Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 v3.0

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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices,Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 is a five-day, instructor-led trainingcourse that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats.

This course can be followed by the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) v2.0 course, which covers topics in more depth and teacheslearners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

Intended Audience

​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.

At Completion

​After completing this course, students 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


​To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:

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

Exams & Certifications

Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching


Course Outline

Module 1: Building a Simple Network

Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking

  • What Is a Network?

  • Physical Components of a Network
  • Interpreting a Network Diagram
  • Impact of User Applications on the Network
  • Characteristics of a Network
  • Physical vs. Logical Topologies


Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model

  • Introducing Host-to-Host Communications
  • OSI Reference Model
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
  • Peer-to-Peer Communications


Lesson 3: Introducing LANs

  • Local Area Networks
  • LAN Components
  • Need for Switches


Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software

  • Cisco IOS Software Features and Functions
  • Cisco IOS CLI Functions
  • User EXEC Mode
  • Privileged EXEC Mode
  • Help Functions in the CLI
  • CLI Error Messages
  • Managing Cisco IOS Configurations
  • Improving the User Experience in the CLI


Lesson 5: Starting a Switch

  • Switch Installation
  • Connecting to a Console Port
  • Basic Switch Configuration


Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation

  • Ethernet LAN Connection Media
  • Ethernet Frame Structure
  • MAC Addresses
  • Switching Operation
  • Duplex Communication
  • Configuring Duplex and Speed Option


Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

  • Common Troubleshooting Tools
  • Media Issues
  • Troubleshooting Switch Media Issues
  • Port Issues
  • Troubleshooting Port Issues


Lesson 8: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer

  • Internet Protocol
  • IPv4 Address Representation
  • IPv4 Header Address Fields
  • Decimal and Binary Systems
  • Decimal-to-Binary Conversion
  • IP Address Classes Reserved IPv4 Addresses
  • Verifying the IPv4 Address of a Host VC Interactivity: The ipconfig command Summary


Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets

  • Subnets
  • Subnet Masks
  • Octet Values of a Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateways
  • Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
  • Applying Subnet Masks
  • Determining the Network Addressing Scheme
  • Variable-Length Subnet Mask
  • VLSM Example


Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer

  • TCP/IP Transport Layer Functions
  • Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport
  • TCP vs. UDP Analogy
  • UDP Characteristics
  • TCP Characteristics
  • TCP/IP Application


Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing

  • Role of a Router
  • Router Characteristics
  • Router Functions
  • Path Determination
  • Routing Table
  • Types of Routes
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols


Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router

  • Initial Router Startup
  • Initial Router Setup
  • Configuring Router Interfaces
  • Configuring the Cisco Router IP Address
  • Verifying Interface Configuration and Status
  • Exploring Connected Devices
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Discovering Neighbors Using Cisco Discovery Protocol


Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

  • Layer 2 Addressing
  • Layer 3 Addressing
  • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
  • Role of a Switch in Packet Delivery


Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing

  • Routing Operations
  • Static and Dynamic Routing Comparison
  • When to Use Static Routing
  • Static Route Configuration
  • Default Routes
  • Static Route Configuration Verification


Lesson 8: Managing Traffic Using ACLs

  • Using ACLs
  • ACL Operation
  • ACL Wildcard Masking
  • Wildcard Bit Mask Abbreviations
  • Types of ACLs
  • Testing an IP Packet Against a Numbered Standard Access List
  • Basic Configuration of Numbered Standard IPv4 ACLs


Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity

  • The Demarcation Point
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Options for Configuring a Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Configuring a Static Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Configuring a DHCP Client
  • Public vs. Private IPv4 Addresses
  • Introducing NAT
  • Types of Addresses in NAT
  • Types of NAT
  • Understanding Static NAT
  • Configuring Static NAT
  • Verifying Static NAT Configuration
  • Understanding Dynamic NAT
  • Configuring Dynamic NAT
  • Verifying Dynamic NAT Configuration
  • Understanding PAT
  • Configuring PAT
  • Verifying PAT Configuration
  • Troubleshooting NAT
  • Troubleshooting NAT Case Study


Lesson 10: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 3: Managing Network Device Security

Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access

  • Network Device Security Overview
  • Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
  • Securing Console Access
  • Securing Remote Access
  • Enabling Remote Access Connectivity
  • Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
  • External Authentication Options
  • Configuring the Login Banner


Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening

  • Securing Unused Ports
  • Port Security
  • Port Security Configuration
  • Port Security Verification
  • Disabling Unused Services
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Configuring NTP
  • Verifying NTP


Lesson 3: Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs

  • Using ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
  • ACL Operation
  • Applying ACLs to Interfaces
  • The Need for Extended ACLs
  • Configuring Numbered, Extended IPv4 ACLs
  • Configuring Named ACLs
  • ACL Configuration Guidelines
  • Monitoring ACLs
  • Troubleshooting Common ACL Errors


Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check


Module 4: Building a Medium-Sized Network

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  • Issues in a Poorly Designed Network
  • VLAN Introduction
  • Trunking with 802.1Q
  • Creating a VLAN
  • Assigning a Port to a VLAN
  • Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk
  • VLAN Design Considerations
  • Physical Redundancy in a LAN


Lesson 2: Routing Between VLANs

  • Purpose of Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Options for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Configuring a Router with a Trunk Link


Lesson 3: Using a Cisco Network Device as a DHCP Server

  • Need for a DHCP Server
  • Understanding DHCP
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Monitoring DHCP Server Functions
  • DHCP Relay Agent


Lesson 4: Introducing WAN Technologies

  • Introducing WANs
  • WANs vs. LANs
  • Role of Routers in WANs
  • WAN Communication Link Options
  • Point-to-Point Connectivity
  • Configuring a Point-to-Point Link Summary


Lesson 5: Introducing Dynamic Routing Protocols

  • Purpose of Dynamic Routing Protocols
  • Interior and Exterior Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols
  • Understanding Link-State Routing Protocols


Lesson 6: Implementing OSPF

  • Introducing OSPF
  • OSPF Adjacencies
  • SPF Algorithm
  • Router ID
  • Configuring Single-Area OSPF
  • Verifying OSPF Configuration Summary


Lesson 7: Module Summary

Module Self-Check


Module 5: Introducing IPv6

Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6

  • IPv4 Addressing Exhaustion Workarounds
  • IPv6 Features
  • IPv6 Addresses
  • IPv6 Unicast Addresses
  • IPv6 Addresses Allocation
  • Basic IPv6 Connectivity Summary


Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6

  • IPv6 Header Changes and Benefits
  • ICMPv6
  • Neighbor Discovery
  • Stateless Autoconfiguration


Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Routing

  • Routing for IPv6
  • Static Routing
  • OSPFv3


Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module Self-Check



  • Lab 1-1: Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Troubleshooting Switch Media Issues
  • Lab 2-1: Performing Initial Router Setup and Configuration
  • Lab 2-2: Connecting to the Internet
  • Lab 3-1: Enhancing the Security of the Initial Configuration
  • Lab 3-2: Device Hardening
  • Lab 3-3: Filtering Traffic with ACLs
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring Expanded Switched Networks
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring DHCP Server
  • Lab 4-3: Implementing OSPF
  • Lab 5-1: Configure and Verify Basic IPv6
  • Lab 5-2: Configure and Verify Stateless Autoconfiguration
  • Lab 5-3: Configure and Verify IPv6 Routing
  • Lab S-1: ICND1 Superlab



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