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Through successful completion of this course and undertaking the Cisco Interconnecting Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1) exam, reference 100-105, you will gain a Cisco Certifed Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) qualifiation and be well on your way to gain all the knowledge required to go on and become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 40 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 40 hours

About This Course

Routing and Switching Fundamentals Part 1– CCENT is a highly advantageous course to embark upon if you’re looking for a career in IT.

You’ll gain the essential skills of being able to plan, configure, and operate simple WAN and switched LAN networks. Complemented by the ability to successfully install, operate and troubleshoot systems within a small office network.


  • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate*
  • Prepare to gain a competitive edge with the Cisco CCENT exam.
  • Increased earning potential
  • Courses meet the requirements to pass examination 100-105* ICND1®.

There are five sessions in this course: -

Session 1: Introduction, Network Models, Infrastructure Components, Topologies and Troubleshooting, IPv4 Addressing, IPv4 Subnetting, IPv4 Address Types, IPv6 Addressing, IPv6 Addressing Types.

Session 2: Switching Concepts, Ethernet and Troubleshooting, Configure Layer 2 Protocols, Port Security.

Session 3: Routing Concepts, Routing Tables, Routing Configurations, Setting Up IPv4 Routes, Setting Up IPv6 Routes, RIPv2 for IPv4.

Session 4: Infrastructure Services, DHCP, NTP, ACL, NAT.

Session 5: Device Monitoring and Management, Initial Device Configuration, Device Maintenance, IOS Tools, Course Recap.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

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Aims and Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate* and you will be fully prepared to take the Cisco ICND1®; exam #100-105 – which will enable you to go on and take the Cisco’s certification path for Routing and Switching.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.


There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

Once you’ve gained the ICND1 certification, your natural next step is to progress on to the ICND2 Certification (examination 200-105). Gaining a full Cisco CCNA qualification will set you on the right path to work in the IT industry as a Network Engineer, Systems Engineer or Network Administrator.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.