This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network following Cisco Academy recommendations. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer of that model. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, Virtual Trunking Protocol, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. The different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network are presented, as are introductory wireless LAN implementation. Dedicated labs allow students to analyze real world data without affecting production networks. Emphasis is given to the use of decision making and problem solving techniques. Prerequisite: NET 101. In addition, NET 102 is strongly suggested.