping the class. You will most likely find that things are not as bad as you may have thought they were.


If you are having trouble with the English language, see your professor and he can arrange for you  to take your quizzes in Spanish or other languages.




The required Packet Tracer Assignments are listed  below
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  • Complete Module 0 Course Overview
  • Click Educational Resources
  • Download the Packet Tracer to  your computer (with tutorials)
  • Complete the Pretest - to see what you know



Learning Packet Tracer


    • Load Packet Tracer from your local computer
      (Download and install if necessary)

    • From the Help Menu open the study the Packet Tracer Tutorials
      (A comprehensive list)



Chapter 1: Exploring the Network

Chapter 1
  • Explore the Network
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module



Chapter 3: Network Protocols and Communications

Chapter 3
  • Network Protocols and Communications
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module


Chapter 4: Network Access


Chapter 4
  • Network Access
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module


Chapter 5: Ethernet


Chapter 5
  • Ethernet
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module


Chapter 2: Configuring a Network Operating System


Router test

Chapter 2
  • Configure a Network Operating System
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module


Chapter 6: Network Layer


Chapter 6
  • Network Layer
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module


Chapter 7: IP Addressing


Chapter 7
  • IP Addressing
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module





Chapter 8
  • Subnetting IP Networks
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module





Chapter 9
  • Transport Layer
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module




Chapter 10
  • Application Layer
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module





Chapter 11
  • Build a Small Network
  • Choose one Packet Tracer from the curriculum and complete it for this module







11.4 Summary Practice






Course Description
  • CCNA Exploration teaches networking based on technology, covering networking concepts using a top-down, theoretical, and integrated approach from network applications to the network protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. CCNA Exploration includes the following features:

  • Students learn the basics of routing, switching, and advanced technologies to prepare for Cisco CCNA certification and entry-level networking careers
  • The curriculum discusses networking concepts in depth and uses language that allows for integration with engineering concepts, providing a deep, theoretical understanding of networking concepts for experienced learners with advanced problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Courses emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills
  • Rich multimedia content, including Flash-based interactive activities, videos, games, and quizzes, addresses a variety of learning styles and help stimulate learning and increase knowledge retention
  • Hands-on labs and Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills
  • Innovative assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills
  • Provides students with the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree programs
Course Objectives
  • Students who complete Routing Protocols and Concepts will be able to perform the following functions:

  • Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router
  • Explain the critical role routers play in enabling communications across multiple networks
  • Describe the purpose and nature of routing tables
  • Describe how a router determines a path and switches packets
  • Explain the route lookup process and determine the path packets will take in a network
  • Configure and verify basic operations for a newly-installed router
  • Describe the purpose of static routes and the procedure for configuring them
  • Configure and verify static and default routing
  • Describe the role of dynamic routing protocols and place these protocols in the context of modern network design
  • Describe how metrics are used by routing protocols and identify the metric types used by dynamic routing protocols
  • Identify the characteristics of distance vector routing protocols
  • Describe the network discovery process of distance vector routing protocols using Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
  • Describe the functions, characteristics, and operations of the RIPv1 protocol
  • Compare and contrast classful and classless IP addressing
  • Describe classful and classless routing behaviors in routed networks
  • Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network
  • Describe the main features and operations of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Use advanced configuration commands with routers implementing EIGRP and OSPF
  • Describe the basic features and concepts of link-state routing protocols
  • Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol
  • Configure and verify basic RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network
  • Use router show and debug commands to troubleshoot common errors that occur in small routed networks

Course Materials

  • Materials: USB Stick
  • Prerequisites: Required: Completion of CIS 142, CCNA or equivalent.
  • Students should have the following skills and knowledge.
  • - Basic PC skills
  • - Basic Internet navigation skills
  • No text is required for this class. Cisco provides all course materials online
  • Cisco on-line curriculum is the property of Cisco Systems and MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM. Reproduction of this material is cause for dismissal


Students receive two grades in the course; one from Cisco and one from Southwestern

It is possible to pass the Southwestern course but not meet the standards required by Cisco to go on to the next CCNA course

You must meet Cisco standards to continue to the next level of CCNA


20% Each of the Units above are worth 2 points (percent) of the final grade

15% Hands-On Final

15% Labs and Packet Tracers as outlined above

50% Final Exam



  • Units are accessible online with provided student accounts

  • Students are expected to study each Unit and be prepared for the nightly lessons

  • This is not a "self-study" course. We will teach each unit with teacher prepared PowerPoints. Every concept in the curriculum will be reviewed by the teacher

  • Each of the Units has an accompanying quiz. Look upon the quizzes as a learning tool, rather than a measure of knowledge

  • Students may retake the quizzes if they are not satisfied with their grade

  • You are encouraged to ask the teacher for help with any concepts that are giving you trouble.

  • Students are not permitted to take quizzes at home - must be done in class


  • Students are expected to come to class on time (5:00 PM)

  • Since this is an 8 week course, missing one class is like missing a week of a semester

  • If for some reason you are not able to attend class, inform the teacher

  • If you decided to drop the course, make sure you do an official drop through the College

    • It is the students responsibility to officially drop classes

    • Students who stop attending but have not officially dropped the class will receive an F grade

  • Absences & Tardiness:
    • Any student with excessive absences, late arrivals and/or early departures will be eligible to be dropped. Excessive tardiness or leaving early is defined as arriving late or leaving prior to the completion of class more than three times. Tardiness/leaving early beyond the third incident usually results in the student being dropped. If any student is in excess of 15 minutes late or leaves more than 15 minutes prior to the end of class, said student will be considered absent for the entire class period. If you are more than 15 minutes late for a test, you will not be eligible to take the test. Unavoidable absences must be cleared with the instructor via e-mail before the absence occurs.




Disability Support Services Southwestern College recommends that students with disabilities or specific learning needs contact their professors during the first two weeks of class to discuss academic accommodations. If a student believes that they may have a disability and would like more information, they are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) at (619) 482-6512 (voice), (619) 207-4480 (video phone), or email at DSS@swccd.edu. Alternate forms of this syllabus and other course materials are available upon request.

Academic Success Center Referral


To further your success, reinforce concepts, and achieve the stated learning objectives for this course, I refer you to the Academic Success Center learning assistance services. Upon request for tutorial services, you will be automatically enrolled in NC 3: Supervised Tutoring, a free noncredit course that does not appear on your transcripts.

Services are located in the ASC (420), the Writing Center (420D), the Reading Center

(420), Math Center (426), the Library/LRC Interdisciplinary Tutoring Lab, MESA,

specialized on-campus School tutoring labs, the Higher Education Center, and the San

Ysidro Education Center. Online learning materials and Online Writing Lab (OWL) are available at www.swccd.edu/~asc.

Southwestern College recommends that students with disabilities discuss academic accommodations with their professors during the first two weeks of class.

This syllabus and course handouts are available in alternate media upon request.

I am credentialed by the State of California to teach in all of the Special Education areas


If you need special help, let me know.



  • As adults, students are expected to behave in a mature, responsible manner.
  • Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and will result in suspension from the class for the day, please refer to the SWC Catalog for additional information.
  • A positive and safe learning environment will be maintained at all times
  • Software packages in the lab contain copyright material. Students cannot copy (in whole or in part) any software application. For detailed requirements, refer to the SWC Catalog.
  • Be sure ALL discussion posts, email, and assignments submitted respect all persons and groups and in no way contain any lewd, indecent or obscene material.
  • Additional information is found in the SWC Catalog


Academic Integrity: Cheating is NOT allowed and a failing grade of "F" will be assigned to any student guilty of cheating, copying, or allowing others to copy your work. This behavior is unethical and will not be tolerated. For more details, refer to the SWC Catalog.