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CET 2615
Cisco CCNA Sem 3 (Advanced Router Technology)
Summer 2009 2008
 Wed 6 - 9:05pm (8 week schedule)
Instructor:     Name: Ed Sloan
E-mail Address:
Office & Phone:DM Tech 401 - 253-7410.
Office Hours:  Mon - Thur 3- 5:30pm


     Textbook Suggested (not required)   
 Hardcover: 528 pages
 Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 Har/Cdr edition (May 8, 2008)
 ISBN-10: 1587132079
 ISBN-13: 978-1587132070

       Workbook Required
 Paperback: 360 pages
 Publisher: Cisco Press; PaperBk,  1st edition (May 2, 2008)
 ISBN-10: 1587132028
 ISBN-13: 978-1587132025

Description:     This course is designed to prepare a student to apply and understand the advanced principles and applications of networking hardware. The course covers advanced router configurations; LAN switching; network management; and advanced network design. This is the third of a four-part series to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) examination.
     The course content is on-line and accessible with any web browser.  Students are expected to prepare for each class by reading the assigned material from the web site; class time will mostly be spent in review, hands-on labs, and examinations.
Objectives:     The student will demonstrate   knowledge of the following topics through objective tests, hands-on activities, and projects:
List the required IPX address and encapsulation type
Configure IPX access lists and SAP filters to control basic Novell traffic
Enable the Novell IPX protocol and configure interfaces
Monitor Novell IPX operation on the router
Describe LAN segmentation using bridges, routers, and switches
Name and describe two switching methods
Describe full- and half-duplex Ethernet operation
Describe network congestion problem in Ethernet networks
Describe the benefits of network segmentation with bridges
Describe the benefits of network segmentation with routers
Describe the benefits of network segmentation with switches
Describe the features and benefits of Fast Ethernet
Describe the guidelines and distance limitations of Fast Ethernet
Distinguish between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching
Describe the operation of the Spanning Tree Protocol and its benefits
Describe the benefits of virtual LANs
Prerequisite:     CET 1610 (Cisco Sem. II Cisco Router Technology)
Facilities:     The course content and all exams can be accessed from the classroom.  The course content is available from anywhere with Internet access.
Curriculum:     The course content is available from  
Grading:     Best 8 of 9 Ch. quizzes (based on web content, not book):     40%
Labs and classroom participation (required in order to pass course):     15%
Midterm Hands-on Exam (Required in order to pass course):     10%
Final comprehensive exam (required in order to pass course):     35%

A=90-100,     B=80-89,     C=70-79,     D=60-69,     F=0-59

Projects are graded on the following scale:
     A = 100% (Excellent)
     B =  85%  (Good)
     C =  75%  (Acceptable)
     D =  50%  (Unacceptable)
     F  =   0%  (Failing)
No make up exams will be offered without the prior approval of the instructor.
All tests must be taken in the classroom.  This is not an online class.  If you are caught taking or trying to take a test or quiz outside of the classroom you will receive a grade of "0" and you will not be able to drop that as a low grade.  If you are caught a second time you will receive an “F” for the class.
Regular attendance is imperative for the successful completion of this class.  All phones, pagers, and beepers must be turned off during class time, except with prior permission of the instructor.  No food or drink is permitted in HCC classrooms.  Credit for class participation includes attendance, preparedness, and adding to class discussions by asking questions and participating in discussions.  Playing computer games, surfing the internet, or working on other assignments for this or other classes during class time will lose you credit.  Attendance will be taken within 5 minutes of the start of class; after 6 absences and/or lateness, the student will lose 2 points off the final grade for each occurrence.
Additional time outside of class will be required to complete the material.  For typical students Cisco Networking Academy recommends an average of between 4 and 8 hours each week outside of class are required for preparation, practice, and projects.
A project is late if not turned in by the start of class on the day it is due.  Late projects will be accepted up to one week late only if you obtain the instructor's permission at least one week prior to the due date of the project, or for a documented serious medical reason. All late projects will lose at least one letter grade penalty regardless of the reason for the delay.  Projects later than one week will receive a grade of F (0).
Working together on individual assignments is considered as cheating!  Cheating will result in an automatic F (zero) for the project for all parties.  Note that some projects may be group projects, where each member of a small group works together on a project.
You must follow the academic honesty policy for HCC.  A second cheating offence will result in an “F” for the course, and your name will be turned over to the Dean for further handling.  I take these matters very seriously.  You have been warned!

Printing:     The curriculum for this class is located online at the Cisco Networking Academy website,
     The tests are taken in class - online at the Cisco test site.  Tests are NEVER to be printed for any reason.

Workbook     Workbook assignments for this class consist of the vocabulary section in each Ch. of the workbook

Studying:     To prepare for class, you must study and understand the online curriculum.  Here are some general suggestions:
Read through the online Ch. once looking at all the videos, pictures, and diagrams.  Make sure you understand the main point of the Ch..
Go through the Ch. again, this time taking notes on important topics and “factoids” (e.g., A T1 connection operates at 1.544MBPS).  This is not only testable material in the class, but for your CCNA (and job interviews) as well.  If you have any questions on what you've read do not hesitate to ask your instructor.  (Visit or phone during office hours, set up an appointment at your convenience, or send email anytime.)
Take the quiz at the end of the online Ch..  (These tend to be easier than the actual test questions.)
On a different day, try the review questions at the start of the next Ch..  You can also try the other questions in the workbook and in the textbook.
When you come to class, when we review the material you think you know, make sure your understanding is the same as what is presented in class.  When the material you feel uncertain about is reviewed, be sure to ask questions.  It is perfectly OK to ask the instructor to slow down or pause while you write a few short notes.

Request For Accommodation
     If, to participate in this course, you require an accommodation due to a physical disability or learning impairment, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities, Dale Mabry Campus, Student Services Building Room 208.  Voice Phone: (813) 253-7031,  TTD: (813) 253-7035,  FAX: (813) 253-7336.
Schedule for CET 2615 (Cisco 3)
Dates and assignments subject to change
Labs & Study Guide Assignments

May 11
Class #1

Class Intro

Ch 1 - Lan Design lecture

Hands on final from last semester

For next class - Lab Study Guide pg 2 - 10
On your own for next week: PT lab pg 30 - 1.3.3

May 20
Class #2

Ch 2 - Basic Switch Configuration

Hands on exploration of switches

May 27
Class #3

Ch 3 - VLANS lecture

In Class PT 3-1, pg 118

Jun 3
Class #4

Ch 4 - VTP Lecture

Jun 10
Class #5

Ch 5 -  STP


Jun 17
Class #6

Ch - 6 Basic Wireless and Configuration

Jun 24
Class #7

Ch - 7 Basic Wireless Concepts and Configurations