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Computer & Information Science Department:  CIS-205


Cuyamaca College Cisco Networking Academy



 This course is only offered in the Fall


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

I. Course Description

CCNP1 ROUTE part 1 is the fifth 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 completes the requirements for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional ROUTE certification. CCNP ROUTE part 1 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 IPv4 routing protocols. Topics covered in the course are EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol), Multi-area OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) routing protocols; and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) redistribution and Path Control. 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.


II. Prerequisite

Cisco Academy’s Semester I, II, III, and IV on-line curriculum
Possess a current CCNA certification for any of the following exams:
640-801, 640-802, 640-811, 640-816.

III. Course Goals  

By the end of the course each student will:

         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 .

         Master Lab Skills: Increasingly sophisticated router configuration (Classless Routing and Route optimization; Multi-area OSPF, EIGRP, BGP; IPSec VPN, and IPv6 tunnels) and network troubleshooting skills

         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 Cisco Semester V Comprehensive Final Exam.
        2.             Pass the Cisco Semester V Comprehensive Skills-Based Exam
        3.             Complete the Case Studies
        4.             Complete the Chapter Lab Assignments



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

1.   Describe the framework, architectures, and models used in complex enterprise network designs.

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

3.   Describe the terminology, features, components, and operating fundamentals of EIGRP.

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.

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.

7.   Describe how route redistribution, distribute lists, seed metrics, and modifying administrative distances control route optimization when implementing networks with multiple routing protocols.

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

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

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


V. Text and Materials

Required Texts:    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 Text:     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



             One USB flash drive,
             Notebook or 3 ring binder.          

VI. Attendance

The Self-paced open entry-open exit program requires students to complete a minimum of 80 hours to meet academic standards.  The 80 hours are divided into a minimum of 48 classroom hours and 32 hours of self study using online resources. 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 Semester 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.

VI. Dropping the Class

It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to complete the necessary forms to withdraw from the class. 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 from the class will receive an "F" as the grade for the course.

Students who show no activity (attendance logged in Red Canyon, assignments submitted through Blackboard or NetAcad) for three weeks without an instructor-of-record approved progress plan may be dropped from the class. If you have any questions please see your instructor-of-record.

VII. Assignments

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

1.    Reading: The material for this course is not included online at the Cisco Network Academy website. Students will need to use the required textbook to complete reading assignments. Reading assignments should be read before the beginning of class. Students are responsible for all the terms and concepts in the modules that we cover.

2.    Labs: During the course, labs will be used to guide students through the practical application of concepts learned in the chapter content and provide an opportunity to learn skills for configuring Cisco routers and switches. Lab assignments will be provided in the assignments section of each chapter on Blackboard. Once a lab assignment is completed it should be submitted using Blackboard. Assignments are considered completed when the questions on the lab assignment are answered and a copy of the configuration has been submitted.

3.    Study Guides: During the course, study guides may be provided to assist students with identifying key information in the reading assignment.  These study guides are not graded but are highly recommended. The study guides will be useful for studying for chapter exams, the comprehensive final, and CCNP TSHOOT exams.
Note: Handwritten study material, including the study guide, will be allowed as reference material during chapter exams.  The online Comprehensive Final exam must be taken in the classroom with no notes or reference material available.



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

Chapter exams

Each Chapter Exam will be activated only after the student has completed 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.  Neither Textbooks or the Internet are 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 or 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.


Grades will be assigned as follows:

Final Exam (Comprehensive Online)


Final Exam (comprehensive Skills Based)


Case Studies




Chapter Exams







93.4 - 100


90 - 93.3


86.7 - 89.9


83.4 - 86.6


80 - 83.3


76.7 - 79.9


70 - 76.6




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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