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ICND Course Description

Introductory course in Routing and Switching

This very popular 5 day hands-on introductory course on the installation and configuration of Cisco routers and LAN switches should be taken by anyone relatively new to Cisco equipment. Cisco recommends that all CCNA candidates take the ICND course.

Course Content
The Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND 1.0) course presents the concepts, commands, and practice required to configure Cisco switches and routers in multi-protocol internetworks. Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, exercises, and laboratory projects, students are given information sufficient to identify and recommend the best Cisco solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. Students perform all basic configuration procedures to build a multi-router, multi-group internetwork that uses LAN and WAN interfaces with the most commonly used routing and routed protocols. ICND 1.0 provides the installation, configuration, and troubleshooting information that technical support people require to install and configure Cisco products.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Determine in which situations a hub, Ethernet switch, or router would be more appropriately used.
  • Use Cisco software to identify IP addresses, protocols, and connectivity status in a network containing multiple interconnected Cisco devices.
  • Interconnect Cisco switches and routers according to a given network design specification.
  • Configure Cisco switches and routers to support a specified list of protocols and technologies.
  • Configure access lists to control access to network devices or segments and general network traffic.
  • Verify that Cisco switches and routers, as well as their configured network services and protocols, operate as intended within a given network specification.

    Who Should Attend

  • Personnel within Cisco customers or channel resellers who are new to Cisco products or relatively new to the internetworking industry
  • Network technicians who are beginning to work with Cisco products and services
  • Network administrators responsible for implementing and managing small and medium size business networks
  • Network support staff who will perform a help desk role in a medium or enterprise-sized company that has an internal network support escalation staff
  • Network support staff who will act as network device installers and first-line support in a small business environment
  • CCNA candidates
  • CCNP candidates

    To attend this course, the prospective student must have basic knowledge of data networking equivalent to the material found in Cisco's Internetworking Technology Multimedia CD-ROM (ITM). Generally the student should have a basic understanding of networking concepts and an exposure to IP or IPX networking. Experience working within a networked environment is recommended. Specific prerequisites include a basic understanding of the following:

  • Commonly used networking terminology and topologies
  • Fundamental network device roles (for example, hub, bridge, router, switch)
  • Internetworking Fundamentals
    LAN Protocols
    WAN Technologies
    Bridging and Switching
    Routed Protocols
    Routing Protocols
    Network Management
  • Binary and hexadecimal numbering (a plus, but not required)
  • The OSI internetworking model, including the functions of:
    Applications and upper layers
    Physical and data link layers
    The network layer with path determination
  • Accessing the Internet or an intranet
  • Using Windows 95/NT to run multiple applications

    Course Outline

    Getting Started with Cisco Networks
    Introduces students to the Cisco IOS user interface, various hardware interfaces and associated issues of cabling and physical connectivity.

    Course Introduction
    Selecting Cisco Network Devices
    Assembling and Cabling Cisco Network Devices
    Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
    Managing Your Network Environment

    Interconnecting Cisco Switches
    Discusses switch fundamentals in a networked environment

    Catalyst Switch Operations
    Extending Switch Functionality

    Interconnecting Cisco Routers
    Focuses on routed and routing protocols supported by Cisco IOS software

    Configuring IP Addressing
    Adding Basic IP Routing Protocols
    Basic IP Traffic Management with Access Lists
    Configuring Novell IPX

    Extending the Network to WANs
    Instructs the student on methods of connecting to wide area-networks.

    Establishing Serial Point-to-Point Connections
    Completing an ISDN BRI Call
    Establishing a Frame Relay PVC Connection

    Other information
    Switch Management Tools
    700 Series Access Routers

    The fee for this 5 day course is $2,295 which includes all course materials, instruction/lab assistance and breakfast each day of the class.

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