Cisco ICND1 1.1: Managing the Network Environment

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


The network staff is responsible for ensuring that the underlying communications infrastructure is capable of supporting business objectives and associated applications. Network staff is also responsible for managing each device on the network according to best industry practices and for reducing device downtime. This course describes commands and processes to determine network operational status; gather information about remote devices; and manage Cisco IOS images, configuration files, and devices on a network.

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

210 min.

Course Objectives

The Cisco Discovery Protocol

  • identify the purpose and function of Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • describe the information provided by Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • enable and disable Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Troubleshooting CDP

  • identify the information displayed for each CDP neighbor after using the show cdp neighbor command
  • recognize how to monitor and maintain information about neighboring Cisco devices using CDP
  • recognize how to create a network map of the environment
  • Disabling and Pruning CDP

    Troubleshooting IP Using CDP

    Configuring R1 and R2 – Lab A

    Configuring R1 and R2 – Lab C

    Router Power-On Boot Sequence

  • match the internal components of Cisco routers with their correct descriptions
  • describe the router boot sequence
  • Managing Router Images

  • describe the process for locating the Cisco IOS image
  • recognize how to display and change the boot information in the configuration register
  • Modifying the Boot Configuration

    Cisco IOS File System and Devices

  • describe the file systems that are used by a Cisco router
  • manage Cisco IOS image files to maintain accessible images
  • Managing Device Configuration Files

  • recognize how to manage device configuration files to reduce device downtime
  • describe how use the copy command to move configurations
  • Creating Router Image Backups

    Cisco Show and Debug Commands

  • describe how to use the show and debug commands on Cisco devices