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ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 1

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0 course provides you with the knowledge and skills that are needed how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. The course focuses on the functions of networking, knowledge of Cisco routers and switches, establishing internet connectivity, managing ACLs, configuring device security, implementing VLANs and trunks, configuring static routing and RIPv2, and becoming familiar with IPv6. You will also learn how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification. 

Several topics have been added including; understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security. 

New Exam: 100-105 
Old exam (v2.0) EOL: 100-101 - Aug 20,2016 

All configuration commands are introduced through examples and supported with lab exercises. A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module. 


Learning Objectives

Who should attend 

Target candidates: Individuals seeking the Cisco CCENT certification, or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The course is also appropriate for support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of LAN networks. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage network device security
  • Expand small to medium sized networks with WAN connectivity
  • Describe IPv6 basics


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows: 

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge

Course Content

Module 1: Building a Simple Network 
Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking 
Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model 
Lesson 3: Introducing LANs 
Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software 
Lesson 5: Starting a Switch 
Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation 
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues 

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity 
Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer 
Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets 
Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer 
Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing 
Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router 
Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process 
Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing 
Lesson 8: Learning the Basics of ACL 
Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity 

Module 3: Summary Challenge
Establish Internet Connectivity 
Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity 

Module 4: Building a Medium-Sized Network 
Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks 
Lesson 2: Routing Between VLANs 
Lesson 3: Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
Lesson 4: Implementing RIPv2 

Module 5: Network Device Management and Security 
Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access 
Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening 
Lesson 3: Configuring System Message Logging 
Lesson 4: Managing Cisco Devices 
Lesson 5: Licensing 

Module 6: Summary Challenge 
Lesson 1: Implementing a Medium-Sized Network 
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network 

Module 7: Introducing IPv6 
Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6 
Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6 Operation 
Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Static Routing

Exams & Certification

Leads to Cisco exam 100-101 ICND1 (not included in course price).

New Exam: 100-105 
Old exam (v2.0) EOL: 100-101 - Aug 20,2016 

You need to book and pay for this exam separately on the Pearson Vue examinations website.

This course is also part of the following Certifications: 

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA)

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