Routing Protocols and Concepts

Routing Protocols and ConceptsThis course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Students complete a basic procedural lab, followed by basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting labs in each chapter. Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts, and allow students to model and analyze routing processes that may be difficult to visualize or understand.


Students who complete Routing Protocols and Concepts will be able to perform the following functions:

Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of a router
Explain the critical role routers play in enabling communications across multiple networks
Describe the purpose and nature of routing tables
Describe how a router determines a path and switches packets
Explain the route lookup process and determine the path packets will take in a network
Configure and verify basic operations for a newly-installed router
Describe the purpose of static routes and the procedure for configuring them
Configure and verify static and default routing
Describe the role of dynamic routing protocols and place these protocols in the context of modern network design
Describe how metrics are used by routing protocols and identify the metric types used by dynamic routing protocols
Identify the characteristics of distance vector routing protocols
Describe the network discovery process of distance vector routing protocols using Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Describe the functions, characteristics, and operations of the RIPv1 protocol
Compare and contrast classful and classless IP addressing
Describe classful and classless routing behaviors in routed networks
Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network 

Describe the main features and operations of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing  Protocol (EIGRP)

Use advanced configuration commands with routers implementing EIGRP and OSPF
Describe the basic features and concepts of link-state routing protocols
Describe the purpose, nature, and operations of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol
Configure and verify basic RIPv1, RIPv2, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network
Use router show and debug commands to troubleshoot common errors that occur in small routed networks


Prerequisites: Network Fundamentals

Chapter 1. Introduction to Routing and Packet Forwarding

1.0 Chapter Introduction
1.1 Inside the Router
1.2 CLI Configuration and Addressing
1.3 Building the Routing Table
1.4 Path Determination and Switching Functions
1.5 Router Configuration Labs
1.6 Chapter Labs
1.7 Chapter Summary
1.8 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 2. Static Routing

2.0 Chapter Introduction
2.1 Routers in Networks
2.2 Router Configuration Review
2.3 Exploring Directly-Connected Networks
2.4 Static Routes with 'Next Hop' Addresses
2.5 Static Routes with Exit Interfaces
2.6 Summary and Default Static Routes
2.7 Managing and Troubleshooting Static Routes
2.8 Static Route Configuration Labs
2.9 Chapter Labs
2.10 Chapter Summary
2.11 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 3. Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocols

3.0 Chapter Introduction
3.1 Introduction and Advantages
3.2 Classifying Dynamic Routing Protocols
3.3 Metrics
3.4 Administrative Distances
3.5 Routing Protocol and Subnetting Activities
3.6 Chapter Labs
3.7 Chapter Summary
3.8 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 4. Distance Vector Routing Protocols

4.0 Chapter Introduction
4.1 Introduction to Distance Vector Routing Protocols
4.2 Network Discovery
4.3 Routing Table Maintenance
4.4 Routing Loops
4.5 Distance Vector Routing Protocols Today
4.6 Chapter Labs
4.7 Chapter Summary
4.8 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 5. RIP Version 1

5.0 Chapter Introduction
5.1 RIPv1: Distance Vector, Classful Routing Protocol
5.2 Basic RIPv1 Configuration
5.3 Verification and Troubleshooting
5.4 Automatic Summarization
5.5 Default Route and RIPv1
5.6 Chapter Labs
5.7 Chapter Summary
5.8 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 6. VLSM and CIDR

6.0 Chapter Introduction
6.1 Classful and Classless Addressing
6.2 VLSM
6.3 CIDR
6.4 VLSM and Route Summarization Activity
6.5 Chapter Labs
6.6 Chapter Summary
6.7 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 7. RIPv2

7.0 Chapter Introduction
7.1 RIPv1 Limitations
7.2 Configuring RIPv2
7.3 VLSM and CIDR
7.4 Verifying and Troubleshooting RIPv2
7.5 RIPv2 Configuration Labs
7.6 Chapter Labs
7.7 Chapter Summary
7.8 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 8. The Routing Table: A Closer Look

8.0 Chapter Introduction
8.1 The Routing Table Structure
8.2 Routing Table Lookup Process
8.3 Routing Behavior
8.4 Routing Table Labs
8.5 Chapter Labs
8.6 Chapter Summary
8.7 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 9. EIGRP

9.0 Chapter Introduction
9.1 Introduction to EIGRP
9.2 Basic EIGRP Configuration
9.3 EIGRP Metric Calculation
9.4 DUAL
9.5 More EIGRP Configuration
9.6 EIGRP Configuration Labs
9.7 Chapter Labs
9.8 Chapter Summary
9.9 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 10. Link-State Routing Protocols

10.0 Chapter Introduction
10.1 Link-State Routing Protocols
10.2 Implementing Link-State Routing Protocols
10.3 Chapter Labs
10.4 Chapter Summary
10.5 Chapter Quiz

Chapter 11. OSPF

11.0 Chapter Introduction
11.1 Introduction to OSPF
11.2 Basic OSPF Configuration
11.3 The OSPF Metric
11.4 OSPF and Multi-Access Networks
11.5 More OSPF Configuration
11.6 OSPF Configuration Labs
11.7 Chapter Labs
11.8 Chapter Summary
11.9 Chapter Quiz