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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices 1 (ICND1)

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5 Days

Due to the pace and duration of this course, ideal candidates operate in medium to large computing environment:

  • They have a minimum of one-year experience working in a LAN/WAN environment
  • They have passed the Network+ course and certification exam and/or possess this knowledge

Participants in this course will learn 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 goal of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and operate a small- to medium-sized network. Participants of this accelerated course are provided knowledge and skills to install and configure Cisco IOS routers and switches in a multi-router network that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing protocols. The CCNA is considered to be the most universally rewarding certification produced in the IT industry. Individuals who possess a CCNA usually carry job titles such as Network Engineer or Network Architect. This class will utilize Dynamips which a software simulator.

Course Materials consist of a CCNA participant manual and the following materials:

  • The Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching textbook and CCNA Virtual Lab e-trainer

Cisco e-trainer simulator software will be utilized with several routers and switches

Exam Preparation
Completion, review and discussion of examination question examples.

Domains of Exam
Planning and Design, Implementing and Operation, Technology, and Troubleshooting

Within the four domains, Cisco will ask questions dealing with Internetworking, Ethernet networking and data encapsulation, TCP/IP, subnetting, VLSMs, Summarization, and troubleshooting TCP/IP. You will also be testing on the Cisco IOS, managing a Cisco Internetwork, Managing Cisco Devices, IP routing with static, default, and dynamic routing protocols (RIP), Layer 2 switching, and VLANs, and Inter-VLAN routing. Additionally, the exam will concentrate on complex questions involving TCP/IP protocol and its implementation in a network, Security, ACL’s, and NAT. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are covered on this exam.

Criteria for Certification
Cisco does not publish the pass score for this exam, but the community commonly accepts that the passing score is 825 out of 1000. The exam contains between 52 and 65 questions that include multiple choice, drag and drop, and simulation style questions in varying numbers.

This course is designed for all IT personnel who meet the prerequisites.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Configure Cisco IOS routers and switches to support a specified list of protocols and technologies
  • Identify each of the seven layers of the OSI reference model
  • Determine in which situation a hub, Ethernet switch, or router would be used
  • Overview of Ethernet Networks and CSMA/CD, Half-Duplex and Full-Duplex Ethernet, and MAC Addressing
  • Understand the TCP/IP and the DoD Model, Describe classes of IP addresses, and understand IP Addressing
  • Understand subnetting basics and How to Create Subnets and Subnet Masks for Class A, B, and C IP addresses
  • Understand Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
  • Utilize the Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure Hostnames, Banners, Descriptions, and Passwords
  • Configure router interfaces and verifying and saving your configuration
  • Understanding the IP routing process, Create and verify static route and default routing
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIP routing
  • Managing Configuration Register, back up and restoring the Cisco IOS and startup and running configuration
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot IP standard, IP extended, and named access lists
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot NAT (Static, Dynamic, and Overloading NAT)
  • Describe Layer-2 switching and Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Cisco IOS Switches
  • Understand VLAN Basics and VLAN Memberships (Static and Dynamic)
  • Identifying VLANs, Frame Tagging and Inter-Switch Link (ISL)Protocol
  • Describe Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP) and Routing between VLANS
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs
Module 1: Internetworking
Internetworking Basics and Internetworking Models: The Layered Approach and advantages of Reference Models
OSI Reference Model: Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data Link, and Physical Layers

Module 2: Ethernet Networking
Ethernet Networks in Review: Collision Domain and Broadcast Domain, CSMA/CD, Half and Full-Duplex Ethernet
Ethernet Cabling: Straight-Through Cable, Crossover Cable, Rollover Cable, and Fiber Optic
The Cisco Three-Layer Hierarchical Model: Core Layer, Distribution Layer, and Access Layer

Module 3: Introduction to TCP/IP
Introducing TCP/IP: A Brief History of TCP/IP
TCP/IP and the DoD Model: Process/Application Layer, Transport Layer, and Internet Layer Protocols
IP Addressing: IP Terminology and the Hierarchical IP Addressing Scheme and Private IP Addresses (RFC 1918)
IPv4 Address Types: Layer 2 Broadcasts and Layer 3 Broadcasts and Unicast Address and Multicast Address

Module 4: Subnetting
Subnetting Basics: How to Create Subnets and Subnet Masks
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) and IP Subnet-Zero
Subnetting Class A, B, and C Addresses

Module 5: VLSMs, Summarization, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP
Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSMs): VLSM Design and Implementing VLSM Networks, and Summarization
Troubleshooting IP Addressing and Determining IP Address Problems

Module 6: Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS)
The IOS User Interface: Cisco IOS, Connecting to a Cisco IOS Device, and Bringing Up a Router
Entering the Command Line Interface (CLI), Router Modes, CLI Prompts, and Editing and Help Features
Administrative Configurations: Hostnames, Banners, Setting Passwords, Encrypting Passwords, and Descriptions
Router and Switch Interfaces: Bringing Up an Interface and viewing, Saving, Erasing, and Verifying Configurations

Module 7: Managing a Cisco Internetwork
The Internal Components of a Cisco Router and Switch: Router and Switch Boot Sequence
Backing Up, Restoring, and Erasing the Cisco Configuration
Configuring DHCP, DHCP Relay and Verifying DHCP on Cisco IOS
Exploring Connected Devices Using CDP and LLDP:
View CDP Timers and Holdtime Information, Gathering Neighbor Information, and Document a Network Topology
Telnet into Multiple Devices Simultaneously, Check Telnet Connections and Telnet Users and Close Telnet Sessions
Resolving Hostnames: Building a Host Table and Using DNS to Resolve Names
Checking Network Connectivity and Troubleshooting: Use the ping, traceroute, debugging, and show commands

Module 8: Managing Cisco Devices
Managing the Configuration Register
Understand the Configuration Register Bits and Check the Current Configuration Register Value
Boot System Commands and Recovering Passwords
Backing Up and Restoring the Cisco IOS: Verifying Flash Memory
Backing Up the Cisco IOS and Restoring or Upgrading the Cisco Router IOS
Understand Licensing and Right-To-Use Licenses (Evaluation Licenses), Back Up and Uninstall the License

Module 9: IP Routing
Routing Basics and the IP Routing Process
Configuring IP Routing: Static Routing and Default Routing
Dynamic Routing: Routing Protocol Basics, configuring RIP Routing, and holding Down RIP Propagations

Module 10: Layer 2 Switching
Switching Services and Three Switch Functions at Layer 2
Understand Port Security
Configuring Catalyst Switches, Catalyst Switch Configuration, and Verifying Cisco Catalyst Switches

Module 11: VLANs and Inter-VLAN Routing
VLAN Basics: Broadcast Control, Security, Flexibility and Scalability
Identifying VLANs: Frame Tagging and VLAN Identification Methods
Routing between VLANs and Configuring VLANs
Assigning Switch Ports to VLANs, Configuring Trunk Ports, and Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

Module 12: Security
Perimeter, Firewall, and Internal Routers
Introduction to Access Lists: Mitigating Security Issues with ACLs and Wildcard Masking
Standard Access Lists: Standard Access List Example and Controlling VTY (Telnet/SSH) Access
Extended Access Lists: Extended Access List Examples
Named ACLs, Remarks, and Monitoring Access Lists

Module 13: Network Address Translation (NAT)
Types of Network Address Translation and NAT Names
How NAT Works: Static NAT Configuration, Dynamic NAT Configuration, and PAT (Overloading) Configuration
Simple Verification of NAT and Testing and Troubleshooting NAT

Module 14: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
Understand Why we Need IPv6 and the Benefits and Uses of IPv6
IPv6 Addressing and Expressions: Shortened Expression, Address Types, and Special Addresses
IPv6 in a network: Manual Address Assignment, Stateless Autoconfiguration (eui-64) and DHCPv6 (Stateful)
IPv6 Routing Protocols: Static Routing with IPv6, Configure IPv6 and Routing on Our Internetwork
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