Module Overview

Advanced Switching and Routing

The aim of this module is to: To give students practical skills to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN, WAN and IPv6 routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. To give students a theoretical understanding of scalable technologies used in building large internetworks such as OSPF and BGP. To give students a theoretical understanding of the techniques and technologies required to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions, including support for branch offices and mobile workers. To give students practical skills to configure secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks.

Module Code

COMP H3028

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Implementing an OSPF-Based Solution

• Configure OSPF in an Enterprise Network• Configure and Verify Advanced OSPF Features• Configuring OSPF Authentication• Configure OSPF Special Area Types• Configure Virtual Links• Configure and verify OSPF for IPv6

Manipulating Routing Updates

• Assessing Network Routing Performance Issues• Controlling Routing Update Traffic• Using Multiple IP Routing Protocols on a Network• Implementing Route Redistribution• Implementing Route Redistribution

Controlling Routing Updates

• Configure and verify Policy-Based Routing• Identify suboptimal routing• Explain and configure Route Maps• Configure and verify loop prevention mechanisms

Implementing a BGP solution for ISP connectivity

• Planning the Enterprise-to-ISP Connection• Understanding BGP Terminology and Operation• Configuring and Verifying BGP• Inbound and Outbound EBGP Path Selections

Implementing IPv6 in an Enterprise Network

• IPv6 Addressing in an Enterprise Network• Assigning IPv6 Addresses• Routing IPv6 Traffic

Implementing Routing Facilities for Branch Offices and Mobile Workers

• Planning the Branch Office Implementation• Analyzing Services in the Branch Office• Routing Traffic to the Branch Office• Routing Traffic to the Branch Office• Planning for Mobile Worker Implementations• Routing Traffic to the Mobile Worker

Implementing Infrastructure Services

• Configure and verify DHCP, NAT and SLA architecture• Configure and verify tracking objects

Implementing Layer2/Layer3 Technologies

• Configuring Link Aggregation using EtherChannel• Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol in a Multilayer Switched Environment• Deploying CEF-Based Multilayer Switching

Implementing High Availability and Redundancy

• Implementing and Monitoring High Availability• Understanding Supervisor Redundancy• Understanding Gateway Redundancy Protocols• Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP • Implementing Server Load Balancing

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)50
Formal Examination50