(ICND) Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices - Part 1

Course Objectives

  • 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

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC Operating System navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge

Pricing and Schedule

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Course Outline

Module 1: Build a Simple Network

  • Examples of networks
  • Common network components by function
  • Characteristics of a network
  • Compare and contrast logical and physical topologies
  • Interpret network diagrams
  • User applications on the network
  • Identify the requirements of a host-to-host communication model
  • The OSI reference model
  • Functions and purposes of the TCP/IP layers
  • Peer-to-peer communication
  • Encapsulation and de-encapsulation
  • Components of a LAN
    • Switches
  • Characteristics and features of switches
  • Cisco IOS Software
  • Functions and usage of the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Switch installation and configuration
  • Ethernet LAN connection media
  • Ethernet frame fields
  • Duplex communication
  • Troubleshooting switch issues

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity

  • Characteristics of IP
  • IPv4 components and addresses
  • DNS functions
  • Subnets and subnet mask
  • Subnetting
  • Role and implementation of VLSM
  • Purpose and functions of the TCP/IP transport layer
  • Transport
  • TCP vs. UDP analogy
  • Role, components, and functions of a router
  • Router configuration
  • Network discovery protocol
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Default gateway
  • Packet delivery
  • Static and dynamic routing
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Standard IPv4 ACLs
    • Configure and verify ACLs
  • Demarcation point
  • DHCP and static addresses
  • NAT and PAT configuration and verification

Module 3: Build a Medium-Sized Network

  • VLANs and trunking implementation
  • Inter-VLAN routing configuration and application
  • IOS DHCPv4 server configuration
  • Routing protocols
  • RIPv2 features and configuration

Module 4: Managing and Securing Network Devices

  • Unused ports security
  • Port security configuration
  • Configure and verify NTP
  • Syslog messages and configuration
  • ROM functions
  • Router boot sequence
  • IOS image files
  • IOS file systems
  • Licenses

Module 5: Introducing IPv6

  • IPv4 issues
  • IPv6 features and addresses
  • IPv6 operation and configuration

Labs:

  • Get Started with Cisco CLI
  • Performing Basic Switch Configuration
  • Implementing the Initial Switch Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Switch Media and Port Issues
  • Inspecting TCP/IP Applications
  • Configuring Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Implementing the Initial Router Configuration
  • Configuring Default Gateway
  • Explore Packet Forwarding
  • Configuring and Verifying Static Routes
  • Implementing Static Routing
  • Configuring and Verifying ACLs
  • Implementing Basic Numbered and Named ACLs
  • Configuring a Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Configuring Static NAT
  • Configuring Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Troubleshooting NAT
  • Implementing PAT
  • Configuring VLANs and Trunk
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunk
  • Configuring a Router on a Stick
  • Implementing Multiple VLANs and Basic Routing Between the VLANs
  • Configuring a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Troubleshooting DHCP Issues
  • Implementing a DHCP Server in on a Cisco IOS Device
  • Configuring and Verifying RIPv2
  • Troubleshooting RIPv2
  • Implementing RIPv2
  • Enhancing the Security of the Initial Configuration
  • Limiting Remote Access Connectivity
  • Securing Device Administrative Access
  • Configuring and Verifying Port Security
  • Configuring and Verifying NTP
  • Implementing Device Hardening
  • Configuring Syslog
  • Configuring System Message Logging
  • Configuring Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
  • Implementing IPv6 Static Routing

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