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Cisco Aspire Learning Objectives

Last updated February 28, 2011
Students who play the Cisco Aspire game will be challenged to apply and practice the business and financial
skills introduced in the case studies within a fun, simulated networking environment. Students will gain skills
enabling them to complete the following tasks:

Select a business strategy based on
personal objectives
Choose products and services to offer to
customers such as maintenance
contracts and reconditioned equipment
Define target market and choose
different types of advertising media
Select an Internet service provider based
on requirements
Make budgeting decisions based on
social criteria (charitable contributions,
offering free services, etc.)
Take advantage of opportunities and
bonus contracts
Start a business
Adjust to changing business conditions
and react to customer demands
Manage business resources such as
inventory and cash flow

Learning Objectives

Identify application layer protocols that enable
specific user applications (DNS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP)
Cable an Ethernet network consisting of a Linksys
device, PCs, hubs, and printers
Assign IP addresses in a classed network
environment with no subnets
Add wireless capabilities to a Linksys network
Secure a wireless network using a Linksys device
and Windows clients
Troubleshoot wireless client configuration errors and
basic wireless security
Troubleshoot default gateway settings
Troubleshoot classed network subnet mask settings
Identify collision and broadcast domains
Troubleshoot network client configurations
Select correct switch or router based on
Add options to a switch or router (interface cards)
Connect Cisco switches and routers in a single
router, multiple network configuration
Configure RIPv2 between subnets
Troubleshoot Ethernet, wireless, and serial
connectivity in a single router LAN
Troubleshoot subnet mask errors in fixed-length
Subnet a network using fixed-length subnets to meet
addressing requirements
Troubleshoot Layer 2 problems in a point-to-point
serial leased line connection

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