NET 365 Network Interconnection Technologies (Formerly TDC 365)

Dale Buchholz

Fall 2021-2022
Class number: 7317
Section number: 701
Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
LEWIS 01509 Loop Campus
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A comprehensive study of network interconnection technologies emphasizing layer 3 routing. TCP/IP protocols will be studied, including IPv4 and IPv6 address management, router operations and management. Static routing and dynamic routing will be covered.  RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP routing protocols will be studied and configured.  



Cisco Networking Academy, Scaling Networks (SN) and Connecting Networks (CN):

Optional Text:


CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide

by Todd Lammle, Sybex, 2016, ISBN 978-1119288282


Required coursework components and their contribution to the final grade will be:

  1. 3 Homework Assignments (50 points each)
  2. 5 Lab Exercises (50 points each),
  3. Midterm Exam (100 points)
  4. Final Exam (100 points)


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