CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks.

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Course Overview

CCNAv7: 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.

The 70-hour, instructor-led course is the 1st of 3 courses in the Cisco CCNAv7 curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

E-Learning Content 17 modules
Videos 36 videos
Labs 124 hands-on and paper-based labs. CCNAv7 labs were written using Cisco 4221 routers and 2960 switches. Previous equipment such as the 1941 and 2901 routers can be used, but some modifications for router interface names will be required.
Packet Tracer Activities 31 Packet Tracer activities Simulation and modeling activities designed for skills exploration, acquisition, reinforcement and expansion.
Interactive Activities 12 Interactive activities
Syntax Checkers 10 Syntax Checker activities Small simulations that expose learners to Cisco command line to practice configuration skills.
Check Your Understanding 64 CYUs CYUs are per topic online, self-diagnostic quizzes to help learners gauge content understanding. CYU activities are designed to let students quickly determine if they understand the content and can proceed, or if they need to review. CYU activities do not affect student grades.
Module Quizzes 17 Self-assessments that integrate concepts and skills learned throughout the series of topics presented in the module.
Module Group Exams 6 Instructor Activated Assessments that assesses content from multiple modules. These assessment provide learners the opportunity to apply and validate knowledge learned throughout the course.
Final Exam 1 Dynamic Final Exam with Secured Activation Variables in the design of the exam allows an instructor to administer unique exams to each student and assess each student’s learning individually. With Secured Activation, individual assessment item preview and review is disabled to improve validity and security of this summative assessment. Instructors are provided with a visual summary view of how students performed against the competencies outlined for the course.
Packet Tracer Skills Assessment (PTSA) End-of-Course Feedback 1 end-of-course survey to provide feedback for the course.
Accessibility New UI complies with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Guidelines. All pages contain accessible text and highly descriptive media transcripts. All PDF files in the curriculum have been created with accessible features. Videos have closed captioning available. UI is screen reader and keyboard accessible.
Certificate of Completion The successful completion of the end-of-course assessment and end-of-course survey are required for receiving the Certificate of Completion.

Course Outline

  • Networking Today
  • Basic Switch and End Device Configuration
  • Protocols and Models
  • Physical Layer
  • Number Systems
  • Data Link Layer
  • Ethernet Switching
  • Network Layer
  • Address Resolution
  • Basic Router Configuration
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • ICMP
  • Transport Layer
  • Application Layer
  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Build a Small Network

Course instructor

Koami pedado

Founder / Executive Director / Lead Instructor

Passion: I love all aspects of the Computer Network Engineering profession, both as a Network Engineer working in the field representing ECS, and as a Cisco Certified Academic Instructor (CCAI) at NTI where I provide my students with the guidance, direction and technical training they need to secure their first job in IT as well as a continued advanced training.