This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. 

A student should be able to complete configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.

Recommended as preparation for exam(s):

  • 640-822 ICND1
  • 640-802 CCNA – This is a composite exam consisting of both ICND1 & ICND2

Note:  passing the ICND1 (640-822) exam results in the award of the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification.

This course in run in partnership with Global Knowledge.

This course is intended for System Engineers who will install, operate and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network.

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, function of network components and the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model
  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
  • Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN and the methods that can be used with a focus on RF wireless access 
  • Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers and how routed networks transmit data through networks using TCP/IP
  • Describe the function of Wide Area Networks (WANs), the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, PAT and RIP routing
  • Use the command-line interface to discover neighbours on the network and managing the router’s startup and configuration.

Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Understanding TCP/IP’s Internet Layer
  • Understanding TCP/IP’s Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs)

  • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Understanding Switch Security
  • Maximising the Benefits of Switching
  • Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Wireless Local Area Networks

  • Exploring Wireless Networking
  • Understanding WLAN Security

Implementing a WLAN

  • Local Area Network Connections
  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Understanding Binary Basics
  • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
  • Starting a Router
  • Configuring a Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Router Security
  • Understanding Cisco Router and Security Device Manager
  • Using a Router as a DHCP Server
  • Accessing Remote Devices

Wide Area Networks (WANs)

  • Understanding WAN Technologies
  • Enabling the Internet Connection
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
  • Enabling Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

Network Environment Management

  • Discovering neighbors on the network
  • Managing Router Startup and Configuration
  • Managing Cisco Devices

The following courses are recommended for further study: ICND2 – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Pt2.


Working in partnership with Global Knowledge