Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

CSCO 282: CCNP Multilayer Switching

General Information

  • Name: CCNP Multilayer Switching
  • 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

Covers knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. Includes topics on Campus Networks, describing and implementing advanced Spanning Tree concepts, VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, High Availability, Wireless Client Access, Access Layer Voice concepts, and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network. Recommended preparation for the Multi-layer Switching exam; required to become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

II: Course Objectives

Students learn how to build campus networks using multilayer switching technolgies over high speed ethernet. This course includes both routing and switching concepts, covering both Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies. Hands-on lab exercises allow the learner to practice configuration and troubleshooting knowoledge 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:

  • Campus Network Design
  • VLANs and VTP
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Inter VLAN Routing
  • Multi-Layer Switching
  • Monitoring and Security

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 addressing 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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