Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1(ICND1)

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1(ICND1) is the first half of the CCNA Certification or stands alone as the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification. CCNA certification is usually required to hold titles such as Network Analyst or Network Administrator in the mainstream job market. ICND1 training is followed by ICND2 training Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2. ICND1 training teaches a networking professional to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. This training teaches the fundamentals of connecting to a WAN and basic security as well as wireless concepts. ICND1 includes cross platform routing and switching fundamentals not necessarily centric to Cisco. ICND1 uses the TCP/IP and OSI models for IP addressing, WAN technologies as well as operating and configuring IOS devices.

ICND1 is the common acronym for Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1. The credential of Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) is often placed after a networking professional's name on a business card or resume to indicate they have passed the ICND1 Exam.

To Obtain CCENT Certification

Prerequisite knowledge of networking fundamentals

* Ability to Interpret network diagrams and describe the impact of applications
* Determine two hosts paths across a network
* Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
* Know how to differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

Small switched network implementation and diagnostics

1. Know different media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
2. Understand and explain technology and media access control method for Ethernet technologies
3. Understand basic traffic management concepts and network segmentation
4. Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching concepts
5. Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
6. Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities
7. Implement and verify basic security for a switch (port security, deactivate ports)
8. Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, autonegotiation, and switch hardware failures

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements for a small branch office

1. Describe the need and role of addressing in a network " Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network
2. Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers, and networking devices in a LAN environment
3. Explain the basic uses and operation of NAT in a small network connecting to one ISP
4. Describe and verify DNS operation
5. Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
6. Enable NAT for a small network with a single ISP and connection using SDM and verify operation using CLI and ping
7. Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM)
8. Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
9. Identify and correct IP addressing issues

Implement a small routed network

1. Know routing concepts such as packet forwarding and router lookup process
2. Describe the operation of Cisco routers including: router bootup process, POST, router components
3. Know appropriate media, cables, port and connector selections to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
4. RIPv2
5. Router CLI to set basic parameters
6. Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
7. Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
8. Implement basic network security such and password delivery and authentication
10. Basic Utilities Knowledge: ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH, arp, ipconfig
11. SHOW & DEBUG commands

Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN

1. Know wireless media standards, IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC
2. Identify and describe the value of SSID, BSS, ESS
3. Wireless network basic parameters to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
4. Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)

Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats

1. Why implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
2. Know methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
3. Common security appliances and applications functions
4. Security best practices including initial steps to secure network devices

Implement and verify WAN links

1. WAN Connection methodology
2. WAN serial connection configuration


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