Cisco CCNA Course Description





Networking & Security
HIPAA Compliance 


Cruise Courses
Study Resources


San Francisco







Program Info






Ethical Hacking






Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1, ICND2, CCNAX - CCNA)

Employers worldwide search for Cisco certified network experts who can effectively utilize Cisco products.  Tiburon Technical's course for CCNA certification provides all the training needed to become one of these sought after IT professionals.

Our public and private CCNA ICND1,ICND2, and CCNAX courses prepare the student to configure and troubleshoot data communications networks employing Cisco routers and switches.  These courses cover networking fundamentals as well as switch and router design, configuration, and verification specifics.

In addition to topic lectures, written exercises, and visual demonstrations of the technology, the course emphasizes hands-on learning via numerous labs designed to reinforce the concepts and commands required to set up and maintain a Cisco-driven network. 

Extra time built into the course permits the inclusion of additional practical topics beyond those required for CCNA certification.

Access to the Cisco lab equipment via the Internet (24 hours a during each class week) provides an opportunity for each student to gain additional hands-on experience with the equipment on their own schedule.

Each student pair shares a pod of equipment consisting of two switches, two routers, and two PCs.  These courses provide preparation for CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications exams (100-101 ICND1, 200-101 ICND2 or 200-120 CCNA).

Course topics include everything needed to pass the latest CCNA exams

         The OSI's 7-layer Model
  • Logical functionality at each layer

  • Internetworking devices (hubs, repeaters, switches, bridges, and routers) at each layer

  • Broadcast and collision domains

  • Encapsulation and de-encapsulation of data

Cisco's 3-Layer Model
  • Access

  • Distribution

  • Core

Utility Protocols
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

  • Ping

  • Traceroute

  • Telnet

  • Reverse Telnet  

Router and Switch Hardware Architecture
  • ROM

  • RAM


  • Flash memory

The TCP/IP Protocol Suite  
  • IP addressing, subnetting, and subnet masks

  • IPv6 basics

  • Generic Router Encapsulation (GRE)

  • Private addressing

  • Classless InterDomain Routing (CIDR)

  • Fragmentation

  • Time To Live (TTL)

  • Connection-oriented Transport Control Protocol (TCP)

  • Connectionless User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

  • Reverse ARP (RARP)

  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

  • Well-known and dynamic port numbers

  • Ports and Sockets

  • Local and directed broadcasts

  • Connectionless transport

  • Connection-oriented transport

  • Synchronization, windowing, sequence numbers, acknowledgments

  • Applications - HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP, DNS, TFTP, Telnet, and SNMP

LAN Protocols  
  • Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet


  • Token Ring

  • FDDI

  • Logical and physical topology - star, bus, ring, mesh, point-to-point
WAN Topology
  • Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)


  • Demarcation point

  • Local loop

  • Point of Presence

  • Central Office (CO)

  • Trunk lines

WAN Connections 
  • Dedicated leased lines

  • Circuit switched connections

  • Packet switched networks

WAN Protocols

  • Generic 

  • Vendor specific implementations

  • Link Control Protocol (LCP)

  • Network Control Protocols (NCPs)

  • Authentication - CHAP and PAP

  • Compression, Multilink, Magic Number and Quality Testing

Frame Relay  
  • DLCIs

  • Virtual Circuits

  • LMI

  • Inverse Address Resolution Protocol

  • Payload compression

  • Local access loop

  • Committed Information Rate (CIR)

  • Discard Eligibility (DE)

  • Flow control with FECN and BECN

  • Point-to-point and multipoint Frame Relay subinterfaces

Cabling, signaling, and connectors  
  • UTP, STP, coax, fiber

  • RJ-45, BNC, AUI, SC, and ST connectors

  • RJ-45 straight-thru, crossover, and rollover cables

  • DTE, DCE, modems, and CSU/DSU devices

  • Cisco console connections

Switching Technology  
  • VLANs and frame tagging

  • Trunking with 802.1Q

  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)

  • InterVLAN routing

  • Cut Through, Fragment Free, and Store-and-Forward switching

  • Full duplex, half duplex, and autonegotiation

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Port security

  • Switch status LEDs

Routing Technology  
  • Static, dynamic, and default routes

  • Autonomous systems

  • Interior and exterior routing protocols

  • Administrative distances and route metrics

  • Distance-Vector routing protocols - RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF

  • Routing loops, count-to-infinity, split horizon, holdowns, route poisoning, poison reverse, triggered updates

  • Link-State routing protocols

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)

Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) architecture and configuration syntax  
  • Boot up processes

  • Configuration sources

  • Command modes

  • Verification

  • Interface and subinterface configuration

  • Editing and online help features

  • Password setting and recovery

  • Saving and copying configurations

  • IOS and memory upgrade procedures

  • The Configuration Register

  • Setup mode

  • Logging into the router

  • Hosts table configuration

  • Access servers

Back To Top