CCNA: Introduction to Networks
First Step Toward a Networking Career
Begin preparing for a networking career with this introduction to how networks operate. This first course in the 3-course CCNA series introduces architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements – functions needed to support the operations and priorities of Fortune 500 companies to small innovative retailers. You’ll even get the chance to build simple local area networks (LANs). Developing a working knowledge of IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, you’ll be able to perform basic configurations for routers and switches.
CCNA 7: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Configure switches and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources.
- Explain how physical and data link layer protocols support the operation of Ethernet in a switched network.
- Configure routers to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
- Create IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes and verify network connectivity between devices.
- Explain how the upper layers of the OSI model support network applications.
- Configure a small network with security best practices.
- Troubleshoot connectivity in a small network.
There are no predefined eligibility criteria for those interested in attempting the Intro to Networks Support course.
1 of 3 Courses Needed for the CCNA
You'll Learn These Core Skills:
- Build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes.
- Configure routers, switches, and end devices to provide access to local and remote network resources and to enable end-to-end connectivity between remote devices.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
- Configure and troubleshoot connectivity a small network using security best practices.
- Module 01: Networking Today
- Module 02: Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
- Module 03: Protocols and Models
- Module 04: Physical Layer
- Module 05: Number Systems
- Module 06: Data Link Layer
- Module 07: Ethernet Switching
- Module 08: Network Layer
- Module 09: Address Resolution
- Module 10: Basic Router Configuration
- Module 11: IPv4 Addressing
- Module 12: IPv6 Addressing
- Module 13: ICMP
- Module 14: Transport Layer
- Module 15: Application Layer
- Module 16: Network Security Fundamentals
- Module 17: Build a Small Network
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