Course detail

LAN Switching, Accessing the WAN (CCNA3+4)

FIT-I2CAcad. year: 2019/2020

Design of Scaling Networks, VLAN networks (VTP, DTP), LAN redundancy using HSRP and VRRP. Link Aggregation using EtherChannel. STP and RSTP Protocols. Routing using EIGRP and OSPF. WAN technologies. Protocol PPP. VPN networks. Securing network devices and ACL filtering. Network Monitoring. Network Troubleshooting.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

LAN design, link redundancy using HSRP and VRRP, link aggregation using EtherChannel. Overview and application of protocols STP, RSTP and VTP. Practical OSPF and EIGRP routing.
Students will understand common WAN technologies. They will understand WAN technologies PPP and VPN configuration. They get an overview of network security, traffic filtering and network monitoring. They will learn the fundamentals of network troubleshooting.
Design of LANs, link redundancy and aggregation. VLAN sítě. OSPF and EIGRP routing. This course prepares students to an industrial certification CCNA. This course prepares students to an industrial certification CCNA.


Successful completion of the courses CCNA 1 and CCNA 2 version 6 (Routing & Switching).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Přednáškové texty v angličtině.
Elektronické texty a příklady dostupné na portálu NetAcad FIT a NetSpace.
Cisco Networking Academy: Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2018, ISBN  978-1-58713-434-0.
Cisco Networking Academy: Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide. Indianapolis: Cisco Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-58713-432-6.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • Reviewing tests before labs (max. 36 points).
  • Active laboratory work (max. 24 points).
  • Practical skills test CCNA3 (max. 15 points).
  • Final test CCNA3 (max. 5 points).
  • Practical skills test CCNA4 (max. 15 points).
  • Final test CCNA4 (max. 5 points).
  • To obtain Academy Certificate of Completion all tests including Final exam and Skill test must be passed with min. score 80%.

Exam prerequisites:
  • Labs attendance.
  • Getting at least 50% points of every activity.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


Students get skills about design and building LANs, link redundancy using HSRP and VRRP, link aggregation based on EtherChannel. Students will configure VLAN networks using managed switches and routers. They will configure OSPF and EIGRP Routing for IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
The second part of the course deals with WAN technologies. In the labs, students will create a serial connection using PPP, VPN tunnels and ACL filtering for both IPv4 and IPv6. They will learn how to manage networks and provide network troubleshooting using SNMP, NetFlow and Syslog. The course covers two courses of Cisco Networking Academy programme - CCNA3 and CCNA4 Routing and Switching (R&S) version 6.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

  • Home preparation and active laboratory work. Missed lab assignments are not compensated.
  • Passing all module tests.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BIT Bachelor's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional

  • Programme IT-BC-3 Bachelor's

    branch BIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introduction to Scaling Networks.Extended VLAN: VTP and DTP.
  2. LAN Redundancy: HSRP, GLBP. Link aggregation.
  3. LAN Redundancy: STP, RSTP.
  4. EIGRP - Advanced Configuration and Troubleshooting.
  5. Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF.
  6. Multiarea OSPF.
  7. WAN Concepts.
  8. PPP Connection.
  9. Branch Connection, VPN technology, GRE tunnels, eBGP routing.
  10. ACL filtering for IPv4 and IPv6.
  11. Network Security and Monitoring, Quality of Service.
  12. Network Evolution. Network troubleshooting.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. CCNA2 review.
  2. VLAN technology: VTP, DTP, L3 switching.
  3. EtherChannel.
  4. LAN Redundancy using HSRP and GLBP.
  5. STP Protocol.
  6. EIGRP Routing.
  7. Routing protocols OSPFv2 and OSPFv3.
  8. Multi-area OSPF.
  9. PPP configuration, encapsulation and authentication.
  10. GRE tunnelling. eBGP routing.
  11. Tunnelling IPvž over IPv4. SPAN.
  12. ACL filtering.
  13. Configuring SNMP, Syslog. IP SLA.