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.

Target Audience

This course is designed 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


  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall 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 Outline

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’sTransport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANS’s)

  • 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

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