Your 100-105 ICND1 Study Tracker


If you know anything about my approach to certifications, you will know that I am a huge proponent of building a tracker to make sure you are studying the right topics and to measure your progress and keep yourself accountable. Here is a tracker you can copy for ICND1.

NOTE: I only show Section 1 below – you need to click the READ MORE link in order to see the other sections 2 – 5.

1 Network Fundamentals
1.1 Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
1.2 Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
1.3 Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
1.3.a Firewalls
1.3.b Access points
1.3.c Wireless controllers
1.4 Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
1.5 Compare and contrast network topologies
1.5.a Star
1.5.b Mesh
1.5.c Hybrid
1.6 Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
1.7 Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
1.7.a Perform fault isolation and document
1.7.b Resolve or escalate
1.7.c Verify and monitor resolution
1.8 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
1.9 Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
1.9.a Unicast
1.9.b Broadcast
1.9.c Multicast
1.1 Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
1.12 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
1.13 Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
1.14 Compare and contrast IPv6 address types

2 LAN Switching Fundamentals
2.1 Describe and verify switching concepts
2.1.a MAC learning and aging
2.1.b Frame switching
2.1.c Frame flooding
2.1.d MAC address table
2.2 Interpret Ethernet frame format
2.3 Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal range) spanning multiple switches
2.4.a Access ports (data and voice)
2.4.b Default VLAN
2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
2.5.a Trunk ports
2.5.b 802.1Q
2.5.c Native VLAN
2.6 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
2.6.a Cisco Discovery Protocol
2.6.b LLDP
2.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
2.7.a Static
2.7.b Dynamic
2.7.c Sticky
2.7.d Max MAC addresses
2.7.e Violation actions
2.7.f Err-disable recovery
3 Routing Fundamentals
3.1 Describe the routing concepts
3.1.a  Packet handling along the path through a network
3.1.b  Forwarding decision based on route lookup 3.1.c  Frame rewrite
3.2 Interpret the components of routing table
3.2.a  Prefix
3.2.b Network mask
3.2.c Next hop
3.2.d Routing protocol code
3.2.e Administrative distance
3.2.f Metric
3.2.g Gateway of last resort
3.3 Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
3.3.a Admin distance
3.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
3.4.a  Router on a stick
3.5 Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
3.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
3.6.a Default route
3.6.b Network route
3.6.c Host route
3.6.d Floating static
3.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)
4 Infrastructure Services
4.1 Describe DNS lookup operation
4.2 Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
4.3 Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
4.3.a Server
4.3.b Relay
4.3.c Client
4.3.d TFTP, DNS, and gateway options
4.4 Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
4.5 Configure and verify NTP operating in client/server mode
4.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 standard numbered and named access list for routed interfaces
4.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
4.7.a Static
4.7.b Pool
4.7.c PAT
5 Infrastructure Maintenance
5.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring using syslog
5.2 Configure and verify device management
5.2.a Backup and restore device configuration
5.2.b Using Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP for device discovery
5.2.c Licensing
5.2.d Logging
5.2.e Timezone
5.2.f Loopback
5.3 Configure and verify initial device configuration
5.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
5.4.a Local authentication
5.4.b Secure password
5.4.c Access to device
5.4.c. (ii)  Telnet/SSH
5.4.d Login banner
5.5 Perform device maintenance
5.5.a Cisco IOS upgrades and recovery (SCP, FTP, TFTP, and MD5 verify)
5.5.b Password recovery and configuration register
5.5.c File system management
5.6 Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
5.6.a Ping and traceroute with extended option
5.6.b Terminal monitor
5.6.c Log events

2 thoughts on “Your 100-105 ICND1 Study Tracker

  1. Do you have any video’s on explaining the process of training for an exam and using your tracker.
    How to decide what to study and when.
    If you haven’t done that yet, how about going through say a simple course like CompTIA IT Fundamentals and show how the objectives and other materials can be put into your tracker format.

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