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CCENT - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

 

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CCENT 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
 

 

CCENT Course Syllabus PDF Available

 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1, Volume 1:

 

Course Introduction
Overview
Course Goal and Objectives
Course Flow
Additional References
Your Training Curriculum

Building a Simple Networkk
Overview
Module Objectives

 

Exploring the Functions of Networking
Overview
Objectives
What is a Network?
Common Physical Components of a Network
Interpreting a Network Diagram
Impact of User Applications on the Network
Characteristics of a Network
Logical vs. Physical Topologies
Summary

 

Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Overview
Objectives
Understanding Host-to-Host Communications
OSI Reference Model
Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
Peer-to-Peer Communication
TCP/IP Suite
Summary

 

LAN Connections
Local Area Networks
LAN Components
Need for Switches
Switches
Summary

 

Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Overview
Objectives
Internet Protocol
IPv4 Address Representation
IPv4 Header Address Fields
Decimal and Binary Systems
Decimal-to-Binary Conversion
IP Address Classes
Reserved IPv4 Addresses
Verifying the IPv4 Address of a Host
Domain Name System
Summary

 

Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
Subnets
Subnet Masks
Octet Values of a Subnet Mask
Default Gateways
Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
Applying Subnet Masks
Determining the Network Addressing Scheme
Example: Addressing Scheme
Variable-Length Subnet Mask
VLSM Example
Summary

 

Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Transport Layer Functions
Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport
TCP vs. UDP Analogy
UDP Characteristics
TCP Characteristics
Summary

 

Exploring the Functions of Routing
Overview
Objectives
Role of a Router
Router Characteristics
Router Functions
Path Determination
Routing Table
Types of Routes
Dynamic Routing Protocols
Summary


 

Configuring a Cisco Router
Initial Router Startup
Initial Router Setup
Configuring Router Interfaces
Configuring the Cisco Router IP Address
Verifying Interface Configuration and Status
Exploring Connected Devices
Cisco Discovery Protocol
Discovering Neighbors Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
Summary

 

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Layer 2 Addressing
Layer 3 Addressing
Address Resolution Protocol
Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Role of a Switch in Packet Delivery
Summary

 

Enabling Static Routing
Routing Operations
Static and Dynamic Routing Comparision
When to Use Static Routing
Static Route Configuration
Default Routes
Static Route Configuration Verification
Summary

 

Managing Traffic Using ACLs
Using ACLs
ACL Operation
ACL Wildcard Masking
Wildcard Bit Mask Abbreviations
Types of ACLs
Testing an IP Packet Against a Numbered Standard Access List
Basic Configuration of Numbered Standards iPv4 ACLs
Summary

 

Enabling Internet Connectivity
The Demarcation Point
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Options for Configuring a Provider-Assigned IP Address
Configuring a Static Provider-Assigned IP Address
Configuring a DHCP Client
Public vs. Private IPv4 Addresses
Introducing NAT
Types of Addresses in NAT
Types of NAT
Understanding Static NAT
Configuring Static NAT
Verifying Static NAT Configuration
Understanding Dynamic NAT
Configuring Dynamic NAT
Verifying Dynamic NAT Configuration
Understanding PAT
Configuring PAT
Verifying PAT Configuration
Troubleshooting NAT
Troubleshooting NAT Case Study
Summary

 

Securing Administrative Access
Network Device Security Overview
Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
Securing Console Access
Securing Remote Access
Enabling Remote Access Connectivity
Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
External Authentication Options
Configuring the Login Banner
Summary
 

 

Implementing Device Hardening
Securing Unused Ports
Port Security
Port Security Configuration
Port Security Verification
Disabling Unused Services
Network Time Protocol
Configuring NTP
Verifying NTP
Summary
 


Implementing Traffic Filtering with ACLs
Using ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
ACL Operation
Applying ACLs to Interfaces
The Need for Extended ACLs
Configuring Numbered, Extended IPv4 ACLs
Configuring Named ACLs
ACL Configuration Guidelines
Monitoring ACLs
Troubleshooting Common ACL Errors
Summary

 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1, Volume 2:

 

Troubleshooting VLAN Connectivity
VLAN Overview
Creating VLANs
Trunk Operation
Configuring Trunks
Dynamic Trunking Protocol
VLAN Troubleshooting
Trunk Troubleshooting
Summary

 

Building Redundant Switched Topologies
Issues in Redundant Topologies
Spanning-Tree Operation
Types of Spanning-Tree Protocols
Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
Modifying the Bridge ID
Analyzing the STP Topology
Spanning-Tree Failure Consequences
PortFast and BPDU Guard
Summary
 

Improving Redundant Switched Topologies with EtherChannel
The Need for EtherChannel
Advantages of EtherChannel
EtherChannel Protocols
Configuring EtherChannel
Verifying EtherChannel
Summary
  

Understanding Layer 3 Redundancy
The Need for Default Gateway Redundancy

Summary
    

Configuring a Cisco Router
Overview
Objectives
Cisco Router Configuration Modes
Configuring a Cisco Router from the CLI
Configuring Cisco Router Interfaces
Configuring the Cisco Router IP Address
Verifying the Interface Configuration
Summary
  

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Overview
Objectives
Layer 2 Addressing
Layer 3 Addressing
Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Using the show ip arp Command
Using Common Cisco IOS Tools
Summary

     

Understanding Cisco Router Security
Overview
Objectives
Physical and Environmental Threats
Configuring Password Security
Configuring the Login Banner
Telnet and SSH Access
Summary

 

Using Cisco SDM
Overview
Objectives
Cisco SDM Overview
Cisco SDM User Interface
Configuring Your Router to Support Cisco SDM
Start Cisco SDM
The More Link
Configuration Overview
Cisco SDM Wizards
Summary

 

Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
Overview
Objectives
Understanding DHCP
DHCPDISCOVER
DHCPOFFER
DHCPREQUEST
DHCPPACK
Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
Using a Cisco SDM to Enable the DHCP Server Function
Monitoring DHCP Server Functions
Summary

 

Accessing Remote Devices
Overview
Objectives
Establishing a Telnet or SSH Connection
Telnet
Secure Shell
Suspending and Resuming a Telnet Session
Closing a Telnet Session
Alternate Connectivity Tests
Summary
Module Summary
Module Self-Check
Module Self-Check Answer Key

 

WAN Connections
Overview
Module Objectives

 

Understanding WAN Technologies
Overview
Objectives
What is a WAN?
Why Are WANs Necessary?
How is a WAN Different from a LAN?
WAN Access and the OSI Reference Model
WAN Devices
WAN Cabling
Role of Routers in WANs
WAN Data-Link Protocols
Metro Ethernet
WAN Communication Link Options
Private WAN Connection Options
Public WAN Connection Options
Last Mile and Long Range WAN Technologies
Summary

 

Enabling the Internet Connection
Overview
Objectives
Packet-Switched Communication Links
Digital Subscriber Line
DSL Types and Standards
DSL Considerations
Cable
Global Internet: The Largest WAN
Obtaining an Interface Address from a DHCP Server
Introducing NAT and PAT
Differences Between NAT and NAT Overload
Translating Inside Source Addresses
Example: Translating Inside Source Addresses
Example: Overloading an Inside Global Address
Configuring the DHCP Client and PAT
Verifying the DHCP Client Configuration
Verifying the NAT and PAT Configuration
Summary

 

Enabling Static Routing
Overview
Objectives
Routing Overview
Static and Dynamic Route Comparison
When to Use Static Routes
Static Route Configuration
Example: Static Routes
Example: Configuring Static Routes
Default Route Forwarding Configuration
Static Route Configuration Verification
Example: Verifying the Static Route Configuration
Summary

 

Configuring Serial Encapsulation
Overview
Objectives
Circuit-Switched Communication Links
Public Switched Telephone Network
Point-to-Point Communication Links
Bandwidth         
Point-to-Point Communication Considerations
High-Level Data Link Control Protocol
Verifying Serial HDLC Encapsulation
Example: Verifying HDLC Encapsulation Configuration
Point-to-Point Protocol
PPP Layered Architecture
Example: PPP Configuration
Serial PPP Encapsulation Configuration Verification
Summary

 

Enabling RIP
Overview
Objectives
Dynamic Routing Protocol Overview
Features of Dynamic Routing Protocols
Example: Administrative Distance
Classless vs. Classful Routing
Distance Vector Route Selection
Example: Distance Vector Routing Protocols
Example: Sources of Information and Discovering Routes
RIP Features
RIPv1 and RIPv2 Comparison
Dynamic Routing Configuration Tasks
RIP Configuration
Example: RIP Configuration
RIP Configuration Verification
Example: Verifying the RIP Configuration
RIP Configuration Troubleshooting
Example: Debug ip rip Command
Summary
Module Summary
Module Self-Check
Module Self-Check Answer Key

 

Network Environment Management
Overview
Module Objectives

 

Discovering Neighbors on the Network
Overview
Objectives
Creating a Network Map of the Environment
Cisco Discovery Protocol
Information Obtained with Cisco Discovery Protocol
Link Layer Discovery Protocol
Implementation of Cisco Discovery Protocol
Using the show cdp neighbors Command
Monitoring and Maintaining Cisco Discovery Protocol
Summary

 

Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration
Overview
Objectives
Internal Router Components
Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence
How a Device Locates and Loads Cisco IOS Image and Configuration Files
Configuration Register
Summary

 

Managing Cisco Devices
Overview
Objectives
Cisco IOS File System and Devices
Managing Cisco IOS Images
Cisco IOS copy Command
Managing Device Configuration Files
Using show and debug Commands on Cisco Devices
Summary
Module Summary
Module Self-Check
Module Self-Check Answer Key

 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices

 

Lab Guide                                                                 

 

Overview
This guide presents instructions and other information concerning the lab activities for this      course.  You can find the solutions in the Lab Activity Answer Key.

Outline
This guide includes these activities:

  • Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools
  • Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
  • Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information
  • Lab 2-1: Connecting to Remote Lab Equipment
  • Lab 2-2: Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
  • Lab 2-3: Enhancing the Security of Initial Switch Configuration
  • Lab 2-4: Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
  • Lab 4-1: Converting Decimal to Binary, and Binary to Decimal
  • Lab 4-2: Classifying Network Addressing
  • Lab 4-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
  • Lab 4-4: Calculating Subnet Masks
  • Lab 4-5: Performing Initial Router Startup
  • Lab 4-6: Performing Initial Router Configuration
  • Lab 4-7: Enhancing the Security of Initial Router configuration
  • Lab 4-8: Using Cisco SDM to Configure DHCP Server Function
  • Lab 4-9: Managing Remote Access Sessions
  • Lab 5-1: Connecting to the Internet
  • Lab 5-2: Connecting to the Main Office
  • Lab 5-3: Enabling Dynamic Routing to the Main Office
  • Lab 6-1: Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Lab 6-2: Managing and Router Startup Options
  • Lab 6-3: Managing Cisco Devices
  • Lab 6-4: Confirming the Reconfiguration of the Branch Network
  • Answer Key              

 




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