CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials

Enrollment Message:

This course has specific, unique technology and device requirements; please see the full syllabus for details. Students will receive additional information by email about accessing their course content in NetAcad within 24 school day or business hours after their enrollment is approved in the Student Learning Portal (SLP).

This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. In this second course in a 3-course CCNA series you’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN. Recommended preparation: CCNA: Introduction to Networks or having equivalent knowledge. After completing all three CCNA courses, you are ready to take the CCNA Certification.

This course is offered in partnership with Michigan Information Technology Training. Prerequisites: CCNA 1

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • Configure VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, applying security best practices.
  • Troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing on Layer 3 devices.
  • Configure redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Troubleshoot EtherChannel on switched networks.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.
  • Configure dynamic address allocation in IPv6 networks.
  • Configure WLANs using a WLC and L2 security best practices.
  • Configure switch security to mitigate LAN attacks.
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routing on routers

Course Outline:

Module 1: Basic Device Configuration

Module 2: Switching Concepts

Module 3: VLANs

Module 4: Inter-VLAN Routing

Module 5: STP Concepts

Module 6: EtherChannel

Module 7: DHCPv4

Module 8: SLAAC and DHCPv6

Module 9: FHRP Concepts

Module 10: LAN Security Concepts

Module 11: Switch Security Configuration

Module 12: WLAN Concepts

Module 13: WLAN Configuration

Module 14: Routing Concepts

Module 15: IP Static Routing

Module 16: Troubleshoot Static and Default Routes

Resources Included: Students will have access to the Cisco Networking Academy (Netacad) curriculum and course resources (Labs, Packet Tracer Activities, Reading Guides, Assessments, etc.). Michigan Information Technology Training is a Cisco Networking Academy and is offering this Cisco Netacademy program in an asynchronous e-learning environment to enable students to learn valuable information and skills for increased access to opportunities in the global economy.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual and Michigan Information Technology Training do not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue diplomas. A final score earned will be submitted to your school mentor for conversion to their own letter grading system. The final score will be calculated through total points earned within the following weighted categories: Chapter Reading Guides (15%), Group Module Exams (20%), Labs/PT Activities/Syn. Check (25%), Skills-Based Exam (20%), Final Exam (20%).

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements:

  • A computer with either Windows (7 or later), Linux, Macintosh Operating System, or Chromebook. Chromebook users will need to contact their instructor to request installation of a virtual machine.
  • Reliable Internet Access;
  • Ability to download and install Packet Tracer, a stand-alone program that is required for all Cisco NetAcademy Courses;
  • Ability to download/upload PDF files as well as Packet Tracer files (.pka);
  • A PDF reader to complete assignments (Recommend: Adobe Reader); Note: All Reading Guides/Labs are fillable PDF files.
  • Up to date Chrome and/or Firefox Web Browser to access the curriculum;
  • Java (JRE) to access Packet Tracer testing environment;
  • Students also require access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments, including labs/lab reports, Packet Tracer Activities and Skills-Based Assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks) is a required prerequisite for this course. Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: Students who successfully complete CCNA 2: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials will receive a certificate of completion for each course. Students who successfully complete the additional courses in the CCNA Sequence will be eligible to sit for the CCNA Certification Exam.

While Michigan Virtual and Michigan Information Technology Training assist in preparing students for this exam, the certification exam is not part of this course. It is the responsibility of the student or parent to register for the CCNA exam.

For more information about certification exams, go to: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/book-your-exam

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Michigan Virtual (Brightspace)
NCES Code: 10104
MDE Endorsement Code: NR - Computer Science
MMC Minimum Requirements: EDP/Career Interest Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: MI Information Technology Training
Instructor Provider: MI Information Technology Training

Course Type: Netacademy