Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v1.0

The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. After the course a learner should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.


Upon finishing this course, you will be able to:
Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components, and the OSI reference model

  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
  • Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used, with a focus on RF wireless access
  • Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP/IP
  • Describe the function of WANs, the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT, and RIP routing
  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbors on the network and manage the router startup and configuration


The ICND1 course is of utmost importance for all individuals new to networking.


This course is intended for individuals new to networking concepts and terminology, and/or individuals preparing for CCENT certification.

Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic computer literacy

  • Basic Microsoft Windows navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic e-mail usage skills

Course Outline

Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

  • Ethernet LANs
    • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
    • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Operating Cisco IOS Software
    • Starting a Switch
    • Understanding Switch Security
    • Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
    • Troubleshooting Switch Issues

    Wireless LANs
    • Exploring Wireless Networking
    • Understanding WLAN Security
    • Implementing a WLAN

    LAN Connections
    • Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Understanding Binary Basics
    • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
    • Starting a Cisco Router
    • Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Understanding Cisco Router Security
    • Using Cisco SDM
    • Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
    • Accessing Remote Devices

    WAN Connections
    • Understanding WAN Technologies
    • Enabling the Internet Connection
    • Enabling Static Routing
    • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
    • Enabling RIP

    Network Environment Management
    • Discovering Neighbors on the Network
    • Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration
    • Managing Cisco Devices
    The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 course is offered as 5-day course with hands-on exercises.