Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices - part 1 (v2.0)

This course will provide the skills and knowledge required to install, operate, configure and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN and identifying basic security threats.

After attending this course a delegate should be capable of configuring, implementing and troubleshooting a small branch network, under supervision. 

Who’s it for?

This entry level course and is ideal for those new to networking and commencing their Cisco certification. It is intended for network engineers and administrators who will install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office network. 

Key objectives

After attending this course a delegate will be able to:

  • explain 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.


Attendees should have basic Windows navigation and keyboard literacy skills, the ability to use the internet and a basic knowledge of IP addressing. 

What's covered?

Building a simple network

  • Exploring the functions of networking
  • Understanding the host-to-host communications model
  • Introducing LANs
  • Operating Cisco IOS software
  • Starting a switch
  • Understanding Ethernet and switch operation
  • Troubleshooting common switch media issues

Establishing Internet Connectivity

  • Understanding the TCP/IP internet layer
  • Understanding IP addressing and subnets
  • Understanding the TCP/IP transport layer
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Configuring a Cisco router
  • Exploring the packet delivery process
  • Enabling static routing
  • Managing traffic using ACLs
  • Enabling internet connectivity

Managing network device security

  • Securing administrative access
  • Implementing device hardening
  • Implementing traffic filtering with ACLs

Building a medium-sized network

  • Implementing VLANs and trunks
  • Routing between VLANs
  • Using a Cisco network device as a DHCP server
  • Introducing WAN technologies
  • Introducing dynamic routing protocols
  • Implementing OSPF

Introducing IPv6

  • Introducing basic IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 routing


  • Lab 1-1: Performing switch startup and initial configuration
  • Lab 1-2: Troubleshooting switch media issues
  • Lab 2-1: Performing initial router setup and configuration
  • Lab 2-2: Connecting to the internet
  • Lab 3-1: Enhancing the security of the initial configuration
  • Lab 3-2: Device hardening
  • Lab 3-3: Filtering traffic with ACLs
  • Lab 4-1: Configuring expanded switched networks
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring DHCP server
  • Lab 4-3: Implementing OSPF
  • Lab 5-1: Configure and verify basic IPv6
  • Lab 5-2: Configure and verify stateless autoconfiguration
  • Lab 5-3: Configure and verify IPv6 routing
  • Lab S-1: ICND1 superlab


This course will prepare delegates for the certification examination for:

  • 100-101 - ICND1: Introduction to Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (and award of Cisco Certified Network Technician or CCENT) or 
  • 200-120 - CCNA, a composite exam consisting of both ICND1 & ICND2 (and award of CCNA Routing and Switching). 

Next step

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