Scaling Networks 2020-06-29

Monday, June 29, 2020
What you'll learn: 

Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.

  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Configure Ethernet switch ports.
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Implement static routing.
  • Implement DHCP on a router.
  • Implement network address translation (NAT).
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic
What you'll get: 
  • Access to your instructors via the online discussion forum*
  • Limited class size for more personalized attention
  • Weekly live, online, interactive instructor-led coaching sessions*
  • Recorded instructor coaching sessions for on-demand playback and review
  • SMPTE Certificate of Achievement**
  • Continued access to course materials through SMPTE’s Virtual Classroom Alumni Center
12 Weeks
Member Registration
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Course Description:

This course is 3rd in a 4-course Routing & Switching (CCNA) track. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Course participants learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
Participants will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Course participants who successfully complete the Scaling Networks course will be able to perform the following functions:

Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
Understand and describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
Understand and describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP
Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6 o Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol (single-area OSPF and multi-area OSPF) o Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files CCNA 3 - Scaling Networks

This is a rigorous Instructor-led hands-on course leading into the implementation of advanced Routing Protocols and LAN Switching techniques with an emphasis on the theory supporting each technology. Learn about Autonomous Systems by implementing troubleshooting EIGRP, configure and troubleshoot Single Area OSPF routing scenarios and originate default routing information down through each protocol. Advanced switching concepts are introduced emphasizing hands-on implementation of dot1q and Cisco ISL trunking to carry VLAN information for LAN segmentation, broadcast control, and bandwidth optimization. Advanced Spanning Tree concepts, configuration, and troubleshooting of Root Bridge election are covered using hands-on scenarios to demonstrate the switching concepts used to implement optimized LANs.


Link to Purchase Scaling Networks (CCNA3) Companion Guide

For more information about CCNA Programs please visit the CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security pages

William Hocker

As a Cisco Academy Instructor and faculty member at St. Louis Community College, William Hocker has extensive experience in delivering Cisco education. His field experiences include providing infrastructure support for the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) in New York; serving as a VoIP technician on the State Farm Insurance VoIP project through World Wide Technology; and acting as a senior conversion engineer for Bank of America's (BoA) VoIP project in Missouri and Charlotte, N.C., corporate headquarters. Hocker holds several degrees in computer networking, including a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University, and has completed certifications including the CompTIA A+, Network+, Cisco CCAI, CCNA R&S, and CCNP VOICE.

Terms and Conditions: 

Any of SMPTE's Virtual Classroom courses are available as private sessions for organizations. Contact us for details about private course options and with any curriculum questions.
If you register, but cannot attend and would like your registration fee applied to a future course, please contact us. A $75 transfer fee will apply.
If you cannot meet your course deadline, you can request an extension. A $100 extension fee will apply. Please contact us to ask for an extension.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least three weeks prior to the course start date, less a 10% ($100 for CCNA courses) cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after that time.

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