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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 v3.0

Course Description


This course provides the foundational understanding of network Layers 1–3 that are applicable to core routing and switching plus other advanced technologies. Several topics have been added in the latest version, including understanding the interactions and network functions of firewalls, wireless controllers and access points, along with additional focus on IPv6 and basic network security. All configuration commands are introduced through examples and supported with lab exercises. This Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.  


  • Individuals seeking to achieve the Cisco v3.0 CCENT certification and Cisco v3.0 Routing and Switching certification
  • The course is also appropriate for support technicians involved in the basic installation, operation, and verification of LAN networks
  • Cisco Channel partners


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

Key topics

Course Introduction
  • Overview
  • Learner Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and objectives
  • Course flow
Module 1: 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
Module 2: 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
  • Learning the basics of ACL
  • Enabling Internet Connectivity
Module 3: Summary Challenge
  • Establish internet connectivity
  • Troubleshoot internet connectivity
Module 4: Building a Medium-Sized Network
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Routing Between VLANs
  • Using a Cisco Network Device as a DHCP Server
  • Implementing RIPv2
Module 5: Network Device Management and Security
  • Securing administrative access
  • Implementing device hardening
  • Configuring system message logging
  • Managing cisco devices
  • Licensing
Module 6: Summary Challenge
  • Implementing a medium-sized network
  • Troubleshooting a medium-sized network
Module 7: Introducing IPv6
  • Introducing basic IPv6
  • Understanding IPv6 Operation
  • Configuring IPv6 static routes


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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

Course Duration

5 Days
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