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CCENT ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator


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  • 250+ structured labs designed by expert instructors to teach hands-on skills and reinforce key networking concepts
  • Realistic environment for practicing Cisco configuration and troubleshooting, with no expensive equipment!
  • Covers IOS navigation/administration, LAN Switching, IP addressing, routing, WANs, and much more
  • Skill-building configuration exercises, configuration scenarios, complex troubleshooting scenarios, and subnetting exercises

  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • DVD
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5043-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5043-3

The most effective router and switch simulator for hands-on CCENT skills enhancement

Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator that helps you develop and improve hands-on configuration and troubleshooting skills without the investment in expensive lab hardware. This state-of-the-art, interactive simulation software enables you to practice your networking skills with more than 250 structured labs designed to help you learn by doing, the most effective method of learning. Topics covered include router and switch navigation and administration, Ethernet LAN switches, VLANs and trunking, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting, operating Cisco routers, learning IPv4 routes with OSPFv2, configuring and verifying host connectivity, subnet design, VLSM, route summarization, IPv4 Access Control Lists (ACL), Network Address Translation (NAT), IPv6 routing, and network troubleshooting.

Experience realistic network device responses as you perform each lab, which include detailed instructions, topology diagrams, critical-thinking questions, hints, and answers. Working through the labs, you will quickly become proficient with all the common Cisco IOS version 15 router and switch commands on the CCENT exam. Choose from more than 250 labs organized by lab type or by topic. Track your progress with the lab status indicator, and use the new search feature to search for commands and keywords. Review lab objectives and step-by-step instructions within each lab, opening hints and tips sections that help you when you get stuck. Record your observations on device performance in interactive tables. Enter answers to critical thinking questions and get instant feedback to verify your work. Access performance reports in this easy-to-navigate grade history screen, which store all your attempts on each lab. View device configuration details, lab question performance, time to complete each lab, and CLI activity for each device in every lab. Export lab results to PDF files for easy sharing.

Unlike other simulators on the market, the lab scenarios included in the Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Network Simulator are far more complex, challenging you to learn how to perform real-world network configuration and troubleshooting tasks.

Updated System Requirements

Windows (Minimum)

• Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 7

• 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

• 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

• 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

• DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Mac (Minimum)

• Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, or 10.8

• Intel core Duo 1.83 GHz

• 512 MB RAM (1GB Recommended)

• 1.5 GB Hard Disk space

• 32-bit color depth at 1024X768 resolution


• Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 & above

• Connection to the Internet during installation for access code validation

 This product is a single-user license desktop software application.

The 1 hour 14 minute presentation found at the following link was given by Wendell Odom to cover “Teaching the New CCENT ICND1 100-101 & CCNA ICND2 200-101 Exam Material.”


A Video Overview of the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator

Configuration Scenario Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator

Skill Builder Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator

Subnetting Exercise Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator

Troubleshooting Scenario Labs Video Walkthrough from the CCENT/CCNA Network Simulator

Table of Contents

Skill Builders:

These 129 labs are narrowly focused, enabling you to practice your configuration skills on a single topic. Coverage includes

• Router configuration

• Interface status

• NTP configuration

• Traceroute

• PC IP commands

• IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

• NAT configuration

• DHCP server configuration

• Switch configuration

• VLAN and trunking configuration

• Switch security

• Static routes

• OSPF configuration

• ACLs

Subnetting Exercises:

These 83 labs help you to perform subnetting calculations quickly and accurately, a critical skill for success on the CCENT exam. Topics covered include

• IPv4 subnet ID calculation

• IPv6 subnet ID calculation

• IP address rejection

• IP route selection

• Route summary

• VLSM overlap

• IPv6 EUI-64 calcuations

Configuration Scenarios:

These 30 labs are more broadly focused, combining multiple technologies into configuration scenarios that mimic real-world environments. These labs are longer and more complex, challenging you to put your configuration skills to the test. Topics covered include

• Navigation and administration

• IP addressing



• IPv6

• VLANs and trunking

• Switch security

• Static routing

• OSPF configuration

• ACLs

Troubleshooting Scenarios:

These 9 labs present typical troubleshooting scenarios and require you to explore the misconfigured network, isolate the issues, and correct the problems. These are very complicated and realistic scenarios that truly test your ability to perform the job of a network engineer. Topics

covered include

• Switch forwarding

• Path analysis

• Port security

• Network discovery

• IP addressing and routing

• IP routing



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