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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1)

CCENT Certification // Part 1 of CCNA

ICND1 training for Cisco-Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) is the first course Cisco recommends that any engineer should take.

ICND1 training lays the foundation for understanding network technologies. This course starts by identifying the foundational building blocks and builds upon them, training the student in best practices for designing and building an enterprise network.

The exam for the course – ICND1 – provides the successful candidate with a CCENT certification, which is a pre-requisite for many of the CCNA/Associate-level certifications. For example CCNA Routing & Switching requires exam passes in ICND1 and ICND2. CCNA Security requires exam passes in ICND1 and IINS. CCNA Wireless requires exam passes in ICND1 and WiFUND. As can be seen, ICND1/CCENT is a very useful certification because it leads to many different tracks.

This 5-day course prepares students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) Training for CCENT Certification

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


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

Exam Required for CCENT Certification

Cisco 100-105 ICND1
Proctored exam: 90 minutes (45-55 questions)
Exam proctor: PearsonVUE

ICND1 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
  • 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