The training will give you knowledge about the complex concepts and commands necessary to configure routes for scalable operation in large and/or growing networks.
The instructor will angle on the operational design and scaling principles of routing protocols used in large-scale networks.

Target audience

This course is aimed at technical personnel that need a deeper understanding of how to implement advanced routing configurations.


Basic working knowledge of bridges and routers and a complete understanding of the OSI model, IP addressing, and IP subnetting.


This is a theoretical training with practical exercises.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

Course content

Routing Overview Routing

  • Routing Fundamentals
  • Static Routing
  • Configuring Dynamic Routing
  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
  • Link-State Routing Protocols
  • Default Routing

Default Routing Overview

  • Configuring Static Default Routes.
  • Default Route Caveats

Floating Static Routes

  • Configuring Floating Static Routes


  • Convergence Issues

Route Calculation

  • Route Calculation Fundamentals
  • The Initiation of Routing Updates
  • Routing Metrics

OSPF Overview

  • Issues Addressed by OSPF
  • OSPF Terminology
  • OSPF States
  • OSPF Network Types
  • The OSPF Hello Protocol

OSPF Operation

  • Steps of OSPF Operation
  • Step 1: Establish Router Adjacencies
  • Step 2: Elect a DR and a BDR
  • Step 3: Discover Routes
  • Step 4: Select Appropriate Routes
  • Step 5: Maintain Routing Information

OSPF Configuration and Verification

  • Configuring OSPF on Routers Within a Single Area
  • Optional Configuration Commands
  • show Commands
  • clear and debug Commands

Multiarea OSPF Operation

  • Creating Multiple OSPF Areas
  • OSPF Router Types
  • OSPF LSA and Area Types
  • Configuring OSPF Operation Across Multiple Areas
  • Flooding LSUs to Multiple Areas
  • Updating the Routing Table
  • Opaque LSAs

Multiarea OSPF Configuration and Verification

  • Using and Configuring OSPF Multiarea Components
  • Configuring OSPF Route Summarization
  • Verifying Multiarea OSPF Operation

Stub, Totally Stubby, and Not-So-Stubby Areas

  • Using Stub and Totally Stubby Areas
  • Stub and Totally Stubby Area Criteria
  • Configuring Stub and Totally Stubby Areas
  • OSPF Stub Area Configuration Example
  • OSPF Totally Stubby Area Configuration Example
  • NSSA Overview
  • How NSSA Operates
  • Configuring NSSA

Virtual Links

  • Meeting the Backbone Area Requirements
  • Configuring Virtual Links
  • Virtual Link Configuration Example

Routing Information Protocol Version 2103 RIPv2 Overview

  • RIPv2 Operation
  • RIPv2 Message Format
  • Compatibility with RIPv1
  • Classless Route Lookups
  • Classless Routing Protocols
  • Authentication
  • Limitations of RIPv2

Configuring RIPv2

  • Basic RIPv2 Configuration
  • Compatibility with RIPv1
  • Discontiguous Subnets and Classless Routing
  • Configuring Authentication

Verifying RIPv2 Operation

  • show Commands
  • debug Commands

IS-IS Fundamentals

  • OSI Protocols
  • OSI Terminology
  • ES-IS and IS-IS
  • Integrated IS-IS
  • OSPF Versus IS-IS

ISO Addressing

  • NSAPs.
  • NETs.
  • ISO Addressing with Cisco Routers
  • Identifying Systems in IS-IS

IS-IS Operation

  • High-Level View of IS-IS Operation
  • OSI PDUs
  • IS-IS Hello Messages
  • IS-IS Link-State PDU (LSP) Formats
  • IS-IS Routing Levels
  • IS-IS Adjacencies
  • Designated Intermediate Systems (DIS) and Pseudonodes (PSN)
  • IS-IS Data Flow
  • LSP Flooding and Synchronization
  • IS-IS Metrics
  • IS-IS Network Types
  • SPF Algorithm

IP Routing with Integrated IS-IS

  • OSI, IP, and Dual
  • Suboptimal IS-IS Routing
  • Intra-Area and Interarea Integrated IS-IS Routing Example

Configuration of Integrated IS-IS

  • Basic Configuration of Integrated IS-IS
  • Multiarea Integrated IS-IS Configuration

Integrated IS-IS Operation in a WAN Environment

  • Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Operation with IS-IS
  • Configuring Integrated IS-IS in a WAN Environment
  • Frame Relay Point-to-Point Scenario with Integrated IS-IS
  • Frame Relay Point-to-Multipoint Scenario with Integrated IS-IS
  • Detecting Mismatched Interfaces with Integrated IS-IS


  • BGP Characteristics
  • BGP Implementations
  • BGP Databases
  • BGP Peers
  • Comparing EBGP and IBGP
  • BGP Path Attributes
  • BGP Route Selection
  • BGP Route Aggregation
  • BGP Route Reflect and Confederation
  • BGP Multi Homing
  • BGP HA Technologies
  • BGP Troubleshooting

Duration: 3 days


Classroom training: € 2410

Virtual classroom training: € 1680

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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