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  CIS-240 Local Area Network Switching
4 Credits
  The third course of a four course sequence providing a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. The different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network are presented and students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a Wireless LAN in a small-to-medium network. Prerequisites: C+ or better in CIS 181 or permission of the instructor.