Cisco ICND1 1.1: Fundamentals of Networking

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To understand how networks function, it is important to gain a basic understanding of the major components of a network. This course introduces fundamental computer and network components, as well as the characteristics, functions, benefits, metrics, and attributes used to characterize features and performance. This course also introduces the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and TCP/IP reference models, as well as data communications terms and concepts. Finally, this course introduces the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) application.

Target Audience

Network administrators, network engineers, network managers, network designers, and project managers; individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCNET) certification and those individuals targeting the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification


Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Computer Network Basics

  • describe the access locations and physical components of computer networks
  • recognize the impact of common user applications on the network
  • Characteristics of a Network

  • describe the performance and structural characteristics of a network
  • select an appropriate network topology for a particular scenario
  • Securing a Network

  • identify considerations for balancing network security requirements
  • describe classes of network attack
  • recognize how to mitigate against common physical threats to network security
  • The OSI Model

  • identify the functions of the TCP/IP stack and OSI model layers in host-to-host network communications
  • OSI Model Operation

  • identify the functions of the TCP/IP stack |w in host-to-host network communications
  • Understanding IP Addressing

  • specify the classes of an IP address
  • recognize types of reserved IP addresses
  • recognize public and private IP addresses
  • DHCP and DNS

  • recognize the function of the IPCONFIG command parameters
  • Observing DHCP Resolutions