Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components, and the OSI reference model.
Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and expand the switched network from a small LAN to a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree.
Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used, with a focus on RF wireless access.
Configure and verify a Cisco router for WAN connections with HDLC and PPP encapsulation, PAT, and Static Routing.
Use the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and manage the router startup and configuration.
Describe routing concepts as they apply to a medium-sized network and discuss dynamic routing with distance vector and link-state routing protocols and configuring RIP.
Determine how to apply ACLs based on network requirements, and to configure, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs.
Describe when to use NAT / PAT on a medium-sized network, how to configure NAT / PAT, and explain IPv6 addressing and configuration on a Cisco router Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Frame Relay.