The topic covers the skills necessary to understand the architecture, components, WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers, switches and other network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN and VPN in a small-to-medium network and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
They will also need to be able to develop a solution and justify a design and implementation decision, and technology selection based upon enterprise needs.
To complete this topic, students will need to complete the national training units linked to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. The optional CCNA examination can be undertaken at an approved Australian testing centre.
This topic aims to: