18-859-R   Networking Lab

Location: Africa

Units: 12

Semester Offered: Fall

Course discipline


Course description

This course aims to give hands-on knowledge of network principles and the challenges to make an operational network. By the end of this course, students should be able to deploy and configure a basic enterprise network.

Learning objectives

Students will learn to apply networking principles through the set-up, configuration, and testing of actual network switches, routers, and other networking and computing equipment. Students will complete weekly labs that require them to implement a specific network configuration. Students will get familiar with switching and routing protocols through intensive lab work and projects.


After completing this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Design and configure an Ethernet LAN with VLANs
  • Optimize the use of IPV4 (IPV4 subnetting)
  • Configure various routing protocols
  • Deploy ACL-based Firewalls
  • Understand IPV6 and its subnetting
  • Design an SDN network

Content details

  • Basic Ethernet LANs and Switches
  • Ethernet Design, VLANs & Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Ethernet VLANs, STP, and Trunking
  • IPv4 Subnetting
  • Implementing IPv4 on routers
  • Routing Protocols (RIP version I)
  • Routing Protocols (RIP version II)
  • Routing Protocols (EIGRP)
  • Routing Protocols (OSPF)
  • Access Lists and NAT
  • IPv6 Subnetting
  • SDN and Cloud


04-641 Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Computer Networks (may be taken concurrently) or a similar class.


Emmanuel Ndashimye