The ICND1 training course is available in both an online and in-person format. This 5-day training course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to understand TCP/IP networks that are built with Cisco hardware and implement small switched and routed networks that consist of 1 to 20 hosts connected to a single switch. In addition, students will be led through all the exam objectives so that they are properly prepared to handle the CCENT certification exam at the end of the 5-day course.

This course is also the first step toward achieving the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.

Should I Take This Course?
This course is ideal for:
  • Network Support Technicians
  • Help Desk Technicians
  • IT professionals who work with Cisco routed and switched networks

Recommended Experience
Before attending this course, students should have an understanding of basic networking concepts


Simple Network

  • Network Functions
  • Process of Securing the Network
  • Host-to-Host Model
  • TCP/IP’s Internet and Transport Layers
  • Between Hosts Packet Delivery
  • Understanding and Connecting to an Ethernet 

Connecting a LAN

  • Routing Functions
  • Binary Basics
  • Network Addressing
  • Beginning and Configuring Cisco Routers
  • Router Packet Delivery
  • Securing a Router
  • Security Device Manager with a Cisco Router
  • Router as a DHCP Server
  • Remote Device Access 

Ethernet LANs

  • Shared LANs
  • Network Challenges of Switched LAN
  • Switch Packet Delivery
  • Operation Process for Cisco IOS
  • Starting and Securing a Cisco Switch
  • Benefits of and Troubleshooting Switches 

Wireless LANs

  • Wireless Networking
  • Securing WLANs
  • WLAN Implementation
  • Requirements for VoIP

Network Environment Management

  • Uncovering Network Neighbors
  • Router Startup and Configuration
  • Cisco Device Management


  • WAN Technology
  • Enabling Internet Connection, Static Routing and RIP
  • Serial Encapsulation Configuration


After passing the ICND1 exam, candidates will be awarded the CCENT certification. They may then take ICND2 or CCNAX to receive the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.

CCENT Exam Details (100-105 ICND1)
  • Number of Questions: 45-55
  • Passing Score: 80%
  • Test Duration: 90 minutes
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Drag and drop, Testlets, Simlets, Router & Switch Simulations
  • Test Delivery: Pearson VUE

The exam tests candidates on the following topics:
  • Network Fundamentals
  • LAN Switching Fundamentals
  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Infrastructure Maintenance