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NSCOM 203 CISCO Networking III • 5 Cr.


Course uses Cisco internetworking hardware to gain hands-on experience in designing and configuring a local area network (LAN). Topics include OSI model, LAN switching, virtual LANs, LAN design, routing protocols, access control lists, Novell Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) and network management. Prerequisite: NSCOM 202 with a C or better and ENGL& 101 with a C or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain network segmentation by the use of routers, switches and bridges.
  • Describe virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) and Spanning Tree Protocol.
  • Perform simple hardware and software configuration of a switch.
  • Explain the theory and benefits of VLANs.
  • Configure a VLAN on a switch.
  • Create site wiring diagrams and physical and logical topologies for a network.
  • Configure a router using the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and the Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP).
  • Configure and implement standard and extended Access Control Lists (ACL).
  • Configure and monitor basic Internet Packet Exchange (IPX) operations.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000