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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1)

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.

 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs
  • Establish Internet connectivity
  • Manage and secure network devices
  • Expand small to medium sized networks
  • Describe IPv6 basics

Target Audience

  • Network Specialists
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Support Engineers
  • Cisco Channel Partners

 

Course Prerequisites

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Basic PC Operating System Navigation Skills
  • Basic Internet Usage Skills
  • Basic IP Address Knowledge

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

This course will students with the knowledge and skills needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise network. It will ensure that students understand and are ready to deploy the latest shifts in technologies and solutions as follows: • understanding of Quality of Service (QoS) elements and their applicability • how virtualized and cloud services will interact and impact enterprise networks • an overview of network programmability and the related controller types and tools that are available to support software defined network architectures A full suite of labs have been developed using the virtual IOS environment with flexible topologies that reinforce concepts with hands-on, guided discovery and challenge labs that align to each lesson module. Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches supporting VLANs, trunking, switch stacking, chassis aggregation and spanning tree protocols
  • Troubleshoot IP connectivity
  • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Define characteristics, functions and components of a WAN
  • Describe SNMP, Syslog, and manage Cisco device configurations, IOS images and licenses
  • Understand QoS, virtualization and cloud services, and network programmability related to WAN, access and core segments.
Prerequisites

Before taking the ICND2 course, learners should be familiar with:

  • Understanding network fundamentals
  • Implementing local area networks
  • Implementing Internet connectivity
  • Managing network devices
  • Securing network devices
  • Implementing basic IPv6 connectivity

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)

This training validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. With a CCNA Security certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

The course focuses on security principles and technologies, using Cisco security products to provide hands-on examples. Using instructor-led discussions, extensive hands-on lab exercises, and supplemental materials, this course allows learners to understand common security concepts, and deploy basic security techniques utilizing a variety of popular security appliances within a “real-life” network infrastructure. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Describe common network security concepts
  • Secure routing and switching infrastructure
  • Deploy basic authentication, authorization and accounting services
  • Deploy basic firewalling services