Completion of this Fundamentals of Interconnecting Network Devices course will earn the student their Cisco Certified Entry Working Technician (CCENT) Certification; Cisco calls this the Interconnection Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 Exam (ICND1 100-101). Though the concepts covered in the exam are not necessarily difficult, the sheer volume of information is daunting, and the students are asked to know things by memory that would normally be able to look up.
- Network Topologies: The graduate distinguishes and explains network topologies, including protocols, ports, addressing schemes, routing, and wireless communication standards.
- Media and Topologies: The graduate differentiates and explains physical and logical topologies, including wiring standards.
- Network Devices: The graduate differentiates and installs/configures network devices.
- Network Connectivity and Performance Methodologies: The graduate identifies appropriate methodologies for troubleshooting network connectivity and performance issues in a given network environment.
- Network Troubleshooting Utilities and Analysis: The graduate uses hardware and software utilities to track and maintain network performance in optimized state.
- Network Security Devices: The graduate differentiates and explains network security devices and methods for troubleshooting common security threats.
Odom, W. (2013). CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 (1st Edition). Indianapolis: Cisco Press. ISBN: 9781269548472