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ICND1 3.0: An Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

ICND1 3.0: An Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level

You will be able to define the characteristics of a network, host-to-host communications, and the role switches play in a network. This course introduces the concept of networking and host-to-host communication. It presents the OSI model, the TCP/IP stack and the characteristics of a network. It also identifies the need for switches within local area networks (LANs) while introducing Cisco IOS which is the software running on Cisco IOS routers and switches.

Target Audience
Anyone, from junior to senior network administrators, who is responsible for the configuration, maintenance, verification, and troubleshooting of Cisco IOS Routers and Switches.


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

ICND1 3.0: An Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

  • start the course
  • describe a computer network
  • interpret the physical components of a network
  • describe the characteristics of a network
  • describe availability
  • compare physical and logical topologies
  • interpret a network diagram
  • implement host-to-host communications
  • interpret the OSI reference model
  • implement using the OSI reference model
  • describe peer-to-peer communications
  • configure local area networks
  • describe local area network components
  • describe the need for switches
  • describe the functions of a switch
  • describe switches
  • describe a 2960X-48FPS-L switch
  • describe the Cisco catalyst WS-C3850-48T
  • interpret Cisco IOS software features and functions
  • implement collision domains
  • compare Cisco IOS software modes
  • implement using the different Cisco IOS software modes
  • implement navigating the IOS CLI on a catalyst IOS switch
  • interpret CLI help
  • implement using the CLI
  • describe CLI help on a catalyst IOS switch
  • implement using the CLI on a catalyst IOS switch
  • manage Cisco IOS configuration
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    Expertise Level