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This CCENT video series provides presentations based on our classroom training and practical videos for learning the topics covered in this certification track. We will teach you the concepts, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting Cisco network. Many of the topics are presented in a step-by-step process along with an example for learning the material. You will also learn about design, best practices, and topics relevant for the real world networks shown in our practical video labs showing you how to configure and monitor Cisco routers and switches.

This video series is based on ICND1 which includes 6 chapters customized to provide the following resources (for each chapter):

  • Bootcamp Presentation Videos
  • Practical Video Labs
  • Bootcamp Presentation Files

Videos (MP4) [~11 hours], Documents (PDF)

640-822 ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

Below are the video topics in this series [~11 hours]:

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) for CCENT/CCNA:

  • Building Simple Networks
    1. Exploring the Functions of Networking
      1. What is a Network?
      2. Components on a Network
      3. Network User Applications (Batch, Interactive, Real-Time)
      4. Physical and Logical Topologies (Bus, Star, Ring)
    2. Securing the Network
      1. Need for Network Security
      2. Open and Closed Networks
      3. Adversaries & Hacker Motivations
      4. Classes of Attacks
      5. Physical Security
      6. Environmental Threats
      7. Electrical Threats
      8. Maintenance Threats
      9. Reconnaissance and Access/Password Attacks
    3. Understanding Host-to-Host Communication Models
      1. OSI Reference Model
      2. Data Encapsulation and Decapsulation
      3. Protocol Data Units (PDU)
      4. TCP/IP Model
      5. Network, Routing and Transport Protocols
    4. Understanding the TCP/IP’s Internet Layer
      1. IP Addressing
      2. IP Header
      3. IP Address Classes
      4. Network and Broadcast Addresses
      5. Private IP Addresses & Address Exhaustion
      6. CIDR Addressing
      7. DHCP
      8. DNS
      9. Determing IP Address of a Host
      10. Source and Destination Terms
    5. Understanding the TCP/IPs Transport & Application Layers
      1. IP and Transport
      2. TCP
        1. TCP Header
        2. 3-Way Handshake
        3. Segmentation
        4. Windowing (Fixed, Sliding Window), Window Size, Flow Control
        5. Error Recovery
        6. Sequence and Acknowledgements
        7. Global Synchronization
      3. UDP, UDP Header
      4. Port Numbers with TCP and UDP
    6. Packet Delivery Process
      1. Layer 1 Devices and Functions
      2. Layer 1 Devices, Functions, and Addressing (MAC Address)
      3. Layer 3 Devices, Functions, and Addressing (IP Addressing)
      4. Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
      5. Host-to-Host Packet Delivery Example
      6. Default Gateway
      7. Ping and Traceroute
    7. Understanding Ethernet
      1. Ethernet and LANs
      2. Components on the LAN
      3. Ethernet 802.3
      4. Data Link Sub-Layers: MAC and LLC
      5. CSMA/CD, Collision Detection
      6. Ethernet Frame
      7. Ethernet Addressing
    8. Connecting into an Ethernet LAN
      1. Ethernet Network Speed
      2. Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cables
      3. UTP Cable Categories: CAT3, CAT5, CAT6, etc
      4. UTP Straight-Through & Crossover Cables
      5. RJ-45 Ports and Connectors
      6. GBIC and Fiber Cables (Short, Long range)
  • Ethernet LANs
    1. Challenges of Shared LANs
      1. Ethernet LAN Segments
      2. Ethernet Specifications (e.g. 100BASE-TX)
      3. Collisions and Collision Domains
    2. Cisco IOS Software
      1. Cisco IOS using CLI (Command Line Interface)
      2. Basic Startup Process
      3. Basic Configuration Wizard
      4. Console and Remote Terminal
      5. Cisco EXEC Access Levels (User EXEC, Privilege EXEC)
      6. Keyboard Help: ?, Tab
      7. Enhanced Editing Commands
      8. Memory on Cisco Routers (Flash, DRAM, NVRAM, ROM)
    3. Starting a Cisco Switch
      1. Switch LED and Port LED Indicators
      2. Logging into a Cisco Switch
      3. Cisco Switch Configuration
      4. Saving Configuration
      5. Verify Basic Switch Operations
      6. MAC Address Table Management
    4. Cisco Switch Security
      1. Physical and Environmental Threats
      2. Password Security (Enable, User Accounts)
      3. Telnet vs. SSH
      4. Port Security Concepts and Configuration
      5. Monitoring Port Security
    5. Maximizing the Benefits of LAN Switching
      1. Microsegmentation
      2. Full Duplex and Half Duplex
      3. Duplex Configuration
      4. Media Rates in Enterprise Networks
      5. Hierarchical Design: Core, Distribution, Access
      6. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    6. Troubleshooting Switch Issues
      1. Layered Approach for Troubleshooting
      2. Identifying and Resolving Media Issues
      3. Monitoring Commands
      4. Identifying and Resolving Configuration Issues
  • Wireless LANs (WLANs)
    1. Wireless Networking
      1. Business Case for Wireless
      2. Wireless LAN (WLAN)
      3. CSMA/CA Collision Avoidance
      4. Radio Frequency (RF) Transmission
      5. IEEE and Wireless
      6. Radio Waves (VHF, UHF, SHF)
      7. Unlicensed Bands (ISM, UNII)
      8. EIRP
      9. 802.11 Standards (802.11a/b/g/n)
    2. Wireless Security
      1. Security Threats
      2. WEP
      3. WPA, 802.11i/WPA2
      4. TKIP, AES
      5. 802.1x
      6. Service Set Identifier (SSID)
      7. Wireless Client Association
    3. Implementing a Wireless LAN
      1. Ad-Hoc
      2. Infrastructure Mode: BSS, ESS
      3. BSA and ESA Wireless Topology
      4. Wireless Data Rates
      5. Wireless Clients
      6. Wireless Troubleshooting
  • LAN Concepts and Configuration
    1. Router Functions
      1. Routers and Main Functions of Routers
      2. Path Determination
      3. Routing Table
      4. Static Routing
      5. Dynamic Routing
      6. Routing Metrics
      7. Distance Vector and Link State Routing Protocol
    2. Binary Numbering
      1. Decimal and Binary Systems
      2. Significant Bits (LSB, MSB)
      3. Converting Decimal to Binary
      4. Converting Binary to Decimal
    3. Network Addressing & Subnetting
      1. Sub-Networks
      2. Flat Networks
      3. Two-Level and Three-Level Addressing
      4. Creating Subnets (Subnetting)
      5. Subnet Masks
      6. Subnet Address, Broadcast Address
    4. Starting a Cisco Router
      1. Startup of Cisco Router
      2. Setup Wizard
      3. Auto Secure
      4. User EXEC, Privilege EXEC modes
      5. Help Services: ?, Tab
      6. Basic Cisco IOS Commands
      7. Viewing Configuration Files
    5. Configuring a Cisco Router
      1. Configuration Mode
      2. Saving Configuration
      3. Configuring Hostname and Console Settings
      4. Initializing Interfaces (no shutdown)
      5. Configuring IP Addresses on Interfaces
      6. Interface Status
    6. Cisco Router Security
      1. Physical and Environmental Threats
      2. Password Security (Enable, Console, VTY)
      3. Enable Password Hack
      4. Configuring Security Banner
      5. Telnet and SSH Configuration
    7. Using the Cisco SDM
      1. Overviews
      2. Smart Wizards
      3. Cisco SDM Dashboard
      4. Cisco SDM Software
      5. HTTP and HTTPS Configuration
      6. Username and Password using Privilege 15 Configuration
      7. VTY Configuration
      8. Starting Cisco SDM
    8. Cisco Router acting as a DHCP Server
      1. Understanding DHCP
      2. Enabling DHCP on Cisco SDM
      3. DHCP Tips
      4. Monitoring DHCP
    9. Accessing Remote Devices from a Cisco Router
      1. Telnet and SSH from a Cisco Router
      2. Suspending and Resuming a Telnet Session
      3. Connectivity Tests (Ping, Traceroute)
  • WAN Connections and IP Routing
    1. Understanding WAN Technologies
      1. What is a WAN?
      2. WAN vs. LAN
      3. WAN Cabling
      4. DCE and DTE
      5. Dedicated WAN: Leased Line
      6. Switched WAN: Circuit Switched, Packet Switched, Cell Switched
    2. Enabling the Internet Connection
      1. Packet Switched Communication
      2. DSL
      3. Cable
      4. History of the Internet
      5. NAT and PAT
    3. Static Routing
      1. Routing Overview
      2. Static Route Configuration
      3. Default Route Configuration
      4. Routing Table
    4. Configuring Serial Encapsulations
      1. Circuit Switching
      2. PSTN, POTS
      3. WAN Bandwidth in the US and Europe
      4. WAN Interface Configuration
      5. Bandwidth Command
      6. Point-to-Point Communication: HDLC, PPP
      7. PPP: LCP, NCP, Authentication
      8. HDLC Configuration
      9. PPP Configuration
      10. Monitoring PPP
      11. Frame Relay, VC, DLCI
      12. ATM and Cell Switching
    5. Configuring RIP
      1. IP Routing
      2. Dynamic Routing
      3. IGP and EGP
      4. Routing Protocol Classifications: Distance Vector, Link State, Hybrid
      5. Administrative Distance
      6. Classful Routing and Classless Routing
      7. RIP
      8. RIP Configuration
      9. Monitoring RIP
      10. Troubleshooting RIP
  • Network Management
    1. Discovering Neighbors on the Network
      1. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
      2. Information obtained using CDP
      3. Configuring CDP
      4. Disabling CDP
      5. Monitoring and Maintaining CDP
    2. Cisco Router Startup and Configuration Files
      1. Cisco Router Power-on Boot Sequence
      2. Internal Router Components (CPU, Memory, Interfaces)
      3. ROM Functions
      4. Cisco IOS
      5. Configuration Register
    3. Managing Files and IOS File Systems
      1. Cisco IOS File Systems (Network, Flash, RW Data)
      2. Managing files using Cisco IFS
      3. IOS file names
      4. IOS Software Backup
      5. IOS Software Upload/Upgrade
      6. Managing Configuration Files
      7. Merging Configuration Files
      8. Show and Debug Commands
  • Practical Videos
    • TCP IP Properties and Network Tools
    • CCENT/CCNA Network Design and Diagram
    • Operating and Navigating Cisco IOS
    • Basic Configuration on Cisco IOS I
    • Basic Configuration on Cisco IOS II
    • Starting up a Cisco Catalyst Switch
    • Basic Configuration and Navigating on a Cisco Switch
    • Configuring Port Security (using Sticky MAC addresses)
    • Port Security Violations
    • Static Port Security Configuration
    • Basic Network Configuration
    • Managing Telnet Sessions
    • Console and VTY Password Configuration
    • Sending Session Messages on Cisco IOS
    • Configuring DHCP Server on Cisco IOS
    • Enabling DHCP on a Cisco Ethernet Interface
    • Enabling HTTP Services
    • User Accounts with Privilege Level Rights
    • Enabling SSHv2 on Cisco IOS
    • Using the Configuration Wizard (Setup)
    • Using the Auto Secure Wizard
    • HDLC and PPP Configuration
    • Configuring Static Routes
    • Configuring Static Default Routes
    • Configuring RIP Routing
    • Administrative Distance Configuration Example
    • Configuring a Basic Static NAT
    • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)
    • Managing File Systems on Cisco IOS
    • Viewing Processes on Cisco IOS

IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.