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Network Routing and Switching Technologies

Title

Network Routing and Switching Technologies

Level

5

Credit Value

30

Module Aims

The skills required of a network specialist is evolving as a natural response to the enterprises adoption of new technologies. This makes the design and implementation of new solutions to improve the resilience of the current environment vital for the business growth. In order to avoid profit loss, businesses rely greatly on their network engineers to ensure their smooth operation when any disruption or damage to any part of the network occurs.

This module will focus on routing and switching technologies, equipping students with the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks. Advanced topics such as Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), inter VLANs routing, VLSM, RIP, EIGRP and OSPF will be introduced. Other topics such as IPV6, DHCP and NAT will also be covered. Students will consolidate their acquired knowledge using industry standard simulation tools.

Principal Learning Outcomes

By the end of module students will be able to
• Describe the advanced switching and routing concepts.
• Configure the components required to meet a medium-sized network specification.
• Implement an appropriate classless addressing scheme using VLSM.
• Configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANs.
• Configure, verify and troubleshoot routing protocols.
• Diagnose network problems and suggest an informed solution.