ICND1 v3.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1

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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0 is a five-day, instructor-led training course or a self paced course that teaches learners how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, managing network devices, and identifying basic security threats. Optionally, this course can be followed by the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND1) v3.0 course, which covers topics in more depth and teaches learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing learners for Cisco CCNA certification.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
  • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note:Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link:Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

Please be aware that this digital version is designed for online use, not for printing. You can print up to 10 pages only in each guide within a course. Please note that every time you click the Print button in the book, this counts as one page printed, whether or not you click OK in the Print dialog.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge

Who Should Attend

  • Target Candidate:Individuals seeking the Cisco CCENT certification, or Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. The course is also appropriate for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the installation and support of enterprise branch office networks.
  • Key Job Tasks:
      Configure:Implement the identified solution by applying the planned implementation processes using Cisco IOS commands and applications in the correct order to the selected devices and portions of the network.
      Verify: Use the appropriate show and debug commands and applications to ensure that the solution was correctly implemented and is performing as desired.
  • Job roles:Entry Level Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Network Support Technician or Help Desk Technician.


Course Introduction
The Course Introduction provides learners with the course objectives and prerequisite learner skills and knowledge. The Course Introduction presents the course flow diagram and the icons that are used in the course illustrations and figures. This course component also describes the curriculum for this course, providing learners with the information that they need to make decisions regarding their specific learning path.

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

Module 1: Building a Simple Network
Objective: Describe network fundamentals and implement a simple LAN.
Lesson 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
Objective: Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
This lesson includes these topics:

  • What Is a Computer Network?
  • Physical Components of a Network
  • Characteristics of a Network
  • Physical vs. Logical Topologies
  • Interpreting a Network Diagram
  • Impact of User Applications on the Network
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Objective: Understand the model of host-to-host communication
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Introducing Host-to-Host Communications
  • OSI Reference Model
  • TCP/IP Protocol Suite
  • Peer-to-Peer Communications
  • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Introducing LANs
Objective: Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Local Area Networks
  • LAN Components
  • Need for Switches
  • Switches
  • Challenge

Lesson 4: Operating Cisco IOS Software
Objective: Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Cisco IOS Software Features and Functions
  • Cisco IOS CLI Functions
  • Cisco IOS Software Modes
  • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
      Objective: This is the first lab lesson in the course and it will help you to get familiar with Cisco CLI.
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Navigate Between EXEC Modes
      Task 2: Explore CLI Help
      Task 3: Manage Cisco IOS Configuration
      Task 4: Improve User Experience in CLI
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Starting a Switch
Objective: Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Switch Installation
  • Switch LED Indicators
  • Connecting to a Console Port
  • Basic Show Commands and Information
  • Discovery 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
      Objective: Configure switch from command line and verify the configuration.
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Configure a Switch from the Command Line
      Task 2: Verify the Switch Initial Startup Status
  • Challenge
      Challenge 1: Implementing the Initial Switch Configuration
      Objective: Perform basic switch configuration based on the challenge scenario.
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Evaluation Lab Procedure
  • Command List

Lesson 6: Understanding Ethernet and Switch Operation
Objective: Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Ethernet LAN Connection Media
  • Ethernet Frame Structure
  • MAC Addresses
  • Frame Switching
  • Discovery 3: Observe How a Switch Operates
      Objective: Describe how switches operate and build CAM table
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Observe How a Switch Operates
  • Duplex Communication
  • Challenge

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
Objective: Identify and resolve common switched network issues
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Troubleshooting Methods
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Media Issues
  • Troubleshooting Common Switch Port Issues
  • General Troubleshooting Process
  • Discovery 4: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
      Objective: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Troubleshoot Port Issues
  • Challenge

Module 2: Establishing Internet Connectivity
Objective: Establish Internet connectivity
Lesson 1: Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
Objective: Describe IPv4 and its addressing scheme
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Internet Protocol
  • IPv4 Address Representation
  • IPv4 Header Address Fields
  • Decimal and Binary Systems
  • Decimal-to-Binary Conversion
  • IP Address Classes
  • Reserved IPv4 Addresses
  • Private vs. Public IP Addresses
  • Domain Name System
  • Verifying the IPv4 Address of a Host
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding IP Addressing and Subnets
Objective: Describe subnets, subnetting, and the role of subnet masks
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Subnets
  • Subnet Masks
  • Implementing Subnetting: Borrowing Bits
  • Implementing Subnetting: Determining the Addressing Scheme
  • Benefits of VLSM and Implementing VLSM
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Objective: Describe the TCP/IP transport layer
This lesson includes these topics:

  • TCP/IP Transport Layer Functions
  • Reliable vs. Best-Effort Transport
  • TCP vs. UDP Analogy
  • TCP Characteristics
  • UDP Characteristics
  • TCP/IP Applications
  • Discovery 5: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
      Objective: List the common applications that are provided by TCP/IP
      Job Aid
      Task 1: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
  • Challenge

Lesson 4: Exploring the Functions of Routing
Objective: Define the role, components and function of a Router
Understand how a Routing Table conveys information
Understand how a Router chooses a path or route
Understand how Dynamic Routing protocols calculate and communicate routing information
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Role of a Router
  • Router Components
  • Router Function
  • Routing Table
  • Dynamic Routing Protocol
  • Path Determination
  • Route Selection
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Configuring a Cisco Router
Objective: Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Initial Router Setup
  • Configuring Router Interfaces
  • IP Addresses on Router Interfaces
  • Checking Interface Configuration and Status
  • Discovery 6: Start with Cisco Router Configuration
  • Exploring Connected Devices
  • Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Discovery 7: Configure Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Configuring LLDP
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 6: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Objective: Understand host-to-host communications across switches and routers
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Address Resolution Protocol
  • Default Gateways
  • Discovery 8: Configure Default Gateway
  • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
  • Role of a Switch in Packet Delivery
  • Discovery 9: Exploration of Packet Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting Common Problems Associated with IP Addressing
  • Challenge

Lesson 7: Enabling Static Routing
Objective: Describe the operation, benefits, and limitations of static routing
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Routing Operation
  • Static and Dynamic Routing Comparison
  • When to Use Static Routing
  • Static Route Configuration
  • Default Routes
  • Verifying the Static Route Configuration
  • Verifying the Default Route Configuration
  • Discovery 10: Configure and Verify Static Routes
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 8: Learning the Basics of ACL
Objective: Describe the operation of ACLs and their applications in the network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • ACL Overview
  • ACL Operation
  • ACL Wildcard Masking
  • Wildcard Bit Mask Abbreviations
  • Types of ACLs
  • Testing an IP Packet Against a Numbered Standard Access List
  • Configuring Standard IPv4 ACLs
  • Discovery 11: Configure and Verify ACLs
  • Using ACLs to Filter Network Traffic
  • Applying ACLs to Interfaces
  • Configuring Named ACLs
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 9: Enabling Internet Connectivity
Objective: Configure Internet access using DHCP clients, NAT, and PAT on Cisco routers
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Demarcation Point
  • Provider-Assigned IP Addresses
  • Public vs. Private IPv4 Addresses
  • Discovery 12: Configure a Provider-Assigned IP Address
  • Introducing NAT
  • Types of Addresses in NAT
  • Types of NAT
  • Understanding Static NAT
  • Configuring and Verifying Static NAT
  • Discovery 13: Configure Static NAT
  • Understanding Dynamic NAT
  • Configuring and Verifying Dynamic NAT
  • Understanding PAT
  • Configuring and Verifying PAT
  • Discovery 14: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
  • Troubleshooting NAT
  • Discovery 15: Troubleshoot NAT
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Module 3: Summary Challenge
Objective: Configure and troubleshoot topics learn in Module 1 and Module 2.
Lesson 1: Establish Internet Connectivity
Objective: Establish internet connectivity.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity
Objective: Troubleshoot internet connectivity.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge

Module 4: Building a Medium-Sized Network
Objective: Expand a small network to a medium-sized network with routing enabled.
Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Objective: Implement and verify VLANs and trunking
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Enterprise Network Design
  • VLAN Introduction
  • Creating a VLAN
  • Assigning a Port to a VLAN
  • Trunking with 802.1Q
  • Configuring an 802.1Q Trunk
  • Discovery 16: Configure VLAN and Trunk
  • VLAN Design Consideration
  • Physical Redundancy in a LAN
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 2: Routing Between VLANs
Objective: Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Purpose of Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Options for Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Discovery 17: Configure a Router on a Stick
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 3: Using a Cisco IOS Network Device as a DHCP Server
Objective: Configure a Cisco IOS DHCPv4 server on a Cisco router and switch
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Need for a DHCP Server
  • Understanding DHCP
  • Configuring a DHCP Server
  • Discovery 18: Configure a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Understanding DNS
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 4: Implementing RIPv2
Objective: Describe the operation and configuration of RIPv2.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Overview of Routing Protocols
  • Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols
  • Understanding RIPv2
  • Configure RIPv2
  • Verify RIPv2
  • Discovery 20: Configure and Verify RIPv2
  • Discovery 21: Troubleshoot RIPv2
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Module 5: Network Device Management and Security
Objective: Configure, manage and monitor Cisco devices.
Lesson 1: Securing Administrative Access
Objective: Implement a basic security configuration
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Network Device Security Overview
  • Securing Access to Privileged EXEC Mode
  • Securing Console Access
  • Securing Remote Access
  • Discovery 22: Enhance Security of Initial Configuration
  • Limiting Remote Access with ACLs
  • Configuring the Login Banner
  • Discovery 23: Limit Remote Access Connectivity
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 2: Implementing Device Hardening
Objective: Implement basic steps to harden network devices
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Securing Unused Ports
  • Port Security
  • Configuring Port Security
  • Verifying Port Security
  • Discovery 24: Configure and Verify Port Security
  • Disabling Unused Services
  • Network Time Protocol
  • Configuring NTP
  • Verifying NTP
  • Discovery 25: Configure and Verify NTP
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 3: Configuring System Message Logging
Objective: Configure System Message Logging
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Syslog Overview
  • Syslog Message Format
  • Syslog Configuration
  • Discovery 26: Configure Syslog
  • Challenge
  • Command List

Lesson 4: Managing Cisco Devices
Objective: Describe the management of Cisco devices
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Router Internal Components
  • ROM Functions
  • Stages of the Router Power-On Boot Sequence
  • Configuration Register
  • Locating Cisco IOS Image Files
  • Loading Cisco IOS Image Files
  • Loading Cisco IOS Configuration Files
  • Cisco IOS Integrated File System and Devices
  • Managing Cisco IOS Images
  • Deciphering Cisco IOS Image Filenames
  • Managing Device Configuration Files
  • Password Recovery
  • Challenge

Lesson 5: Licensing
Objective: Understand licensing under Cisco IOS 15.
In this lesson we can use an EAI to demonstrate license installation and verification.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Licensing Overview
  • Licensing Verification
  • Permanent License Installation
  • Evaluation License Installation
  • Backing Up the License
  • Uninstalling the License
  • Cisco Smart Software Manager
  • Challenge

Module 6: Summary Challenge
Objective: Configure and troubleshoot a medium sized network.
Lesson 1: Implementing a Medium-Sized Network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting a Medium-Sized Network
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Challenge

Module 7: Introducing IPv6
Objective: Describe IPv6 basics
Lesson 1: Introducing Basic IPv6
Objective: Describe IPv6 main features, addresses.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • IPv4 Addressing Exhaustion Workarounds
  • IPv6 Features
  • IPv6 Addresses
  • IPv6 Address Scopes and Prefixes
  • IPv6 Address Allocation
  • Challenge

Lesson 2: Understanding IPv6 Operation
Objective: Describe IPv6 operations and basic IPv6 configuration.
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 Headers
  • Internet Control Message Protocol Version 6
  • Neighbor Discovery
  • Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
  • Discovery 27: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
  • Challenge

Lesson 3: Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
Objective: Identify routing protocols for IPv6
This lesson includes these topics:

  • Routing for IPv6
  • Configuring IPv6 Static Routes
  • Discovery 28: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
  • Challenge
  • Command List