Cisco ICND1 1.1: WAN Encapsulation and RIP Routing

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


One of the most common types of WAN connection is the point-to-point connection. A point-to-point connection is also referred to as a serial connection or leased-line connection, because the lines are leased from a carrier and are dedicated for use by the company leasing the lines. Understanding how point-to-point communication links function to provide access to a WAN is important to an overall understanding of how WANs function. This course describes the protocols that are used to encapsulate both data link layer and network layer information over serial links and how to configure them. This course also describes the basic features and operation of RIP, and explains how to enable RIP on an IP 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

180 min.

Course Objectives

WAN Communication Links

  • describe the characteristics of WAN communication links
  • sequence the steps to configure a serial interface
  • describe the advantages of point-to-point communications
  • Configuring WAN Links

  • describe the characteristics of High-Level Data Link Control
  • configure point-to-point protocol for a given scenario
  • Connecting To The Main Office

    RIP Routing

  • describe the key characteristics of dynamic routing protocols
  • differentiate between classless and classful routing
  • differentiate between RIPv1and RIPv2
  • Dynamic Routing Configuration

  • configure basic RIP routing for a given scenario
  • interpret the output of the debug ip rip command
  • Enable Dynamic Routing To The Main Office

    Configuring RIPv2 – Lab 1

    Configuring RIPv2 – Lab 2

    Configuring RIPv2 – Lab 3

    Troubleshooting RIPv2