15-5 Day(s)


This course focuses on providing the skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router,connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.

At the end of this course a student should be able to complete the configuration and implementation of a small branch office network under supervision.

Skills Gained

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how networks function, identifying major components, functions of network components, and the OSI reference model
  • Using the host-to-host packet delivery process, describe issues that are related to increasing traffic on an Ethernet LAN and identify switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues
  • Describe the reasons for extending the reach of a LAN, and the methods that can be used, with a focus on RF wireless access
  • Describe the reasons for connecting networks with routers, and how routed networks transmit data through using TCP/IP
  • Describe the function of WANs and the major devices of WANs, and configure PPP encapsulation, static and dynamic routing, and PAT and RIP routing
  • Use the CLI to discover neighbors on the network and manage router startup and configuration


  • Basic computer literacy, including the use of general office software such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Basic Windows navigation and keyboard literacy skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic email usage skills

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Building a Simple Network

  • Exploring the Functions of Networking
  • Securing the Network
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Understanding TCP/IP Internet Layer
  • Understanding TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Ethernet
  • Connecting to an Ethernet LAN

Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs)

  • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
  • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Operating Cisco IOS Software
  • Starting a Switch
  • Understanding Switch Security
  • Maximising the Benefits of Switching
  • Troubleshooting Switch Issues

Wireless Local Area Networks (LANs)

  • Exploring Wireless Networking
  • Understanding WLAN Security
  • Implementing a WLAN
  • VoIP Requirements

LAN Connections

  • Exploring the Functions of Routing
  • Understanding Binary Basics
  • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
  • Starting a Cisco Router
  • Configuring a Cisco Router
  • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Understanding Cisco Router Security
  • UsingCisco SDM
  • Using a Cisco Router as a DHCP Server
  • Accessing Remote Devices


  • Understanding WAN Technologies
  • Enabling the Internet Connection
  • Enabling Static Routing
  • Configuring Serial Encapsulation
  • Enabling Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

Network Environment Management

  • Discovering neighbors on the network
  • Managing Cisco Router Startup and Configuration
  • Managing Cisco Devices


  • Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools
  • Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
  • Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information
  • Lab 2-1: Connecting to Remote Lab Equipment
  • Lab 2-2: Performing Switch Startup and Initial Configuration
  • Lab 2-3: Enhancing the Security of Initial Switch Configuration
  • Lab 2-4: Operating and Configuring a Cisco IOS Device
  • Lab 4-1: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
  • Lab 4-2: Classifying Network Addressing
  • Lab 4-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
  • Lab 4-4: Calculating Subnet Masks
  • Lab 4-5: Performing Initial Router Startup
  • Lab 4-6: Performing Initial Router Configuration
  • Lab 4-7: Enhancing the Security of the Initial Router Configuration
  • Lab 4-8: Using Cisco SDM to Configure DHCP Server Function
  • Lab 4-9: Managing Remote Access Sessions
  • Lab 5-1: Connecting to the Internet
  • Lab 5-2: Connecting to the Main Office
  • Lab 5-3: Enabling Dynamic Routing to the Main Office
  • Lab 6-1: Using Cisco Discovery Protocol
  • Lab 6-2: Managing Router Startup Options
  • Lab 6-3: Managing Cisco Devices
  • Lab 6-4: Confirming the Reconfiguration of the Branch Network

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
4 3600 $3600 2018-09-12
15 799 $799 2018-05-19
15 799 $799 2018-05-14
15 9450 $9450 2017-10-30
5 4675 $4675 2017-10-16
15 9450 $9450 2017-10-16
15 9450 $9450 2017-10-09
5 4675 $4675 2017-10-09
5 4675 $4675 2017-10-02
15 9450 $9450 2017-09-25