Advanced Switching & Routing

Course Code NET-320
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week 4
Course Availability: Open
Description: The theory and implementation of Switching and Routing are both the most complicated as well as important function in communications networking. They define the core of our fast expanding internetworking technologies. Computer Virtual Private Network, Internet, Intranet and Extranets all depend on Switching and Routing in order to implement competitive advantage, provide value-added networks for businesses and efficiently deliver information to the users. In this course, students will explore the advanced mechanics of switches, routers and their associated protocols and algorithms. The advance-level concepts regarding LAN switching, WAN switching, IP routing technologies and routing protocols, are explored in much details and reinforced within an environment of hands on labs. This course will help students to assess their strengths and weaknesses by testing their knowledge on advance networking topics such as OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, integrated IS-IS and Hot standby routing protocols. Students will configure these advanced protocols in various kinds of networks and will study their behaviour and response. This course also covers advanced switching concepts regarding Virtual local area Networks, VTP and Spanning tree protocols, port security, port mirroring, VLAN based attacks and layer three switch-based routing. This course, however, does not cover introductory material and students are expected to have intermediate level knowledge of the topics covered. Combinations of lecture, chalk talk, one-on-one mentoring, and hands-on labs will be used to create a unique experience. Students will work in groups in order to reinforce interaction within a team environment.