CNIT 202E- Routing Protocols and Concepts
Tuesday - Thursday Section, Fall 2009


Sam Bowne          Email:      Web:
                             Twitter: @sambowne

Sufyaan Mateen   Email:    Web:


TR 5-6 pm Cloud 218, and by appointment


Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm.

Text & Materials

The course content will be available online. The purchase of the textbook accompanying this new curriculum and the lab manual is optional   CCSF will provide any additional handouts, access to software, tools and materials that are needed for the class.

If you don't purchase the lab manual, you will need to print out some lab pages from a lab manual that will be made available online in PDF format.   You fill this out as we do the labs.   (See the Schedule for a list of which labs we will do.)

Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
ISBN: 1587132060 / ISBN 13: 9781587132063 (2008)
Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide
ISBN: 1587132044 / ISBN 13: 9781587132049 (2008)


Lec-2, conf-1 -PREREQUISITE: CNIT 201 or equivalent

This course introduces the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and principles of routing and routing protocols. Analysis, configuration, verification, and troubleshooting of the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF.

This is the second course of the Cisco Networking Academy series preparing for the CCNA Certification



There are 11 chapters that students will be expected to read outside of class.  Class meetings will be a combination of lectures, discussion, small group exercises and some hands-on practice to solidify and deepen the course material
Cisco provides a website for students in its Networking Academy.   This website delivers the lessons and assessments that we will use in this class.   It also contains the lab manual in PDF form that you will print and use for your assignments.   The Cisco lessons, lab manual, and module assessments are available from the Academy website at:   You should already have an account to that website--if you don't, speak to the instructor on the first day of class to arrange one.  (We also have an on-campus mirror for just the lessons.    Its URL  ishttp://  It is available only when you are on campus.)  

Final Exam

The final exam will cover all material for the semester. It will consist of the Cisco on-line assessment and a skill-based component.  See class calendar for dates.


Your grade will be based on participation & success in written & hands-on projects as shown in a Lab Manual and Notes, Online Module Assessments, and success Online and Practical Final Exams.  

Labs & Activities Manual/Notes/Participation


On-line Chapter assessments


On-line Final Assessment


Skills-based Final Exams




Attendance & Other Policies

Attendance:  Your attendance & participation in the class is important to us but we will not take attendance each class.  Your basic participation is measured by coming to class & doing your labs and tests.  There will be one or more chapter assessments scheduled each week.   Any student who falls behind two or more weeks without prior arrangement may be dropped by the instructor.   However, under normal circumstances, we do NOT usually drop students from the class rolls. It is the student’s responsibility to file the paperwork needed to drop or withdraw from this class. 

The CCSF Computer Policy Guidelines apply.   Basically, be respectful in your communication with others and of the computers and special equipment you will have access to.   In general, if a situation arises where you are uncertain about the ethics involved, talk to us.

Online assessments.   The chapter assessments are given online.  Due to copyright issues, it is not allowed to copy the Cisco online assessments in any form.  The assessments will provide feedback on the areas where you need improvement.   You get up to 3 tries at each chapter assessment.  The minimum score to aim for is 80%.   The online Final Assessment is given in class.  You also need to complete an online feedback form to be able to graduate to the next class.

CCSF Software Policy:  Software in use in the lab and on line or printed resource materials are copyrighted with all rights reserved except when explicitly described as public domain. Under copyright laws, these items may not be copied, photocopied, reproduced or reduced to any electronic medium, in whole or in part. Any violation or attempt to violate copyright laws may result in disciplinary action.

Add/Drop Deadlines:  This is a short-term class.  The add/drop deadlines are different than for full semester classes.  Last day to add is 10/22/09.  Last day to drop with a W is 12/3/09.

Grading Notes:

1.         Students are expected to earn a minimum of 80% on each chapter assessment, and 70% on the comprehensive Online Final Assessment..

2.         Chapter assessments may be taken up to 3 times.  Your last attempt is your score. Online Final: two attempts.

3.         The Skills-based Final Exams are Pass/Fail only.

4.         Lab Manuals will be reviewed about 1/2 through the class and again at the end.