Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

CSCO 280: CCNP Advanced Routing

General Information

  • Name: CCNP Advanced Routing
  • Discipline: CISCO Technology (CSCO)
  • Units (Credits): 4
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: CSCO 221 or CCNA Certification

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. Covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing, Routing Principles, Multicast Routing, IPv6, Manipulating Routing Updates, and configuring basic BGP, Configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. Recommended preparation for the Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

II: Course Objectives

This course provides the learner with in-depth information on interior gateway protocols (IGPs)including EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. It also provides information on BGP, an exterior gateway protocol (EGP). The course covers routing principles of both distance vector and link-state routing protocols; IP addressing techniques; the theory behind the various routing protocols; and configuration and troubleshooting informtaion for each protocol. Hands-on lab exercises allow the learner to practice configuration and troubleshooting knowledge and to acquire the skills necessary to configure these protocols in working networks.

Students who successfully complete this course will have a better understanding of:

  • Advanced Address Management
  • RIP ver. 2
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • IS-IS
  • Route Optimization
  • BGP

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course supports the Netwroking Technology emphasis by providing up-to-date training in the management of information resources, including computer and networking operations, infrastructure, and information security by addressesing the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate the competencies required to successfully pass information technology certification exams.


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