May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

CISS 271 Advanced Switching and Network Management

The purpose of this course is to ground students in the concepts of modern LAN design, and to provide an understanding of the growing operational requirements of today’s changing networks. These changes are rooted in the continued growth in size and criticality of LANs and by the convergence of voice, streaming applications and data networks on to a common network infrastructure. Students will explore topics including network redundancy, multilayer switching, security, Rapid Spanning Tree, Quality of Service (QoS), queuing, wireless networking, and Voice over IP in depth. These concepts are underscored and reinforced through hands-on labs using relevant networking equipment and software. Many of the labs are adapted from the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. This course builds on the intermediate switching lessons from CISS 121  and assumes the student has a working knowledge of standard LAN protocols and the Cisco Internetwork Operating System. The course content will align with the topics covered in the Building Cisco Professional-level certification exam (CCNP SWITCH 300- 115) and will help prepare students for successful completion of that certification.
NOTE: The Cisco certification exam is not offered through the college since it is an industry-controlled certification.
Pre-requisite(s): CISS 121 Networking II- Intro to Network Administration .
Terms Offered: Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3
Lab: 1