Course Syllabus

Note: This course code has changed from CIT 241 to CYBER 340. You may occasionally see references to the old course code or title.


This course uses the TestOut Routing and Switching Pro courseware to prepare students to use Cisco routing and switching devices as an IT professional and gain the knowledge necessary to pass network industry certifications, specifically the TestOut Routing and Switching Pro Certification and Cisco CCNA Certification Exams.  While these certification exams are not required by the course, they are beneficial to have on your résumé. 

Some of the topics covered in the course are:  IP routing implementation, routing protocol configuration, access control list configuration, router configuration, Cisco IOS Software management, routing protocol configuration, wireless configuration, wide area network (WAN) implementation, switch setup and configuration, VLAN configuration, spanning tree configuration,  interVLAN routing, and network management.  

Course Outcomes

  1. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot Routing Technologies (OSPF, EIGRP over IPv4 and IPv6)
  2. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot Wireless Networks  (Wireless concepts, standards, configuration, design, security, troubleshooting)
  3. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot WAN Technologies (Wan Types, Leased Line WAN Links, Network Address Translation)
  4. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot LAN Switching Technologies (VLANs, Trunking, Spanning Tree, InterVLAN routing, EtherChannel)
  5. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot Access Control Lists (Standard and Extended ACLs, IPv6 ACLs)
  6. Understand, configure, verify, and troubleshoot Network Management Technologies (NTP, QoS, Cloud Resources, VPN, Default Gateway Redundancy)
  7. Understand and document Network Design concepts in a Network Design Paper

Learning Model Architecture

This course follows a weekly cycle of Prepare, Teach One Another, and Ponder and Prove activities.


You will prepare by setting goals and scheduling your time wisely. This will help you to complete assignments, stay on task, and perform valuable work in the future. You will have little predefined structure and will be responsible for thinking ahead and establishing your own productive schedule.

Teach One Another

You will have the opportunity to work with other students during exploration activities and student study groups.

Ponder and Prove

You will demonstrate your work each week by completing exploration activities, quizzes, and exams.


CYBER 240 Networking

Required Materials

You will be using the TestOut Routing and Switching Pro courseware in this class.  If you recently completed the CYBER 240, you will already be familiar with TestOut Routing and Switching Pro, as that class uses the same course material.  In this class, we will be covering Chapters 7 -  13 of the TestOut Routing and Switching Pro material.

The required TestOut Routing and Switching Pro courseware is low cost Auto Access software.   You will access the software using the link provided in the modules of this course.  

You will be automatically charged, in your student account, for the software on the first day of the semester. If you completed the CYBER 240 class less than 6 months ago, your subscription from that class should still work and you will not be charged again.

If you do not want to use the software you cannot complete the course. If you drop the course, you will be refunded within 24 hours. The last day to receive a refund for Auto Access software is the W-drop date which occurs in week 4 of the semester. Learn about Auto Access and learn how to opt out: BYU-I Auto Access. (Links to an external site.) There is an option to opt-out of Auto Access materials on your Book List (Links to an external site.).


Exploration Activities

Assigned topics are given for each activity. Students must explain what they have learned by conducting independent research, synthesizing ideas from several sources, and posting their thoughts in their own words.


The quizzes are closed book. Do not use any notes, textbook, the Internet, or any other outside resource. This is on your honor. These usually cover the chapters covered that week but do assume an understanding of previous materials. Quizzes are timed and can only be taken once.


The exams are closed book. Do not use any notes, textbook, the Internet, or any other outside resource. This is on your honor. These are comprehensive tests that cover everything studied up to that point. Exams are timed and can only be taken once.

Grading Policies

Your overall grade will be calculated according to the following scale:

Grading Policies
Letter Grade Percentage Range
A   93 -100%
A-  90 - 92%
B+ 87 - 89%
B   83 - 86%
B-  80 - 82%
C+ 77 - 79%
C   73 - 76%
C-  70 - 72%
D+ 67 - 69%
D 63 - 66%
D- 60 - 62%
F 59% and below


Exploration Activities 15%
Quizzes 25%
Exams 35%
Network Design Paper 10%
Final 15%

Late Work Policy

Assignments are due on the specified due dates. No late work will be accepted. All assignments must be submitted electronically using the I-Learn website in the method explained with each assignment. 


If any technical difficulties arise throughout the course, contact the Online Support Center or the Help Desk before contacting the instructor.

Online Support Center

Phone: (208) 496-1411 Email: Website: Online Support Center Text Messaging: (855) 808-7102 Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 7 PM MT Skype: onlinesupportcenterbyui Live Chat: Available on the Online Support Center website.

Help Desk

Phone: (208) 496-1411 Email: Website: Help Desk Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 AM to 9 PM; Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Disability Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Disability Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.

Course Summary:

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