This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge required to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. At the end of this course students should be able to complete the configuration, implementation and troubleshooting of a small branch network under supervision.



In this course, you will:

  • Learn the basics of networking.
  • Learn the basics of Cisco devices and commands.
  • Set up an IPv4 network.
  • Set up an IPv6 network.
  • Learn infrastructure services.
  • Learn LAN switching basics.
  • Learn about routing basics.
  • Learn about NAT basics.
  • Maintain the network infrastructure.
  • Enhance network security.
  • Troubleshoot networks.



This course is intended for network engineers and administrators who will install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network. This is an entry level course and is ideal for those individuals new to networking and looking to start their Cisco Career Certification accreditation.



Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic Windows navigation and keyboard literacy skills.
  • Basic Internet usage skills.
  • Basic IP addressing knowledge.



Module 1: Basics of Networking

  • Network Concepts.
  • The TCP/IP Model.
  • The OSI Model.


Module 2: Basics of Cisco Devices and Commands

  • Cisco Devices.
  • Infrastructure Components in Cisco Network.
  • Cisco Architecture Types.
  • Cabling Types.
  • Cisco IOS Commands.


Module 3: Setting Up an IPv4 Network

  • Basics of IPv4 Addressing.
  • VLSM.
  • Troubleshooting Methodologies.
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting Issues.


Module 4: Setting Up an IPv6 Network

  • Basics of IPv6 Addressing.
  • Troubleshoot IPv6 Addressing Issues.


Module 5: Infrastructure Services

  • Configure DNS.
  • Configure DHCP.
  • Configure NTP.


Module 6: LAN Switching Basics

  • Configure Switches.
  • Configure VLANs.
  • Interswitch Connectivity.
  • Layer 2 Protocols.


Module 7: Routing Basics

  • Routing Concepts.
  • Configure Routing Interfaces.
  • Inter-VLAN Routing.
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 Static Routing.


Module 8: NAT Basics

  • IPv4 Numbered and Named Access Lists.
  • Configure NAT.


Module 9: Maintaining the Network Infrastructure

  • Monitor Network Devices.
  • Configure Network Devices.
  • Manage Network Devices.
  • Device Maintenance.


Module 10: Enhancing Network Security

  • Configure Ports.
  • Secure Network Devices.


Module 11: Troubleshooting Network

  • Troubleshoot Infrastructure Services.
  • Troubleshoot Common Network Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Switching Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Routing Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Port Security Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing Issues.
  • Troubleshoot Basic Device Hardening Issues.



  • CCNA 3.0: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2)


Related Certification

  • CCENT – Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (Exam 100-105 ICND1)
  • CCNA Routing and Switching (Exam 100-105 ICND1)