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CIS 205 - CCNP1 Building Scalable Internetworks   -   Open Entry Open Exit                   


Cuyamaca College
CCNP1 - Cisco Networking Academy

 Fall 2010

CIS-205  Section:1186


I. Course Description

CCNP1 ROUTE is the fifth level of Cisco Networking Academy courses and one of three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Networking Professional designation.  CCNP Routing 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.   Topics covered n the course are EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol), Multi-area OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routing protocols; Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) redistribution; secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers; and 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. 


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

10)   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)

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

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

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

14)   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)

15)   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 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 drop but don’t officially withdraw will receive an F. 

VII. Assignments

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 Study:  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.


VIII. Evaluation & Grading

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

 Chapter Exams will be given only after the chapter assignments have been completed. The final exams will be comprehensive and must be taken in the classroom. Students must pass the final exams to pass the course. All students must take the on-line and skills-based final exams to complete the course.

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

  • Printing of the curriculum is not allowed. 

  • You must pass the skills based final 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 have used our experience teaching the OEOE classes to write the following rules to benefit the success of our students.

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. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. Only 1 chapter exam will be activated for each student per week. 
You are allowed to take each chapter exam once. Chapter exams will be activated a maximum of 2 times.  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.

7. 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.




  IX. Important Dates      

08/23/10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring 2010 Regular Day and Evening Classes Begin

09/03/10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day To Drop w/o a "W"

09/03/10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Last Day To Receive Refund

09/24/10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .Last Day To Apply for CR/NC

11/12/10…………………………..Last day to drop Semester-Length classes

11/25/10-11/27/10  ……………..Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

12/07/10 & 12/09/10. . . . . . . . . . . Comprehensive Skills Exam

12/14/10 & 12/16/10. . . . . . . . . . . Comprehensive Knowledge Exam

12/20/10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . Close of Fall Semester


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