Cisco CCNA - Networking Training Courses

Take the first steps to a career in network management by pursuing a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification at Data point. By pursuing this certification you will broaden your skill sets, and ability to manage and optimize network systems. The CCNA certification is a stamp of approval for associate-level professionals interested in networking.

Datapoint  Information Technology is an authorized Cisco Learning Partner and is in a unique position to deliver quality training for Cisco Certified Network Associate certifications.
ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course Description
In this comprehensive one week  Authorized Cisco course, develop a practical understanding of the operation of modern TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware. Learn the commands and techniques used to troubleshoot host connections, interact with Cisco switches and routers, backup and restore configuration files, and manage network equipment. 

If you are new to networking, need a good understanding for management or sales responsibilities, or are starting along the path to achieve CCNA certification, this is the right course for you.
Intended Audience for the ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course
  • Network technicians who configure and support internetworks; Individuals seeking CCNA certification; Management and salespeople who need a working knowledge of modern networking.

Training Packages & Career Tracks that include the ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course

  • CCNA and CCENT Certification (ICND1 and ICND2)
  • Career Track: Network Engineer (Multi-Platform and Security)
ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course Objectives
  • How networks function
  • Network components and their functions
  • Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model
  • Binary, decimal, and hexadecimal numbering
  • Switching operations and theory
  • Host-to-Host packet delivery process
  • TCP/IP network addressing and routing
  • IP subnetting
  • Providing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and remote access services
  • Advanced network theory, including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Intranets and extranets, and wireless networking
  • Introduction to Cisco Internet Operating System (IOS)
  • Initial configuration of Cisco Catalyst Switches and Routers
  • Network discovery and management using Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), telnet, and Trivial FTP (TFTP)
The ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course prepare students for the following Exams
  • 640-822 ICND1 : Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1
Recommended Next Steps after taking the ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course
  • Cisco ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing
  • Cisco SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
  • TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
  • Cisco CIPT1: Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1
  • ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2
  • TVOICE: Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Boot Camp
  • VPN: Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions Boot Camp
  • Cisco SECURE: Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Cisco FIREWALL: Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Features
  • Cisco CVOICE: Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS v8.0
ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Course Outline
  • Building a Simple Network
    • Exploring the Functions of Networking
    • Securing the Network
    • Host-to-Host Communication Model
    • TCP/IP's Internet Layer
    • TCP/IP's Transport Layer
    • Packet Delivery Process
    • Understanding Ethernet
    • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
  • Ethernet LANs
    • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
    • Challenges of Shared LANs
    • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
    • Packet Delivery Process
    • Operating Cisco IOS Software
    • Starting the Switch
    • Understanding Switch Security
    • Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
    • Troubleshooting Switch Issues
  • Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
    • Exploring Wireless Networking
    • Understanding WLAN Security
    • Implementing a WLAN
    • VoIP Requirements
  • LAN Connections
    • Functions of Routing
    • Understanding Binary Basics
    • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
    • Starting a Cisco Router
    • Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Packet Delivery Process
    • Understanding Router Security
    • Using Cisco Router and Security Device Manager
    • Using a Router as a DHCP Server
    • Accessing Remote Devices
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
    • 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
CND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2

This hands-on Authorized Cisco course builds on the foundation provided by ICND1 (Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1), providing a technical foundation for the rest of the Authorized Cisco curriculum. Whether your goal is to familiarize yourself with Cisco technology or to become a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert, ICND1 and ICND2 are the place to start. 

This course not only delivers essential information needed to pass the CCNA certification exams, but it also includes comprehensive hands-on reinforcement to ensure that you add skills and not just knowledge. If you are new to Cisco, ICND2 prepares you for the tasks you will face on the job.

Intended Audience for the ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course
  • ICND2 is designed for those who have a firm background in data networking, have some hands-on experience with Cisco routers and switches, and are looking to increase their knowledge of installation, maintaining, and troubleshooting medium-sized switched and routed networks or for those who are looking to achieve the first level of Cisco certification, the CCNA. We strongly recommend that other students start with ICND1.
Training Packages & Career Tracks that include the ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course
  • CCNA and CCENT Certification (ICND1 and ICND2)
  • Career Track: Network Engineer (Multi-Platform and Security)
ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course Objectives
  • Review how to configure and troubleshoot a switch and router in a small network environment
  • Expand the switched network from a small to medium network environment
  • Dangers of redundant switching
  • Spanning Tree
  • Concepts of VLANs and trunking
  • Implementing VLSM
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPF
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP
  • Determine when to use access control lists (ACLs)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs
  • Configure NAT and PAT
  • IPv6 addressing
  • Configure PPP, CHAP, and PAP
  • Frame Relay
Required Prerequisites for the ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 course
  • ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1
The ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course prepare students for the following Exams
  • 640-816 ICND2 : Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2
Recommended Next Steps after taking the ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course
  • Cisco ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing
  • Cisco SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
  • TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
  • Cisco CIPT1: Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1
  • TVOICE: Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Boot Camp
  • VPN: Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions Boot Camp
  • Cisco SECURE: Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Cisco FIREWALL: Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Features
  • Cisco CVOICE: Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS v8.0
ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Course Outline
  • Small Network Implementation
    • Review Lab: Review of a Small Network Environment
  • Medium-Sized Switched Network Construction
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Improving Performance with Spanning Tree
    • Routing Between VLANs
    • Securing the Expanded Network
    • Troubleshooting Switched Networks
  • Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction
    • Reviewing Routing Operations
    • Implementing VLSM
  • Single Area OSPF Implementation
    • Implementing OSPF
    • Troubleshooting OSPF
  • EIGRP Implementation
    • Implementing EIGRP
    • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • ACL Operation
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs
  • Address Space Management
    • Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT
    • Transitioning to IPv6
  • LAN Extension into a WAN
    • Introducing VPN Solutions
    • Establishing a Point-to-Point WAN Connection with PPP
    • Establishing a WAN Connection with Frame Relay
    • Troubleshooting Frame Relay WANs
CCNA®, CCENT (ICND1, ICND2) Boot Camp Course Benefits
  • Corporations- Corporations seeking staff certification will maintain higher levels of productivity. A certified, knowledgeable staff is a highly productive staff. Students seeking Cisco CCNA and CCENT certification are certified directly by Cisco Systems. Data point experienced teaching staff has a comprehensive knowledge pertaining to specific IT fields; therefore students would be learning from the industry's most honored professionals. Other advantages of certified staff technicians include: corporate growth, improved process through improving technology, high customer service satisfaction, higher opportunity which leads to higher revenue.
  • Individuals- CCNA and CCENT certifications are highly honored amongst their professional field. In today's current employment market, corporate managers are seeking the best skilled and qualified individuals to join their staff. According to a 2006 IDC study "75% of HR Managers believe that certification is required." According to a 2006 Microsoft/IDC study "43% of all Certified IT Professionals get a higher paycheck following the first year following their certification."
  • Today's IT technician needs a competitive edge in order to retain a desired career position, and Data point is dedicated to teaching the essential skills needed for certification! The key to certification is an excellent teaching program, and Data point offers the industry's foremost instructors, lesson plans and effective methods in order to ensure the fastest and most thorough road to certification!
Required Prerequisites for the CCNA®, CCENT (ICND1, ICND2)
  • Network+ Certification

The CCNA®, CCENT (ICND1, ICND2) Boot Camp Course prepare students for the following Exams

  • 640-802 CCNA : Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam
CCNA®, CCENT (ICND1, ICND2) Boot Camp Course Outline

    Course Introduction

    Module 1: Building a Simple Network
    • Exploring the Functions of Networking
    • Securing the Network
    • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
    • Understanding the TCP/IP Internet Layer
    • Understanding the TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Understanding Ethernet
    • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN
    Module 2: Switching
    • 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
    • Securing the Switch
    • Maximizing the Benefits of Switching
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Improving Performance with Spanning Tree
    • Routing Between VLANs
    • Troubleshooting Switched Networks
    Module 3: Wireless LANs
    • Exploring Wireless Networking
    • Understanding WLAN Security
    • Implementing a WLAN
    Module 4: LAN Connections
    • Understanding Binary Basics
    • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Starting a Cisco Router
    • Configuring a Cisco Router
    • Understanding Cisco Router Security
    • Using Cisco SDM
    • Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
    Module 5: WAN Connections
    • Understanding WAN Technologies
    • Enabling the Internet Connection
    • Introducing VPN Solutions
    • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
    • Enabling Static Routing
    Module 6: Network Environment Management
    • Accessing Remote Devices
    • Discovering Neighbors on the Network
    • Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration
    • Managing Cisco Devices
    Module 7: Medium-Sized Routed Network Construction
    • Exploring the Functions of Routing
    • Enabling RIP
    • Implementing VLSM

    Module 8: Single-Area OSPF Implementation

    • Implementing OSPF
    • Troubleshooting OSPF
    Module 9: EIGRPImplementation
    • Implementing EIGRP
    • Troubleshooting EIGRP
    Module 10: Access Control Lists
    • Introducing ACL Operation
    • Configuring and Troubleshooting ACLs
    Module 11: Address Space Management
    • Scaling the Network with NAT and PAT
    • Transitioning to IPv6
    Module 12: LAN Extension into a WAN with Frame Relay
    • Establishing a WAN Connection with Frame Relay
    • Troubleshooting Frame Relay WANs

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