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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1

This course provides the foundational understanding of network Layers 1–3 that are applicable to core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies. Several topics have been added in the latest version, including understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls,…

This course provides the foundational understanding of network Layers 1–3 that are applicable to core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies. Several topics have been added in the latest version, including understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security. All configuration commands are introduced through examples and supported with lab exercises.

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) course is design to be a follow up to this course in the path to obtain your CCNA Route/Switch certification.

Follow-On Courses

This course will enable you to:

  • Prepare for the entry-level CCENT certification, which is the foundation for Cisco associate-level certifications and beyond
  • Obtain the foundational understanding of network layers 1-3 that are applicable to core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies
  • Develop basic routing and switching networking skills to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco networks for increased effectiveness and optimal performance within SMB settings
  • Understand the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points
  • Support Cisco network deployments and maintain these services in an on-going operational network

1. Building a Simple Network

  • Functions of Networking
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Introducing LANs
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Ethernet and Switch Operation
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues

2. Establishing Internet Connectivity

  • TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • IP Addressing and Subnets
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Functions of Routing
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Packet Delivery Process
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Basics of ACL
  • Enabling Internet Connectivity

3. Summary Challenge

  • Establish Internet Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity

4. Building a Medium-Sized Network

  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
  • Implementing RIPv2

5. Network Device Management and Security

  • Securing Administrative Access
  • Implementing Device Hardening
  • Configuring System Message Logging
  • Managing Cisco Devices
  • Licensing

6. Summary Challenge

  • Implementing a Medium-Sized Network
  • Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network

7. Introducing IPv6

  • Introducing Basic IPv6
  • IPv6 Operation
  • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes