Managing Cisco Network Devices

Everything you need to know on installing, configuring & troubleshooting Cisco network devices

Cisco routers and switches are the ones of choice for many organisations.  Knowing how to fully use these  technologies is a demanding but necessary one.  This objective course is the starting point, which will teach you how to use these exciting technologies and if you wish will allow you to independently sit the CCNA exam at your convenience.

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Purpose of this course

The course will allow delegates to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks.  This includes implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.    As well as covering basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills.

Who is this course for

Anyone working within an IT environment who is responsible or involved in supporting and installing Cisco routers and switches.  Or anyone who wishes to gain the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) qualification.

You will learn how to
  • Programme Cisco switches and routers using the IOS
  • Design and troubleshoot IP subnets
  • Design and assign interfaces to VLANs
  • Apply routing protocols; RIP; OSPF; EIGRP
  • Backup and restore configurations and the operating system using a TFTP server
Benefits for your organisation

The course aims to demystify Cisco configuration and troubleshooting; it covers a wide spread of topics: from configuring the IOS and IP addressing, to setting up VLANs and setting up routing protocols. After the course, the individual will feel confident in configuring a Cisco switch or router in typical situations.

Benefits for you as an individual

After attending this course you will feel confident in working with a Cisco switch and router, as you will have had plenty of hands-on experience in setting up these devices and troubleshooting them. You have a good understanding of why a network is designed in a certain way and be confident in configuring and troubleshooting a Cisco switch and router.

Networking Concepts

Networking Concepts
Types of Network
Network Topologies
Media Access Methods
Contention Based Access Methods
Serial Cables
Network Hardware
Network Devices
The OSI 7 Layer Model
Structure of the OSI Reference Model
Introduction to the Different Layers
The Network Layer
The Data Link Layer
The Physical Layer
Data Flow Through the OSI Model
The OSI Layers in detail
Presentation Layer
Session Layer
The Transport Layer
Error Checking
The Network Layer
The Data Link Layer
The Physical Layer
Cisco 3 Layer Model


The TCP/IP Model & Common Protocols
Transport Layer Protocols
TCP/UDP / Ports / Transmission Types
IP & IP V4 Addresses
Converting Decimal into Binary
Classes of IP Address
How subnet masks work
ANDing an IP Address
Default Masks and Host Range
Private IP Address Ranges
Network Address Translation (NAT)

IP Addressing and Subnetting

IP Addresses and Subnetting
Classless InterDomain Routing
Subnetting & Class B addresses
Finding The Increment Value
Subnetting in your Head
Determining How Many Hosts Are In A Host Range
Subnetting Class C & Class A addresses
Finding The Correct Subnet Mask
Binary to Decimal Conversion Table
IP Version 6 Addresses

The Cisco IOS

Getting Started With The Cisco IOS
Booting/Setting Up  Up The Router
Using the Command Line Interface
Command Line Levels
Setting Up the Router
Configuring IP Addresses
Verifying The Configuration
Cisco Discovery Protocol
Saving The Configuration
Ping and Telnet
More IOS & Verification Commands
Resetting the Command History
Shortcut Commands

IP Routing

IP/Dynamic Routing
Administrative Distances
Static Routes and configuration
Default Routes and configuration
Dynamic Routing
Routing Loops and Information Protocol
Configuring RIP
Verifying The Configuration
Configuring RIP Version 2
Verifying The Configuration
Passive Interfaces

Introducing OSPF and EIGRP

Introducing EIGRP and OSPF
EIGRP Terminology /Configuring EIGRP
OSPF Terms
Configuring & Verifying OSPF
Show IP Protocols
Configuring OSPF using the SDM & Multiple Areas

Access Lists

Access Lists/Standard Access Lists
Extended Access Lists/Examples
Controlling Access To A LAN
Named Access Lists
Verifying The Access List Configuration


IPv6 Addressing
Configuring a Cisco Router for IPv6
DHCP / Dynamic Routing and IPv6
Migrating to IPv6

Wide Area Networking (WAN)

Wide Area Networking/WAN Terminology
Types of WAN Networks
WAN Technologies
Frame Relay
Configuring/Verifying/Debug the PPP Configuration
Frame Relay Terminology
Virtual Private Networks

Layer Two Switching

Layer Two Switching
Switch Types
Spanning Tree Protocol/Terminology
Spanning Tree States/Port Costs
Selecting The Root Bridge
Configuring/Verifying Spanning Tree
Configuring and verifying a 2950 Switch
Port Security

Virtual LANs and Trunking

Virtual LANS And Trunking
VLAN Identification Methods
Trunking / VLAN Trunking Protocol
VTP Versions
Verifying the VTP Configuration
Routing Between VLANs
Hot Standby Routing Protocol

Backing Up and Password Recovery

Installing a TFTP Server
Backing up/restoring The Configuration
Backing up the IOS
Password Recovery for the 2600 Series Router


A good understanding of networking concepts is essential. This can be gained from attending our CompTIA Network+ (2009) course.


About the Lead Trainer

Bernard is an instructor with over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft, Citrix, and Cisco Courses. He specialises in delivering bespoke courses leading to Cisco Certification. When he is not teaching Bernard can be found at his local golf course or is deciding the destination for his next holiday!