University of Maryland/Asian Division

CMIT 350 Interconnecting Cisco Devices

Term 2: 28 Oct -- 18 Dec 2008
TTh 2000-2245

David Wills

Presentation of and practice in the concepts and commands required to configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol internetworks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 498E or CMIT 499D. (Formerly CAPP 498E)

On successful completion of this course the student will:

This course will serve as a starting point for those students interested in passing the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam (640-607) as well as those students who are interested in obtaining an understanding of network operations.
The University of Maryland does not guarantee that by completing this course the student will pass the exam, nor does it provide the exam to the student. The cost of the exam is not included in registration fees for the course. Registration for the exam can be done through the Internet at or

CCNA Official Exam Certification Library, 2nd Ed., for CCNA 640-801, Cisco Systems, Odom, 1-58720-169-0.


   Midterm Exam:       25%
   Final Exam:         30%
   Lab exercises/Homeworks:    30%
   End of Chapter Exercises:   15%

The grade of 'A' means "outstanding", i.e. mastery of the material. The grade of 'B' means "good". The grade of 'C' means "satisfactory".
Grades are curved and related to the class average. "Significantly above" the class average are the A's, "above" (or sometimes even at) the class average are the B's, at or below the class average are the C's. Significantly below the class average are the D's and F's.
Usually, in the 90's is an A, 80's is a B, 70's is a C.

Finding out your grade in web tycho

PENALTIES: There are penalties for late work. All work must be submitted as specified.

INCOMPLETES: The grade of I is exceptional and given only to students whose completed course work has been qualitatively satisfactory but who have been unable to complete all course requirements because of illness or other extenuating circumstances beyond their control. The grade of I may be considered only for students who have completed at least fifty (50) percent of the total course work requirements and who have received a passing grade on all the course work which they have completed. the instructor retains the right to make the final decision on granting a student's request for an I, even though the student may meet the eligibility requirements for this grade.

POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GRADES: IAW with the University of Maryland, University Catalog, Asian Division, and the Student Handbook (current editions). These cover essential information such as attendance, grading, make-up work and plagiarism.

MISCELLANEOUS: * Students are expected to spend between two and three hours outside of class on course materials and preparation for every one hour spent in the classroom. e.g. a UMUCAD course meets for approximately 5 hours per week and you will be expected to spend between 10 and 15 hours additional time outside of class on course work for an average of 20 hours per week.

Session 1
Looking at router's configuration

Session 2
Basic router configuration

Session 3
OSI and TCP/IP overview
Routing lab

Session 4
Static routes

Session 5

Session 6
CIDR, VLSM, NAT, dynamic routing

Session 7
Midterm Exam

Session 8
Interconnecting Networks with TCP/IP

Session 9
Determining IP Routes

Session 10
Switches: STP, VLANs, trunking, VTP

Session 11
IP Access Control Lists

Session 12
Serial Point-to-Point

Session 13

Session 14
Frame Relay

Session 15
More routing

Session 16
Final Exam