ICND1 (100-115) Exam Topics

20% of the exam contains topics on network fundamentals, such as:

  1. Comparing and contrasting the OSI and TCP/IP models
    1. The OSI Model
  2. Comparing and contrasting the TCP and UDP Protocols
  3. Describe the impact of componments in a network, such as:
    1. Firewalls
    2. Access Points
    3. Wireless Controllers
  4. Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier archtectures
  5. Compare and contrast network technlogies, such as:
    1. Star
    2. Mesh
    3. Hybrid
  6. Select the appriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  7. Applying troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
    1. Perform fault isolation and documentation
    2. Resolve or escalate
    3. Verify and monitor resolution
  8. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  9. Compare and contrast IPv4 version types
    1. Unicast
    2. Broadcast
    3. Multicast
  10. Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  11. Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  12. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  13. Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  14. Compare and contrast IPv6 address types
    1. Global Unicast
    2. Unique Local
    3. Link local
    4. Multicast
    5. Modified EUI-64
    6. Autoconfiguration
    7. Anycast

26% of the exam contains contains on LAN Switching Fundamentals

  1. Describe and verify switching concepts
    1. MAC Address Learning and Aging
    2. Frame Switching
    3. Frame Flooding
    4. MAC Address Table
  2. Intrepret Ethernet Frame Format
  3. Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  4. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
    1. Access Ports
    2. Default VLAN
  5. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
    1. Trunk Ports
    2. 802.1q
    3. Native VLAN
    4. Configure and Verify Layer 2 Protocols
    5. Cisco Discovery Protocol
    6. Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  6. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
    1. Static
    2. Dynamic
    3. Sticky
    4. Max MAC address
    5. Violation Actions
    6. Err-disable Recovery

25% of the exam contains contains on Routing Fundamentals

  1. Describe the routing concepts
    1. Packet handling along the path through a network
    2. Forwarding deison based on route lookup
    3. Frame rewrite
  2. Interpret the components of a routing table
    1. Prefix
    2. Network mask
    3. Next hop
    4. Routing protocol code
    5. Administrative distance
    6. Metric
    7. Gateway of last resort
  3. Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
    1. Admin distance
  4. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
    1. Router on a stick
  5. Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  6. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
    1. Default Route
    2. Network Route
    3. Host route
    4. Floating static
  7. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)

15% of the exam contains contents on Infrastructure Services

  1. Describe DNS lookup operation
  2. Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  3. Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
    1. Server
    2. Relay
    3. Client
  4. TFTP, DNS, and gateway options
  5. Troubleshoot client and router based DHCP connectivity issues
  6. Configure and verify NTP in client/server mode
  7. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and namd access list for routed intefaces
  8. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
    1. Static
    2. Pool
    3. PAT

14% of the exam is based on infrastructure maintenance

  1. Configure and verify device monitoring using syslog
  2. Configure and verify device management
    1. Backup and restore device configuration
    2. Using Cisco Discovery Protocol and Link Layer Discovery Protocol for device discovery
    3. Licensing
    4. Logging
    5. Timezone
    6. Loopback
  3. Configure and  verify initial device configuration
  4. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
    1. Local Authentication
    2. Secure Password
    3. Access to device
      1. Source address
      2. Telnet/SSH
      3. Login Banner
    4. Perform device maintenance
      1. Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
      2. Password recovery and configuration register
      3. File system management
    5. Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
      1. Ping and traceroute with extended options
      2. Terminal monitor
      3. Log events

Source: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccna/icnd1/exam-topics