CSI-HO-008 – Layer 3 IPv4 Routing 101

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1-Day Instructor Led Hands On Lab Class
Available in either Web Based delivery or On-Site Delivery
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students

Course Description

Knowing the fundamentals of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) Routing and the function of the Control Plane is vital to anyone who is in the networking field today, whether it be Service Provider level or Enterprise level. This insightful and revealing course has been designed to focus on the systems approach, the engineering thinking behind IPv4 Routing using RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol), OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) and BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).  cloud routing

The course is a combination of knowledge training, systems analysis, with hands-on exercises using Cisco routers and Cisco IOS, revealing the details of IPv4 Routing and common Control Plane protocols in a swift, comprehensive, and understandable way.

Course Objectives:

To develop a “hands-on” skill set targeted at IPv4 Routing and the common Control Plane protocols in the following key areas:

  • Routing protocols and the control plane of IPv4
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIPv2)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Border Gateway Protocol version 4 (BGP4)
  • Use and understand selection options of IP routing protocols
  • Comprehend the functional difference between interior and exterior gateway protocols
  • Understand the concept of route redistribution
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 Routing


The target audience for this course is anyone in Engineering, Test, Customer Support, Technical Marketing, or even Sales and Marketing that requires a solid and complete understanding of the fundamental operations of IP Routing and control plane operation, and desires hands-on skills that can be applied to their job function.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Operations individuals that will provide IP network configuration and support services
  • Network Design Engineers that need to understand TCP/IP services and applications
  • Network Management individuals that are providing element and network management tools
  • Technical sales individuals that must be able to correlate features with functionality
  • Technical marketing individuals that want more than just a basic understanding of IP Routing
  • Certification Track individuals that need to expand their knowledge and studies
  • Network Administrators

Course Prerequisites:

This course to appeal to anyone needing the skills and knowledge of IPv4 Routing. The ideal student will have some experience in networking and operations, particularly with IPv4 Addressing and subnetting (e.g. IPv4 Addressing 101), however no prior knowledge is necessary. All students must attend with a lap-top computer with Remote Desktop Connection in order to interface to the Router Labs. If the course is held at a classroom where computers are available, the Lap-top computer will not be required but the computers must also have Internet access and Remote Desktop Connection.

Course Materials:

Students will be provided with a Course Student Guide and a Lab Guide. Also, a lab system for configuration and labs will be provided.

Related Content:

This course is part of the CellStream “101 Series” Courses. This course should be taken prior to any 201, 301, or 401 classes. After this class, if interested in the next generation IP, you should consider the Hands On IPv6 class.

Course Outline:

  • Part 1:
    • The Groundwork
    • Overview and Introductions
    • Introduction to the Distributed Internet
    • LAB 1: Verifying the Lab Network
  • Part 2:
    • The basics of IP Routing and Packet Forwarding
    • LAB 2: Routing IP Concepts
  • Part 3:
    • Anatomy of RIP and OSPF
    • Routing with RIP
    • LAB 3.1: Routing with RIP
    • Routing with OSPF
    • LAB 3.2: Interior Routing with OSPF
    • Routing with BGP
    • Route Redistribution – sharing routes
    • LAB 3.3: Exterior Routing with BGP
  • Part 4:
    • Troubleshooting Routed IP Networks
    • Insuring swift convergence
    • LAB 4: Troubleshooting Routed IP networks

Course Availability:

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