RAE472 Digital Switching Systems

Code RAE472
Name Digital Switching Systems
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Electronics and Telecommunications
Academic staff Oļģerts Belmanis, Andris Virtmanis
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation This course is partly based on CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide. .
Introduction to OSI system Layer 2 and multilayer switch operation. Basic VLAN concepts. End-to-end VLAN. VLAN channel. Ethernet application in campus network. Inter VLAN communication through Layer 3 routing. Switch port aggregation with EtherChannel. Spanning tree protocol. Multilayer switching with CEF. Voice VLAN. Catalyst and ASR switches. Enterprise network, Ethernet carrier environment. Switching in optical networks. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
At the end of course students should be able to: - describe Layer 2/3 switching operation; - explain VLAN concepts and advantages in enterprise network, voice traffic forwarding over VLAN; - explain advantages of Campus network with Ethernet carrier application, ; - understand Spanning tree topology; - explain Cisco Express Forwarding, packet handling on switching fabrics. The course is partly based on CCNP SWITCH Official Certification Guide therefore successful students are able to continue detailed learning for Cisco certification.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Are able to explain Layer2/3 switching process. Understand Ethernet switching advantages. Virtual area network. Concepts and facility. Switch based VLAN. End-to-end Ethernet over VLAN trunk. - - Test, presentation at the seminar.
Are able to explain Spanning tree architecture, topology and configuration. Loop avoidance. STP topology protecting. - - Test, presentation at the seminar.
Understand and are able to explain multilayer switching with Cisco Express Forwarding. Inter VLAN routing. Cisco Catalyst and ASR switches architecture. Voice traffic switching. - - Test, presentation at the seminar.
Are able to explain Enterprise Campus network advantages. Campus network architecture, Ethernet carrier, Ethernet frame forwarding over Campus network. - - Test, presentation at the seminar.
Are able to explain different performance routers and switching fabric architecture. Packet handling and forwarding. - - Test, presentation at the seminar.
Final exam to summarize tests and presentations. - Exam
Course prerequisites Understanding basics of digital switching, Ethernet technology, computer architecture, digital devices operation and basics of teletraffic theory

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