In this comprehensive five-day course, you'll develop a practical understanding of the operation of modern TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware.
- Course Outline
In this comprehensive five-day course, you'll develop a practical
understanding of the operation of modern TCP/IP networks built with
Cisco hardware. As you learn the commands and techniques used to
troubleshoot host connections and configure Cisco switches and routers,
you'll also practice backing up and restoring configuration files and
managing network equipment.
Why Global Knowledge?
Our sophisticated ICND1 lab environment guarantees that you and your lab partner will have a full set of equipment, including two 2611XM Multiservice Routers running 12.4(5b) Advanced IP Services and a 2950 Catalyst Switch running 12.1(22) IOS CRYPTO Services, for your use during class. No other training provider in North America provides you with a dual router set up like ours.
To ensure the most real-world experience possible during your time in class, each pod is connected to a dedicated core router set up to act as a Frame Relay switch, making each pod completely independent. Every router has multiple serial interfaces, which can be configured for HDLC, PPP, or Frame Relay, and a Fast Ethernet interface to support different combinations of forwarding paths.
The switch is interconnected to the core through multiple interfaces and to the pod routers so you can practice configuring and testing the switch as needed for the exam.
What You'll Learn
- How networks function
- Network components and their functions
- The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model
- Binary, decimal, and hexadecimal numbering
- Switching theory and operations
- Host-to-Host packet delivery process through a switch and through a router
- TCP/IP network addressing and routing
- IP subnetting
- Providing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and remote access services
- How Wireless LANs (WLANs) work, including the latest IEEE 802.11n standard
- Introduction to Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS)
- Configuration of Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco Routers
- Using your router as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and/or client and to provide PortAddress Translation (PAT) functionality
- Network discovery and management using Cisco Discovery Protocol
- (CDP), Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), Telnet, secure shell (SSH), and Trivial FTP (TFTP)
If you are new to IT, need a good understanding of networking for management or sales responsibilities, or are starting along the path towards CCENT or CCNA certification, this is the right course for you.
1. Building a Simple Network
- Functions of Networking
- Securing the Network
- Host-to-Host Communication Model
- TCP/IP's Internet Layer
- TCP/IP's Transport Layer
- Packet Delivery Process (between Hosts)
- Understanding Ethernet
- Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
- Challenges of Shared LANs
- Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
- Packet Delivery Process (through a Switch)
- Operating Cisco IOS Software
- Starting a Cisco Switch
- Switch Security
- Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
- Troubleshooting Switch Issues
- Exploring Wireless Networking (including IEEE 802.11n)
- WLAN Security
- Implementing a WLAN
- Voice over IP (VoIP) Requirements
- Functions of Routing
- Binary Basics
- Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
- Starting a Cisco Router
- Configuring a Cisco Router
- Packet Delivery Process (through a Router)
- Cisco Router Security
- Using Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM)
- Using a Router as a DHCP Server
- Accessing Remote Devices
- WAN Technologies
- Enabling the Internet Connection
- Enabling Static Routing
- Configuring Serial Encapsulation
- Enabling Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
- Discovering Neighbors on the Network
- Managing Router Startup and Configuration
- Managing Cisco Devices
Lab 1: Initial PC Setup with DHCP and Host-Based Tools
Use Windows applications and commands to investigate the IP configuration of your PC and the local network.
Lab 2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
Use packet sniffer software to observe the TCP initial Three-Way Handshake.
Lab 3: Testing Connectivity in an IP Network
Use PC Tools, such as ping, traceroute, and ipconfig, to gather network-related information.
Lab 4: Enhanced - Initial Wiring (Optional)
Examine the connectivity of your pod equipment that will be used for the router and switch lab practice exercises.
Lab 5: Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
Connect to your workgroup switch and complete the initial configuration.
Lab 6: Enhancing Security of the Switch Configuration
Increase the security of the initial switch configuration.
Lab 7: Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
Practice and demonstrate the use of the Command Line Interface (CLI) features.
Lab 8: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal (Exercise)
Test your ability to convert numbers from binary to decimal and decimal to binary.
Lab 9: Classifying IP Addresses (Exercise)
Classify IP addresses and convert IP addresses from decimal to binary format and/or binary to decimal format.
Lab 10: Computing Subnets and Hosts (Exercise)
Calculate the number of bits that are required in the mask for a given number of subnets, and calculate the number of host addresses that are available on each subnet.
Lab 11: Calculating Subnet Masks (Exercise)
Based on specific criteria provided, determine the subnet mask used, the binary and decimal format of the mask, the subnet address, the range of host addresses, and the directed broadcast address.
Lab 12: Enhanced - Router Startup and Initial Configuration
Connect to your routers and complete the initial configuration. Add commands to improve the usability of the CLI.
Lab 13: Enhancing the Security of the Router and Switch Configuration
Increase the security of the initial router configuration and add port security to the switch configuration.
Lab 14: Using Security Device Manager (SDM) to Configure DHCP Server Functions
Use the Cisco SDM to configure DHCP server functionality on one of your workgroup routers.
Lab 15: Managing Remote Access Sessions
Utilize Telnet and SSH to create connections to your workgroup devices.
Lab 16: Enhanced - Using SDM to Configure DHCP Client and PAT
Use the Cisco SDM to configure DHCP client, DHCP server, and Port Address Translation (PAT) functionality on your workgroup routers.
Lab 17: Enhanced - Configuring HDLC, PPP, and a Static Route
Configure the serial interface on your router to use HDLC and PPP encapsulation, and configure a static route.
Lab 18: Enhanced - Enabling Frame Relay and RIPv2
Configure your routers to connect to each other and to the core router via a serial interface using Frame Relay, and configure the RIPv2 protocol between the routers.
Lab 19: Using CDP
Obtain information about your directly connected Cisco device using CDP and disable CDP from running on interfaces connected to the core router.
Lab 20: Managing Router Startup Operations
Make changes to control the router startup behavior, such as configuring boot commands and changing configuration register settings.
Lab 21: Managing Cisco Devices
Practice using the IOS copy and debug commands.
Lab 22: Enhanced - Troubleshooting Switch and Router Configurations
Using all the skills that you have learned, assume the management of an incorrectly configured network. You will need to discover and correct errors and then verify that the new configuration is functioning as expected
- Prerequisites & Certificates
- An understanding of networking concepts, as found in our Understanding Networking Fundamentals course, will help you get the most from this course. - Understanding Networking Fundamentals
31 Cisco Learning Credits
- Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.
Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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