Cisco Enterprise Networking Foundations (ENTFNDU)

Course Overview

Gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help support Cisco routers and prepares you for the CCNA-Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions v1.0 and CCT Routing & Switching certification.

CCNA-Foundations teaches professionals how to support a basic IPv4 and IPv6 Cisco network. You will learn the fundamentals of network components, such as a switches and routers. You will also gain skills with IPv4 subnetting; IPv6 addressing; Wide Area Networking concepts; and basics of managing and accessing Cisco routers and switches.

5 days
    • Identify the components of a computer network and describe their basic characteristics
    • Describe the features and functions of the Cisco IOS Software
    • Describe LANs and the role of switches within LANs
    • Describe Ethernet as the network access layer of TCP/IP and describe the operation of switches
    • Install a switch and perform the initial configuration
    • Explain how STP and RSTP work
    • Describe and identify different Cisco hardware and operating systems including IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR and NX-OS
    • Describe the TCP/IP internet Layer, IPv4, its addressing scheme, and subnetting
    • Describe the TCP/IP Transport layer and Application layer
    • Explore functions of routing
    • Implement basic configuration on a Cisco router
    • Explain host-to-host communications across switches and routers
    • Identify and resolve common switched network issues and common problems associated with IPv4 Addressing
    • Describe IPv6 main features, addresses and configure and verify basic IPv6 connectivity
    • Describe, implement and verify VLANs and trunks
    • Describe the application and configuration of inter-VLAN routing
    • Explain the basics of dynamic routing protocols and describe components and terms of OSPF
    • Describe basic WAN and VPN concepts
    • Describe the management of Cisco devices
  • Simple Network

    Section 1: Exploring the Functions of Networking
    Section 2: Introducing the Host-To-Host Communications Model
    Section 3: Operating Cisco IOS Software
    Section 4: Introducing LANs
    Section 5: Exploring the TCP/IP Link Layer
    Section 6: Starting a Switch
    Section 7: Building Redundant Switched Topologies
    Section 8: Troubleshooting a Simple Network
    Section 9: Cisco Hardware

    Establishing Internet Connectivity

    Section 10: Introducing the TCP/IP Internet Layer, IPv4 Addressing, and Subnets
    Section 11: Explaining the TCP/IP Transport Layer and Application Layer
    Section 12: Exploring the Functions of Routing
    Section 13: Configuring a Cisco Router
    Section 14: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

    Introducing IPv6

    Section 15: Introducing Basic IPv6
    Section 16: Configuring Static Routing
    Section 17: Enabling Internet Connectivity

    Medium-Sized Network

    Section 18: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    Section 19: Routing Between VLANs
    Section 20: Introducing WAN Technologies
    Section 21: Introducing System Monitoring
    Section 22: Managing Cisco Devices
    Section 23: Securing Administrative Access

  • Discovery 1: Get Started with Cisco CLI
    Discovery 2: Observe How a Switch Operates
    Discovery 3: Perform Basic Switch Configuration
    Discovery 4: Inspect TCP/IP Applications
    Discovery 5: Configure an Interface on a Cisco Router

    Paper Lab – IP Subnetting

    Discovery 6: Configure and Verify Layer 2 Discovery Protocols
    Discovery 7: Configure Default Gateway
    Discovery 8: Explore Packet Forwarding
    Discovery 9: Troubleshoot Switch Media and Port Issues
    Discovery 10: Troubleshoot Port Duplex Issues
    Discovery 11: Configure Basic IPv6 Connectivity
    Discovery 12: Configure and Verify IPv4 Static Routes
    Discovery 13: Configure IPv6 Static Routes
    Discovery 14: Configure VLAN and Trunk
    Discovery 15: Configure a Router on a Stick
    Discovery 16: Configure Static NAT
    Discovery 17: Configure Dynamic NAT and PAT
    Discovery 18: Configure and Verify NTP
    Discovery 19: Create the Cisco IOS Image Backup
    Discovery 20: Upgrade Cisco IOS Image
    Discovery 21: Secure Console and Remote Access
    Discovery 22: Enable and Limit Remote Access Connectivity

  • The knowledge and skills that students are expected to have before attending this course are:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
    • Basic internet usage skills

    There are no formal prerequisites for CCT certification, but you should have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

  • This course is recommended for those pursuing their Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) certification for Routing & Switching. This course is ideal for those wanting to prepare themselves for the new CCNA course and certification who may be newer to the industry.

    The CCT certification is for the entry-level IT professionals, building skills required for onsite support and maintenance of Cisco routers, switches, and operating environments. You can build a foundation for a broad spectrum of IT careers with the CCT.