Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND 1)

Introduction

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to implement and support a small switched and routed network. For the purpose of this course, a small network is defined as 1 to 20 hosts connected to a single switch, with the switch running a single VLAN (VLAN1). The switch is also connected to a router providing a routed link (Routing Information Protocol [RIP] and default) to a simulated Internet and corporate office.

ICND1 works from the bottom up, providing knowledge and skills as they are needed. The course starts with an introduction to networks. It then introduces host-to-host communications using TCP/IP. Next, Layer 2 devices (switches) are introduced into the network. Next, Layer 3 devices (routers) are introduced into the network. The introduction of Layer 3 devices leads to the use of WANs and routing to connect the site to the Internet and corporate sites. Finally, device management skills (Cisco Discovery Protocol, TFTP, and so on) are introduced.

As each set of knowledge and skills is introduced, a set of labs is provided to allow the learner to reinforce these skills. A capstone lab is provided as a final learning exercise. This lab presents the learners with a preconfigured network that matches the topology that they have used in the previous labs. A series of configuration errors are introduced in the lab configuration. The goal for the learners is to identify and correct these issues.

Duration Vendor Audience

5 Days hands-on training Cisco Network Professionals, Graduates, Technicians, Career/Job/Seekers

Any person willing to start a brilliant Career in the networking World.

Level Technology Category

Associate Routing & Switching Borderless Networking / CCENT / CCNA

Delivery Method Training Credits / Vouchers

Instructor-led (Classroom) Cisco Learning Credits Accepted

Course Content

1. Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Learner Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

2. Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

3. Ethernet LANs

  • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Understanding Switch Security
  • Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
  • Troubleshooting Switch Issues

4. Wireless LANs

  • Exploring Wireless Networking
  • Understanding WLAN Security
  • Implementing a WLAN
  • VoIP Requirements

5. LAN Connections

  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Understanding Binary Basics
  • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
  • Starting a Cisco Router
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Cisco Router Security
  • Using Cisco SDM
  • Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Accessing Remote Devices

6. WAN Connections

  • Understanding WAN Technologies
  • Enabling the Internet Connection
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
  • Enabling RIP

7. Network Environment Management

  • Discovering Neighbours on the Network
  • Managing Cisco Router Start-up and Configuration
  • Managing Cisco

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic e-mail usage skills

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model.
  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues.
  • Describes the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access.
  • Describes the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP / IP.
  • Describe the function of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing.
  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbours on the network and manage router start-up and configuration.

Target Audience

This course is intended primarily for:

  • Individuals interested in entering a career in network technologies.
  • Individuals seeking to achieve the Cisco CCNA certification

Associated Certifications & Exam

A CCENT certification opens the doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. A CCENT is your first step toward CCNA certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. The exam includes topics on networking fundamentals; connecting to a WAN; basic security and wireless concepts; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; configuring RIPv2, static and default routing; implementing NAT and DHCP; and configuring simple networks.