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Computer & Information Science Department:  CIS-206


Cuyamaca College Cisco Networking Academy




Changes to this syllabus may occur anytime during the semester. Notification of changes will be provided via Blackboard announcements.

Instructor: Steven Grishkowsky
Lectures: TBD
Lab: Room-E207

Changes to this syllabus may occur anytime during the semester.
Notification of changes will be provided via Blackboard announcements


CCNP1 ROUTE (part 2) is the sixth course of Cisco Networking Academy courses. The ROUTE course has been divided into two OEOE sections: ROUTE part1 (CIS-205) and ROUTE part2 (CIS-206). The combined content of these courses covers topics necessary to successfully pass for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional ROUTE certification.  CCNP ROUTE enhances students' skills necessary for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining routing services in an enterprise network. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments.  This course continues using the CCNP ROUTE certification content learned in the first part of the course (CIS-205)  while introducing you to new topics of: BGP (Border Gateway Protocol); secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers; an introduction to IPv6; IPv6 addressing and routing; OSPFv3; IPv6 tunneling; and IPv4 to IPv6 translation.  This is a lab-intensive course providing students with hands-on experience by performing labs and case studies using Cisco networking devices.  Students can decide to take CIS-205 and CIS-206 in one semester or take CIS-205 during the Fall semester and CIS-206 during the following Spring semester.  The final exams for this class include the entire CCNP ROUTE exam topics.




By the end of the course each student will:

1.   Master Basic Content: Practical application review of content learned during CCNA Semester 1-4. Advancing experience with EIGRP, Multi-Area OSPF, BGP, Routing Protocol Optimization, Branch Office Networking, and IPv6 .

2.   Master Lab Skills: Increasingly sophisticated router configuration (Classless Routing and Route optimization; Multi-area OSPF, EIGRP) and network troubleshooting skills

3.   Master People Skills: working in teams

By the end of the course, students will demonstrate their understanding of networking by completing the following tasks:

1.   Pass the Semester V Comprehensive Final Exam. (Found on Blackboard)      

2.   Pass the Semester V Comprehensive Skills-Based Exam

3.   Complete the Case Studies 

4.   Complete the Chapter Lab Assignments

5.   Complete the Cisco chapter exams as well as those provided on Blackboard.



Given a LAN/WAN configuration scenario, students will be able to:

1)    Describe the framework, architectures, and models used in complex enterprise network designs. (a,b)

2)    Describe the process of creating, documenting, and executing a network implementation plan. (a,b)

3)    Describe the terminology, features, components, and operating fundamentals of EIGRP. (a,b)

4)    Implement basic EIGRP as the network Interior Gateway protocol (IGP) and include the following advanced capabilities: route summarization, load balancing, bandwidth utilization, authentication, and timers.

5)    Describe the terminology, features, and operating fundamentals of OSPF. (a,b)

6)    Implement basic single-area and multi-area OSPF as the network IGP for various network topologies and include the following advanced capabilities: route summarization, authentication, virtual links, and modifying link costs and priorities. (c,d)

7)    Describe how route redistribution, policy-based routing, distribute lists, seed metrics, and modifying administrative distances control route optimization when implementing networks with multiple routing protocols. (a,b)

8)    Implement route optimization using route maps, distribution lists, seed metrics, and controlling administrative distances when redistributing routing information between RIP and OSPF, EIGRP and OSPF, and between EIGRP and IS-IS.

9)    Describe how offset lists, Cisco IOS IP Service Level Agreements (SLA), and Policy-based routing manage path control.

10) Implement basic path control using Cisco IOS IP SLA and policy-based routing.

11) Describe the concepts, terminology, features, and attributes of BGP. (a,b)

12) Configure a basic IBGP and EBGP network including the following advanced functions: authentication,   path selection with route maps, injecting route information, and controlling synchronization. (c,d)

13) Describe the fundamental concepts and requirements, such as design, security concerns, and scalability, for implementing branch offices and mobile workers. (a,b)

14) Implement an IPSec VPN and GRE tunnel over IPSec . (d)

15) Describe the IPv6 features, addressing architecture, headers, extension headers, routing protocols, multicast capabilities.

16) Implement IPv6 networks by configuring: IPv6 addressing on network interfaces, single-area OSPFv3 routing protocol, manual IPv6 tunnels; 6to4 tunnels, and static IPv6 routes. (c,d)

17) Identify, analyze, and correct network configuration problems using logical troubleshooting techniques and the IOS show and debug commands for EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and multi-protocol networks.


V.  Text and Materials

Required Text:

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide: Foundation learning for the ROUTE 642-902 Exam (Self-Study Guide) [Hardcover] by Diane Teare; 976 pages; Cisco Press; 1 edition (July 8, 2010); ISBN-10: 1587058820; ISBN-13: 978-1587058820


Optional Texts: 

CCNP ROUTE Portable Command Guide [Paperback] by Scott Empson and Hans Roth; 264 pages; Cisco Press; Pap/Psc edition March 12, 2010;  ISBN-10: 1587202492;  ISBN-13: 978-1587202490

Cisco IOS in a Nutshell [Paperback] by James Boney, Publisher O'Reilly Media Inc; (August 22, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0596008694; ISBN-13: 978-0596008697

Recommended Materials:

One USB flash drive and a notebook or 3-ring binder


This is a three (3) credit course which equates to 80 classroom hours during the semester. The self-paced open-entry/open-exit program requires students to complete 48 hours of coursework in the classroom or laboratory with an instructor present, in order to meet academic standards.

Note: Please understand that you will only be allowed to accumulate time toward the required 48 hours if: there is a Cuyamaca College Cisco Networking Academy qualified instructor in the classroom; you are present in E-211, E-205 or E207; you have signed into Red Canyon, and are actively working on the Cisco Networking Academy course material. Unproductive attendance will not be counted

Self-paced education places additional responsibility on the student for success. Irregular attendance and lack of participation are key factors in determining poor student performance. The greater the amount of time and effort applied by the student, the greater the opportunity for success, rapid advancement of knowledge, and advancement through the program. Students will be expected to manage their attendance with the goal of completing at least one Cisco Networking Academy course during a Cuyamaca College Semester. Higher goals of completion are very possible and will be supported. If you have questions about recommended progress rates, please ask the instructor for guidance.


It is the STUDENT'S responsibility to complete the necessary forms to withdraw from the class. A grade of “Incomplete” at the end of the semester is not an option. All students that are enrolled at the end of the semester must be given a grade. Students who discontinue attendance but do not officially withdraw will receive an "F" as the grade for the class.


The assignments for this course can be broken in the following groups: 

1.   In-class reading/Tests: The Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide will be used for all textbook reading assignments. The materials should be read before the beginning of class. Students are responsible for all the terms and concepts in the chapters that we cover.

2.   Labs: During this course, labs will be used to guide students through the practical application of concepts addressed in each chapter and provide an opportunity to learn advanced skills for configuring Cisco routers and switches.

3.   Case Studies:  The case studies are designed to provide a comprehensive application of the topics covered during CCNP1.  Students are required to apply knowledge and skills learned during each chapter of this course to develop networks according to a prescribed set of parameters. 



Evaluation in this course is designed to give students a maximum feedback of their progress and to work as a tool to reinforce concepts.

Orientation Exam

An orientation exam is provided to help ensure students are familiar with the course syllabus. Participation in this exam is required for every student each semester. The exam is provided on Blackboard. The grade for this exam is not included as part of the final grade but it is a required component for the course. This exam must be successfully completed with a score of 100% before any exams will be activated or any assignments graded.

Chapter exams

Each Chapter Exam will be activated only after the student has completed and submitted the assignments for the chapter. Chapter exams will be taken in the classroom. Handwritten study material, including the study guide, will be allowed as reference material during chapter exams. The use of textbooks, the Internet, or other students is not considered authorized reference material.

Final Exams

The Comprehensive Final Skills-based Exam is a practical exam covering the skills learned during the course and may include skills covered as part of the prerequisites for taking this course. The exam is taken in the classroom using installed routers, switches, computers and other equipment provided by the instructor. Students may use material designed as a professional reference material to assist them during the skills exam. Examples of authorized references are: "CCNA Portable Command Guide"; "Cisco IOS in a nutshell". Neither textbooks nor the Internet are considered authorized reference material. It is the discretion of the instructor of record for the course to determine whether a specific reference item will be authorized for use during the Comprehensive Final Skills-based Exam.

The Comprehensive Online Final Exam is a multiple-choice exam that covers the entire semester of course material. The Comprehensive Final Exam is taken in the classroom on one of the school's computers without access to any reference material. Students will be allowed blank paper and a pen.

The student must obtain a passing score on both the Comprehensive Skills and Online Final Exams to pass the course. The online and skills-based final exams must be taken by the student to complete the course.

All exams must be taken in the classroom. Students must have a passing score on both the Skills-based Final Exam and Online Comprehensive Final Exam in order to pass the class regardless of cumulative grade total.

Copying and/or printing of any test/exam/quiz content will result in your being dropped from the class.

Printing of the curriculum is not allowed.

You must pass the skills-based and comprehensive online final exams to pass the class.

Final Exam (Comprehensive Online:  Covers CCNP ROUTE textbook chapters 1- 8 )


Final Exam (Comprehensive Skills-Based: Covers CCNP ROUTE textbook chapters 1- 8 )


Labs and Case Studies


Chapter Exams







93.4 - 100


90.0 - 93.3


86.7 - 89.9


83.4 - 86.6


80.0 - 83.3


76.7 - 79.9


70.0 - 76.6


60.0 - 69.9


Below 60   


The Cisco instructors want to see our students succeed. We realize many students do not have experience taking an OEOE-structured class so we have used our experience teaching OEOE classes to write the following rules to benefit the success of our students. Please read these rules carefully since they are designed to help you progress successfully through the class. .

1. Students are responsible for managing their progress through the course. 
To ensure successful completion of the course, please follow the rules listed below concerning submitting assignments and taking chapter exams. 

Note: Arrangements can be made to deviate from the rules by submitting a written request with justification and getting written approval by the course instructor.

2. Individual assistance is available from the instructor or an in-class tutor during normal class hours. Assistance is provided to clarify networking concepts and/or help you succeed in completing a lab or packet tracer assignment. Reading is an essential part of learning the knowledge and skills components of the course. It is required that you read the entire chapter for the topic you are requesting help with prior to asking for assistance. The instructor or tutor may delay providing assistance until you have completed reading the appropriate chapter content. stress completing the course.  If you find yourself falling behind the recommended pace please contact your instructor for assistance and/or guidance.

3. You should regularly review the assignment schedule and recommended progress schedule to be sure you do not fall behind during the semester.  We have noticed that students who fall further than 1(one) chapter behind the recommended pace have unnecessary stress completing the course.  If you find yourself falling behind the recommended pace please contact your instructor for assistance and/or guidance.

4. Only 5 total lab/packet tracer assignments will be graded by the instructor each week.

Students who have submitted a written notification of accelerated completion at the beginning of the semester will be provided, in writing, the maximum number of assignments that will be accepted each week for grading.

Note: Managing assignment completion is especially critical at the end of the semester. Mismanagement could cause completed assignments not to get graded. 
Students progressing at an accelerated pace will be provided an accelerated assignment schedule.
Submit assignments early and often.

5. Courses with graded study guides:  Up to 2 (two) study guides will be graded for each student per week

6. All Assignments must be submitted no later than the end of week 15 of the semester.
No assignments will be accepted after week 15. 

Note: no more than 5 assignments that are submitted during week 15 will be graded.

7. Only 1 chapter exam will be activated for each student per week. 
Chapter exams will be activated a maximum of 2 times. 
Some classes allow you to take each chapter exam only once so please read the syllabus or see your instructor for clarification. Make sure when you request that an exam be activated you will be able to complete the exam during the period requested.

Students who plan to progress through the curriculum at an accelerated pace will be informed, in writing, the maximum number of exams that will be allowed to be activated each week. 

Note: Students progressing at an accelerated pace will be provided an accelerated assignment schedule.

8. Students are responsible to ensure all chapter exams are completed by the end of week 15. Note: remember, only one chapter exam will be activated each week including week 15.

9. If you have to be absent for more than one (1) week please notify the instructor via email prior to missing class. Please remember, Packet Tracer assignments can still be submitted during periods when you are unable to attend class.

10. Registration in this class implies your interest in learning the knowledge content and skills covered by the course. Prior to performing the assigned skill activities, completing the reading assignment is necessary. Assistance is available in the lab and the classroom by instructors and tutors to help clarify technical concepts you have read in the reading assignments or experienced during the skills assignments. To ensure you benefit from an instructor’s/tutor’s assistance you may be asked relative questions from the reading assignment. Since reading is an important part of your learning experience you may be directed to reread sections of the curriculum prior to receiving further assistance



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