Networks 4 (ECNS 225)
CCNA Exploration Accessing the WAN is the last of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) designation. CCNA 4 introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to the fundamentals of WAN technologies. It provides a theoretically-rich, hands on introduction to networking and the Internet. The primary focus of this course is accessing wide area networks (WAN). The goal is to develop an understanding of various WAN technologies to connect small to medium sized business networks. The course introduces WAN converged applications and quality of service (QoS). It focuses on WAN technologies including PPP, Frame Relay, and broadband links. WAN security concepts are discussed in detail including types of threats, how to analyze network vulnerabilities, general methods for mitigating common security threats and types of security appliances and applications. The course then explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and describes how to implement IP addressing services for an Enterprise network, including how to configure NAT and DHCP. IPv6 addressing concepts are also discussed. During the course, you will learn how to use Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) to secure a router and implement IP addressing services. Finally, students learn how to detect, troubleshoot and correct common Enterprise network implementation issues.The labs and Packet Tracer activities used in this course are designed to help you develop an understanding of how to configure routing operations while reinforcing the concepts learned in each chapter. Pre-Requisites:ECNS 215 minimum grade of C-. Typically Offered Spring Only
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