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Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1

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Note: The exam associated with this course was retired August 20, 2016. However, this course still retains value as a training resource. For our most up-to-date training, please watch Jeremy Cioara's CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 v3.0 course....
Note: The exam associated with this course was retired August 20, 2016. However, this course still retains value as a training resource. For our most up-to-date training, please watch Jeremy Cioara's CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 v3.0 course.

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Trainer Jeremy Cioara covers basic networking topics including network components, configuring and managing Cisco devices, troubleshooting, security, and more — while preparing learners for the CCENT certification exam.

This ICND1-focused course provides an excellent starting point for your networking career. Beginning with the foundations of cabling, network diagrams, and components, you will soon find yourself learning the network concepts and configurations that sustain nearly every organization in the world. The main objective of the ICND1 course (correlating to the Cisco CCENT certification) is to equip you with the skills necessary to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office network. However, after watching a few ICND1 Nuggets, you’ll find that you feel equipped to handle much more!

The Cisco Certified Entry-level Network Technician (CCENT) certification, achieved by passing the ICND1 certification exam, is the starting point of nearly every other Cisco certification.

Recommended Experience
  • Basic understanding of computer functions (email, web browser, etc.)
  • Some background in technology suggested, but not required
Recommended Equipment
  • Cisco 2600 series router
  • Cisco 2950 or 3550 (ideal) switch
Related Certifications
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
Related Job Functions
  • Network technician
  • Network engineer

Jeremy Cioara has been a CBT Nuggets trainer since 2003 and holds a variety of Cisco certifications, including CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, and CCIE R&S.
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1. Welcome to ICND1: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most From This Course (25 min)
2. Cisco Foundations: Network Components, Diagrams, Cables, and Speed (41 min)
3. Cisco Foundations: Speaking the Language of the OSI Model (47 min)
4. Cisco Foundations: Basic IP Addressing (34 min)
5. Cisco Foundations: Basic IP Addressing — Filling in the Gaps (42 min)
6. Cisco Foundations: How Applications Speak — TCP and UDP (42 min)
7. Cisco Foundations: How Applications Speak — TCP and UDP, Part 2 (26 min)
8. Cisco Foundations: Configuring a Cisco Device — Programs and Console Connections (29 min)
9. Switching: Welcome to the World of Switching! (33 min)
10. Switching: Working with the Cisco IOS (38 min)
11. Switching: Base Configuration (41 min)
12. Switching: Base Configuration, Part 2 (47 min)
13. Switching: Configuring SSH, User Accounts, and Password Encryption (42 min)
14. Switching: Managing Port Security (34 min)
15. Switching: Cisco Switching — Day to Day (33 min)
16. Switching: Understanding VLANs and Trunks (25 min)
17. Switching: Understanding VTP and 802.1q (33 min)
18. Switching: Configuring Trunking, VTP, and VLANs (46 min)
19. Routing: Understanding Routing Core (35 min)
20. Routing: Practical Routing - Enhancing VLANs (38 min)
21. Routing: Speaking Binary (32 min)
22. Routing: Creating Subnets Based on Network Requirements (53 min)
23. Routing: Creating Subnets Based on Host Requirements (25 min)
24. Routing: Reverse Engineering Subnet Problems (16 min)
25. Routing: Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM) (19 min)
26. Routing: Implementing Static Routing (40 min)
27. Routing: Routing Protocols Concepts (39 min)
28. Routing: Understanding and Configuring OSPF (49 min)
29. Routing: Using Access Control Lists (24 min)
30. Routing: Configuring and Applying Standard Access Control Lists (51 min)
31. Routing: Configuring and Applying Extended Access Control Lists (68 min)
32. Routing: NAT Concepts (27 min)
33. Routing: NAT Configuration (41 min)
34. Routing: IPv6 Concepts (39 min)
35. Routing: IPv6 Configuration (34 min)
36. Cisco Certification - Building a CCNA Lab (12 min)
37. Cisco Certification - Studying for Cisco Exams (7 min)
38. Cisco Certification - My Journey (28 min)
39. ICND1 Supplement: Floating Statics, DHCP Services, and CDP (34 min)
40. ICND1 Supplement: Using Show Commands like a Cisco Ninja (12 min)

Welcome to ICND1: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most From This Course


>> Welcome to ICND1. My name is Jeremy Cioara and I'm going to be with you for the entire CCNA series, which is awesome. Because CCNA is awesome in itself. It's just such great technology. As well as one of the most valuable certifications that you can get.


And actually let me take that as a springboard to talk about what's in this nugget. Welcome to the intro. I want to go through a frequently asked questions, like, what's up with Cisco certification? Why do I want it? What is CCNA? Where does it fit? How long does it last?


How hard is the exam? You know, all those kinds of things. Let me just kind of put together a packed question and answer on Cisco Certification. I'm going to look at CCNA 2013. This is the third time I've rerecorded CCNA since I've been with CBT Nuggets.


Because Cisco is always adding more, changing it, updating the technology, so we'll look at what's new there. I want to talk about how we change at CBT Nuggets. You're probably like, 'Dude! You've had too much coffee or something! Settle down!" Actually I haven't had any coffee this morning.


It's all CCNA adrenaline buddy! CBT Nuggets just has a completely different way of training, which sometimes takes a little getting used to. Most of the time people are just like, "Woohoo! Enjoy the ride." And then finally, I want to talk about how you can get the most from this series.


How can you take this, apply this straight to your job, straight to the certification, and walk away with the most you can possibly get from this series. So let's dive right in to Cisco's certification and all its glory. First off, who is this company, Cisco?


Well, Cisco is the inventor of the router many moons ago, which strung board them into getting their network equipment into just about every internet service provider, every business, even a lot of homes all around the world have some form of Cisco technology.


I mean, their technology spans [pause] product line after product line. VoiceOver IP, security appliances, routers, switches. There is so much that they create that I can't even put it in a nutshell. There's just a lot. I think of them as like the Microsoft of networking technology.


Now, Cisco certification is immensely valuable because not only are they the market leader, but everybody's following Cisco. I mean Cisco's real claim to fame. If you really want to know the secret sauce of Cisco, it's all called IOS. Internet Work Operating System.


It's their software that runs their products. It's not even the hardware, the boxes themselves, it's the software that runs it. It's kind of the de facto standard and everybody kind of follows that. I mean if you've ever seen, obviously you've seen Microsoft Windows, well if you look at the latest renditions of Linux, they're starting to gain a little traction because they've made themselves look enough like Windows that people are starting to accept them.


And a lot of other network vendors out there are like, "Man, well if we're going to play this game, we've got to make our operating system, our way of interfacing with our devices, enough like Cisco so somebody would be willing to take the jump and not have to relearn everything that they've learned at Cisco." So, knowing Cisco is just a huge benefit.


Also, employers are looking for this because Cisco incentifies them. Is that a word? I just made it up. They have incentive to hire you. Cisco says, "You know what? If you hire certified people and certified people with depth to them, you know, multiple certified people, we'll give you discounts on our Cisco equipment.


You'll move up in your partner relationship and get 'X' percentage points of discounts off on our equipment." So businesses, especially people that deal specifically in Cisco technologies are very interested in people that are certified because it's an immediate return on investment along with knowing that when people pass a Cisco certification exam, they know what they're doing.


I mean these certification exams are not just, "Oh, I read a book and now I can pass it." I mean, you really got to know your stuff to get into the Cisco world. Now, how do you get them? I haven't mentioned, you pass a certification exam or more. For instance, to pass, to get the CCENT certification, you pass the ICND1 exam, which is actually what this series lines up to.


It's kind of the foundation of every Cisco certification out there. [Laughing] Yeah. It's important. Then as you move on, for instance, the CCNP currently has three exams. So you have to pass three individual exams and now you're a Cisco certified network professional in routing and switching.


You can see all of these different tracks that are there. So, as you pass these exams you gain certifications and you can use their credentials, get their logos on your business cards and all that. These exams all last three years. Now that immediately raises some red flags for people.


They're going, "What do you mean? I put all this time and money and effort into all of this and it's going to expire after three years?" Well, yes, but keep in mind, number one, that Cisco realizes technology is always changing. So if you don't keep your certifications current, technology 10 years ago isn't the same as it was today.


And they don't want you to go out and say, "Oh, I'm a CCNP . I'm a CCIE and give people the wrong impression are up and coming on technology. Also Cisco knows that if you leave the career, if you leave the industry for a long time, you're going to start losing some of those skills.


So, what they said is, "Okay, well, let's say you get a CCENT, that now has a three-year life span." Now, let's say that two years later. I would never think somebody would do this, but it can be done. Two years later, you pass ICND2. ICND2. So, ICND1 gives you the CCND.


ICND2 with ICND1 gives you a CCNA routing and switching. Well what happens when you pass that exam, is now you've got a CCENT that's renewed for three years, you have a CCNA that lasts for three years, and you're now, you know, ready [laughing] I had my emphasis like there was some grand conclusion, well that was it!


Now you've got a CCENT and a CCNA that both last for three years. Okay, so let's go further. Let's say two years later, just as an example, you take the first exam of the CCNP routing and switching. You take one exam here. Well, once you do that and you pass that exam, it automatically renews your CCNA routing and switching and your CCENT for three additional years.


Now it's not cumulative like if you [audible]. No, you just got a fresh three years on that. And as you pass the second exam, you get a fresh three years on the previous exam. See what I mean? So it's not hard. It's not one of those things where, man, let me just give you an example.


I've been in Cisco long enough that I have all of these certifications. I have achieved them all, not these two, but if I had to keep every single one of them up to date, that's all I would do, that would be career is testing. Because there's so many exams that I would have to take.


Well instead, what I do is, every two years, the CCIE routing and switching was just a different animal altogether, lasts for two years. Every two years I take the written renewal exam for that. As soon as I pass that it not only renews my CCIE for two additional years, but all of the other certifications, essentially all the lower certifications that I have get renewed for two years, well actually these guys get renewed for three years, as well, right?


So it's just one exam to rule them all at that point. It goes horizontal, as well. Let's say you've got a CCNA routing and switching and you say, "Oh man, I'm ready to get into voice." Well you take and you pass this, you got a CCNA voice that lasts for three.


This gets renewed for three years. I feel like I'm trying to sell you something. And then, by now, and then you get, it's not that way, but the reason I bring that up is a lot of people are used to the college degree world. Where it's like, "Okay, I got a college degree now I'm set for life.


Right? I now have this certificate that does that." Well, certification and college degrees are very different. I actually created a MicroNugget, so CBT Nuggets have MicroNuggets that are free that you can take where I discuss the difference between a college degree and certification.


Certifications are more dynamic. They take less time to achieve typically, but you have to keep them up and depending on what industry you're in, certifications or a college degree may be more respected than the other. But like I said, that's a whole another topic.


There's a MicroNugget just on that, so, next question. I said that there is two exams. ICND1 will get your CCENT. ICND2, when combined with ICND1, will get your CCNA, but there's additional one more. There's CCNAX, which is an all-in-one exam. The X stands for accelerated, to where you can get the CCNA certification with just one exam rather than taking the two.


So two questions on that. Some people say number one. Well do I get the CCENT, as well, if I pass that exam? No you do not, but nobody cares. If you say you're a CCNA, nobody will ask you, "Oh, are you a CCENT too?" That's just not a question that even comes up.


The second thing is well is there a financial benefit to take CCNAX? Is it less expensive? Actually, matter of fact I don't even think I've said yet, there's fees. If you didn't know, these cost money. You can't just, you know [laughing], take these exams on a whim.


I went to the view website. Actually right over here. And checked the exams. And they are currently, these prices change. Not often, but, you know [laughing], I laughed I was like, "Today's price," like tomorrow's different. But these exams, they do change here and there.


So for the individual exams. So ICND1 right there. ICND2 right there. They're $150.00 each. The all-in-one exam is $295.00. So is there a financial benefit? No. Five bucks. Okay? Why do they have the all-in-one exam? Well, it is for people, it is designed for people that already have a CCNA and it's going to expire, so they just want to get the CCNA exam.


They don't want to move on. They don't want to have study stuff that they don't know. They just want to take it again and get it. So, Cisco right on their website say, "This is for people that already have experience, they already probably have a CCNA, and they just want to renew it." So, is this more difficult?


What's the story? I would say if you're taking a step into Cisco, I would always recommend going this route. Take the two exams. It's just, I mean, if you've ever missed an exam before. If you've taken these before and you miss it, it's just so, like, ugh.


Especially when you're like, "Oh man, I just lost 300 bucks." I mean, that's painful. As well as knowing the fact that you didn't get it and you have to go back again to take it. So I always tell people, take the two-exam route. Why? Time. It's the same questions.


CCNAX is the same questions that you're going to get on ICND1 and ICND2. However, it's just, I've taken all three of these and it's just CCNAX is more time constrained. You gotta not only know your stuff, you got to be quick at doing it. So, if you're going this route.


I mean you also get the feeling of like, "Yeah! I accomplished a milestone." Where CCNAX is like, man, it's like a sledgehammer. You either score big or, you know, it's like gambling, right? You either score big or you lose big. So, can I retake these exams?


Another question. If I fail it, can I retake it? Yes you can. They will have a waiting period. It's like a couple weeks before you can schedule the exam again, but you can take them as much as you want. Obviously, at $150.00 or $300.00 a pop, you're not going to want to retake them that often, but you can take them again and again and again and again.


Now I know there may be more questions on certification, but I'm hoping to answer those as I can go and I've also made some more nuggets I'll tell you about at the end of the series to help in your certification prep. So, CCNA 2013. What is new? What has changed in this environment?


Well, this has been the first major revision of CCNA since 2007. I looked back and said, "Okay. What was new in 2007?" 2007 was where they first split the CCNA into two separate exams. To where originally there was only one CCNA exam. Then they decided to say, "Okay, well let's create this CCENT and CCNA." And so now we've got the two exams.


So we have to say, "Well what did they do beyond in the CCNA?" So now in ICND1 they've just made it more complex. They've added more subnetting, introducing topics that were never there before, like variable length subnet masking. They've added more depth to the topic.


For instance, they started getting into network address translation, access control lists, and VLANS, which those used to be all in the ICND2. Like, they mentioned NAT previously in the previous version of ICND1, but they never really got into the deep configuration, as a matter of fact, Cisco really expected to you to NAT configuration only by using the SDM.


Security Device Manager. That is the graphic interface. The GUI that Cisco created to work with their devices. Now you will find out quickly, in the Cisco world it is all command-line based. Now Cisco has started putting their toes in the water on creating graphic interfaces, but when it comes down to it, to really do troubleshooting, to really get nitty gritty configuration, which is where Cisco specializes, you have to go beyond the GUI, which is why Cisco has gotten rid of all of that in the certification.


They said, "Okay, we're not going to teach you the GUI. You know, if you want to go do a GUI, a Graphic Interface, you can learn that yourself." That's why it's a GUI, you can go, "Next, next, finish," and configure things, it's just kind of scary to do it that way and I'll explain why as we get into the series itself.


So now we're doing command-line configuration of NAT, access control lists, and VLANS, which never even was able to get into the ICND1 before. More modern. As in the only routing protocol that you would learn in ICND1 previously was one called, RIP. Rest In Peace, is what it now stands for, it's gone!


And not gone from technology, it's still out there and will be for years and years to come. But nobody really uses, very few people really use RIP in a production network. And Cisco realized that and said, "you know what, why are we teaching people this legacy old protocol anyway?


We're now going to teach OSPF, which is the most popular routing protocol in the world." Looking at the future, Cisco is saying, "Okay, we're also going to start moving IPv6, which is becoming more and more popular worldwide. The United States is a little slow to catch up to IPv6, but it's becoming more and more popular worldwide to address the IP address shortage and really open the door for innovation in the future.


It's going to be creepy scary of how much stuff is going to be connected in the world as IP addresses no longer become an issue. So IPv6 is being added and now Cisco, you know, is kind of like, "Well, they've added all this stuff, what have they taken out?" Well, they got rid of a lot of taste testing technology.


That's what I call it. It's where instead of, in previous editions of ICND1, Cisco would say, "Well, we're going to test you on kind of the foundations of Wi-Fi, Wireless Network Technology," because, you know, Wi-Fi is a big topic. So they put enough in there to where you kind of get your toes wet, but not really know much at all.


So they started yanking stuff like that out. They're like, "You know what? Now we've got a whole certification dedicated to wireless. If you want to know wireless, go take that certification." They got rid of serial connections to where ICND1 truly is kind of like local, land-based configuration.


They don't get into point-to-point WAN links anyway. Because that was kind of duplicated over here. You learned about it in ICND1 and then learn about it more in ICND2 and kind of repeat that information. So they said, "Let's move all that over there." They also got rid of security.


They're like, "Ah! That's not good." Well, security [pause] is a huge topic. I mean, you saw in the certification you had the CCNP Security, CCNA Security. It's a huge topic and it really, you're going to learn that there is some security in here, but there's just a lot of fluff stuff on security.


It's the best way I can say it and ICND1 previously, that was kind of like, okay, they give you a knowledge of security, but not really enough to do anything with it. So they said, "Let's get rid of all these taste testing topics to make room." Now, that being said, did they remove enough to justify all the stuff that they added?


No they did not. Cisco removed a massive amount of, or I should say, added a massive amount of stuff to ICND1. Honestly, as they released ICND1 the barrier to entry in this technology, I think, moved significantly higher. If you think about it, Cisco is now teaching their curriculum, their technology, even in high school classes.


To where kids going into high school are able to learn Cisco technology and Cisco is just saying, "You know what? We're now expecting that people are going to have a fairly good technology feel because we live in a technology world." And, and couple that with Cisco did some studies and said, "You know what?


We're finding a lot of people getting their CCENT or their CCNA and stopping." Like they're not going any further. So, they said previously, "Well, you know, it gives them enough to be dangerous." They're kind of like, "Oh, you know what? No more." If you want to claim to be a CCNA and stop there, you're going to know, you're going to know a whole of stuff.


You're going to really have, not just getting your feet wet, but a master of technology. So, as you look at these two combined, ICND2 became a huge amount of troubleshooting. Now, you might say, "Well why introduce a lot of troubleshooting?" Troubleshooting shows a mastery of the topic.


When you're thinking about levels of knowledge, you kind of start off, okay I know nothing. Then maybe you start learning about something and you get to the point where you're like, "Okay, I can explain that." Right? To where I know the concept, like I know what NAT is, I'm translating IP addresses and all that, so I can explain that to somebody.


But to go beyond that you say, "Okay, well now I can configure something." So if I have a clean router and it's no other configuration, I can configure network address translation, right? So that's kind of like a third level of knowledge. Then we come over here to the final level, which is troubleshooting.


Troubleshooting not only means that you know how to do something in a clean environment, but also you can walk into an environment that's messy and you can start diagnosing things that are wrong. You can look and go, "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! It seems like you're doing this based on these results I'm seeing.


I know that something might not be configured correctly." And so you can back and configure something correctly even in very complex environments. So ICND2 really added a whole bunch of troubleshooting on all topics. Switching, routing, access control lists, network address translation.


There's just this big picture mindset of how do I fix it if it's broken? They've added more switching topics. A lot more on spanning tree protocol, which is a loop prevention mechanism in networks. A lot more on EtherChannel, which never even made it into the CCNA before.


I've actually seen a lot of topics that were previously CCNP level topics migrate their way down into the ICND2 now or the CCNA certification. Really right here. EIGRP in a lot more depth because OSPF used to be only an ICND2 topic before. Now it's covered, at its base level, in ICND1 and now at ICND2 they're like, "Man, we're going all out." You're getting multi-area OSPF.


Previously only covered in the CCNP. You're getting OSPF version 3, which is OSPF for the IPv6 protocol, previously barely even covered in the CCNP because it was like, "Oh well, IPv6 is still a long way out." Not anymore. It's here. So more routing.


More management. This was a topic that wasn't even in the CCNP before. Oh. To where, now, I need to know how do I monitor my Cisco routers? That's SNMP. How do I make sure that they're up and running? How do I make sure that the bandwidth levels and processer usage and memory's not being exhausted and all that?


That's a huge amount of what is part of a day-to-day Cisco administrators job. Never was even touched previously in the certification program. Assist logs. Sending messages to a server that notify you, send you a page, to do whatever, notify you if something is going wrong or prevent, provides an audit trail, so that you can find out well, "Who did that at 2 in the morning?" NetFlow allowing you see, "Well, wait a sec, not only can I see that my internet bandwidth is used, but it's all because of that guy in the cubicle over the there.


What are you doing? Get off You Tube!" You know, whatever the case is, you are able to identify flows of traffic and classify. Again, all of this, this is like. I got to change pen colors for that. Look at that! And that wasn't even in the Cisco certification program anywhere before and now it's starting to be introduced in ICND2.


Last thing is, I said more scandal prevention. Meaning IOS 15 is now the new standard version of IOS that everything's running on. Cisco introduced a massive new licensing model in IOS 15. And so they want you to know about it. Because that's a big part of what you do.


So the last two things and then we'll wrap up. How do we train at CBT Nuggets and how do you get the most from this series? Well, how do we train you? You've been experiencing it. You know a lot of white board discussions. You'll see a lot of network diagrams.


A lot of times they'll be prebuilt. Sometimes they'll go, "Oh ok, we got a router here connected to the internet and it's protecting an internal e-mail server from attacks from the outside. You got to block port 25, you know, and lock that down." So, we'll go through a lot of things like on the fly.


You'll see a lot of, you know, key facts presented. A lot of live demonstrations where we're doing the real configuration of Cisco devices right in front of you. And I will say, let me partner that with this down here, there's no script for this. You know, you can tell I'm not reading anything.


So a lot of times the demonstrations as I'm going through will get to a point where like, "Well, didn't expect that to happen," which is great because we get to go and troubleshoot it together and you get to learn a lot from my own mistakes and we figure out the solution together and go, "Oh, well that's how it is." And I think that a lot of times it's even more valuable than just seeing a pristine configuration pasted in that works every single time, for real world experience.


The sessions themselves are real short and palatable. You know, 15 to 30 minutes, sometimes a little more, but not much beyond that to just keep you fresh and get a topic. And also, down the road when you're in a career in Cisco you might go, "Oh, what was that access list configuration again?" And you can come right back to it and go, "Oh, there it is." You know, in a little 15-minute explanation of access list and your off and running.


So, my purpose, if I were to say my motivation is two purposes. One is knowledge and two is motivation. I'm convinced that people really do well at stuff that they enjoy. And they really enjoy stuff that they know. So it kind of partners together. The more that you know, the more you're like, "Wow, that's really cool!" I mean I can tell you, you know, going through the certifications that I have, I haven't been excited to get into some of them.


I get in there and I'm like, "Ugh. VoiceOver IP. What's so exciting about making a phone ring?" you know? But before long I'm starting to learn about the Nyquist theorem and then showing like, "ugh," resistance. I don't need to know about that. And as I learn it, I'm like, "Wow, this is really cool.


I want to explain this to somebody." Because it's really neat how you can take a phone call and turn it into bits and 1's and 0's and what's that whole process. So, that's a lot of my goals is, of course to convey the knowledge, but also to show you just how neat this is to be able to set up and build a worldwide network.


Okay, lastly, how do you get the most from this series? Number one, repeat, repeat, repeat. The beauty is you have it there. It's recorded. You can go through it many times. I mean maybe the first time you just kick back and watch. Second time you start jotting down some questions and some thoughts.


Doing a little web research on it. Third time you start trying it on your own equipment. I mean go through it as many times as you need to where you feel like you are getting a mastery of that topic. And as you're going through it, jot things down. I'm not talking, you know, on an iPad or on a computer, I'm talking grab some real old school paper and a pen, and write things down, because there is just something that engages when you start jotting things down.


I mean it doesn't even have to be sensible. Maybe you've got your paper and I'm talking about configuration and you're like, "Okay, he said enable mode," you just write down enable. Maybe you just crinkle it up and throw it away when you're all said and done.


I'm not talking about just having notes for the future to study. I'm talking about engaging multiple senses because you're retention will go way up. I mean, just draw things as I'm talking. Be like, "Okay, so he's got a router," you know, kind of repeat what I'm drawing so that you can get in that mode of just engaging in what you're hearing.


Thirdly, I'm not going to spend too much time on these two topics because if you look at the end of the series, I've actually created complete nuggets just on building a lab, like what to buy, how much it's going to cost, what to use to study and all that.


And study tactics. To where I say, "Well, here's the best way that you can study for these certification exams." But they are valid things. How to get the most is to build a lab, and I'm talking real equipment, not simulations or emulations. At this level, ICND1, I would really suggest having some real gear that you setup in your house, in your job, in your workplace, that you can work with and configure in a real environment.


There's just something to having real equipment and non-simulation and nowadays, you know, the equipment has come down hugely in price from when I first got into Cisco. So, you can do it really on the cheap. Last two things go into what I was saying on the previous slide.


Kind of that knowledge and motivation. You will love what you know. So, I always encourage you, dig deeper. I mean if there's a topic that I get into and you're like, "Well, I wonder if...?" I mean go there. Go beyond. Really get a mastery of it. Because you start to get a love for it.


Think about anything that you know well. Like if you know rock climbing or riding a bike or anything that you know well, you're excited when somebody starts talking about it. Like when you meet somebody and they're like, "Yeah, I ride bikes for a hobby." You're like, "Really?


Me too! Have you been on..." I mean you just go off because you're excited about what you know and what you enjoy. So, same thing here. As you know more about Cisco, you're going to develop a passion and a love for it that, I'm telling you, will skyrocket you.


It's almost like I want to build a flow chart to where it's like, "Okay, dig deeper, you know fall in love, you know, land an amazing job," you know it just kind of goes hand-in-hand. The more that you enjoy the better and better you'll do in your career because you're going to enjoy your career.


Let me just wrap up by saying welcome to the world of Cisco. This technology is awesome. You're really going to enjoy this series and I hope when you reach the end you're going to be like, "Man, I just can't wait for more!" And get into the ICND2, get your CCNA certification.


I mean there's a lot of opportunity in the future with this technology. I hope this has been informative for you and I would like to thank you for viewing.

Cisco Foundations: Network Components, Diagrams, Cables, and Speed

Cisco Foundations: Speaking the Language of the OSI Model

Cisco Foundations: Basic IP Addressing

Cisco Foundations: Basic IP Addressing — Filling in the Gaps

Cisco Foundations: How Applications Speak — TCP and UDP

Cisco Foundations: How Applications Speak — TCP and UDP, Part 2

Cisco Foundations: Configuring a Cisco Device — Programs and Console Connections

Switching: Welcome to the World of Switching!

Switching: Working with the Cisco IOS

Switching: Base Configuration

Switching: Base Configuration, Part 2

Switching: Configuring SSH, User Accounts, and Password Encryption

Switching: Managing Port Security

Switching: Cisco Switching — Day to Day

Switching: Understanding VLANs and Trunks

Switching: Understanding VTP and 802.1q

Switching: Configuring Trunking, VTP, and VLANs

Routing: Understanding Routing Core

Routing: Practical Routing - Enhancing VLANs

Routing: Speaking Binary

Routing: Creating Subnets Based on Network Requirements

Routing: Creating Subnets Based on Host Requirements

Routing: Reverse Engineering Subnet Problems

Routing: Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM)

Routing: Implementing Static Routing

Routing: Routing Protocols Concepts

Routing: Understanding and Configuring OSPF

Routing: Using Access Control Lists

Routing: Configuring and Applying Standard Access Control Lists

Routing: Configuring and Applying Extended Access Control Lists

Routing: NAT Concepts

Routing: NAT Configuration

Routing: IPv6 Concepts

Routing: IPv6 Configuration

Cisco Certification - Building a CCNA Lab

Cisco Certification - Studying for Cisco Exams

Cisco Certification - My Journey

ICND1 Supplement: Floating Statics, DHCP Services, and CDP

ICND1 Supplement: Using Show Commands like a Cisco Ninja

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