Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

CSCO 281: CCNP Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks

General Information

  • Name: CCNP Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks
  • 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 secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. Covers topics on the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN, teleworker configuration and access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. Recommended preparation for the Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

II: Course Objectives

This course teaches students the fundamentals of remote access connectivity. Students install, configure, moniter and troubleshoot Cisco ISDN and Dial-Up access products and further refine their understanding of PPP, ISDN, Frame-Relay and AAA Security. 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:

  • WANs
  • Modems and Dial-Up
  • ISDN, DDR, and Dialers
  • Frame Relay
  • Queuing and Compression
  • NAT
  • AAA
  • VPNs

III: Course Linkage

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

This course supports the Networking 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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