Cisco Routers and Basic Networking Training

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RouteHub is introducing a new series to our training program focused on Cisco Networking for Beginners. This series is intended for individuals starting out in IT or Server Administrators who want to get into Cisco networking. This beginners video series is focused on Routers and Basic Networking. The focus of this series is to simplify the concepts important in networking and actually relevant for real world networks. We will provide an easy approach for entry level people to understand basic networking and how to do most of it for practical environments using simple steps.

This series will help make the transition to the CCNA easier without much confusion. We will teach you about basic networking, the terms that are used, IP addresses, and much more. We will discuss and teach you how to choose the best router, information to gather, questions to ask, and how to configure all of this one step at a time.

Videos (MP4) [~287 minutes] ; for best results use the VLC player or Quicktime

Below are the topics included in this training package [~287 minutes]:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Networking
    • Basic Network Terms
    • What is a Network?
    • An Example of the Internet
    • Basic IP Addressing
    • IP Addressing in the Real World
    • Routing
    • Default Gateway
    • Interfaces on a Cisco Router
    • Traffic (HTTP, HTTPS, etc)
    • Network Services: NAT, DHCP, DNS
    • Business or User Size
  • Cisco Routers
    • Routers for a Business
    • Router Components
    • Choosing the best Cisco Router
  • Network Diagrams
  • Connecting a Cisco Router
  • Basic Cisco Commands
  • Basic Configuration
    • Passwords and User Accounts
    • Interfaces (LAN, WAN)
    • Default Gateway
    • NAT
    • DHCP
    • Computer Configuration and Testing
  • Backup Configuration
  • Upgrade the Cisco Router OS
    • Backup OS to a Server
    • Upgrade Router OS
  • Monitoring the Cisco Router
  • Password Recovery
  • Troubleshooting
  • Basic Network Design
  • Cisco Firewall Configuration
  • Full Configuration of our Cisco Router
  • Equipment Used: Cisco ISR 871W

IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.