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Northern Wyoming Community College District    
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
  Feb 18, 2018
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog
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CSCO 2040 - Cisco: CCNA 4

This course is the fourth of four courses designed to prepare students for a CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Technician) which can lead to other associate (CCNA) and professional level (CCNP) Cisco certifications with additional coursework. The course focuses on WAN technologies, VPNs and tunneling, serial connections, broadband connections, IPsec tunneling, monitor and troubleshooting network operations and network architecture. This course provides students with the skills required for network administration positions to install, operate, and troubleshoot small- to medium-sized WAN connected networks. 

Successful completion of CSCO 2025 Cisco: CCNA 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CSCO 2040 Cisco: CCNA 4, the student will:

  1. describe a structured network design to include the layers of a hierarchical network.
  2. explain the purpose of a WAN.
  3. compare various private and public WAN technologies.
  4. explain the fundamentals of point-to-point serial communications.
  5. show PPP WAN connectivity.
  6. describe the benefits of frame relay.
  7. describe basic frame relay configuration.
  8. explain static and dynamic NAT on an edge router.
  9. describe broadband solutions and criteria for selection to meet network needs.
  10. develop VPNs to include tunnels.
  11. compare IPsec and SSL remote access for VPNs.
  12. use appropriate monitoring and diagnostic tools to support operations and troubleshoot the network.

General Education Requirement: None

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Contact Hours: 4.5 hours/week

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