ROUTE – Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routed network. You will focus on routing protocols for both IPv4 and IPv6: EIGRP and OSPF for an enterprise and BGP for enterprise Internet connectivity. You will also learn how to redistribute routes, implement path control, and secure Cisco routers.


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

What You’ll Learn

  • Routing protocols, network technologies, and remote connectivity options
  • RIPng in an IPv6 environment
  • Technologies, operations, and metrics that EIGRP uses
  • Configure and verify EIGRP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments including optimizing its behavior and named EIGRP configuration
  • Multiarea OSPF including over different network types and how to optimize its database
  • Configure and verify OSPFv2 in IPv4 environments and OSPFv3 in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Route redistribution and how it is implemented using distribute list, prefix list, and route map filtering mechanisms
  • Use Cisco Express Forwarding for efficient Layer 3 packet forwarding
  • Implement path control using policy based routing and IP Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Establishing enterprise Internet connectivity for IPv4 and IPv6
  • BGP for enterprise IPv4 and IPv6 Internet connectivity
  • Secure Cisco routers according to best practices including the configuring routing protocol authentication

Who Needs to Attend

  • Network engineers and technicians
  • Support engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Network analysts
  • Senior network administrators
  • Anyone involved in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting routing protocols in enterprise networks


  • Taking ICND1 v2.0 and ICND2 v2.0 (or CCNAX v2.0) is highly recommended
  • Know how to:
    • Configure network fundamentals, including the ability to establish Internet, LAN, and WAN connectivity using both IPv4 and IPv6
    • Operate and support a medium-sized LAN that has multiple switches, including VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree functionality
    • Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity issues
    • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF, for both IPv4 and IPv6
    • Configure devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow
    • Manage network device security, Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses
  • Course Outline

    1. Basic Network and Routing Concepts

    • Differentiating Routing Protocols
    • Understanding Network Technologies
    • Connecting Remote Locations with the Headquarters
    • Implementing RIPng

    2. EIGRP Implementation

    • Establishing EIGRP Neighbor Relationships
    • Building the EIGRP Topology Table
    • Optimizing EIGRP Behavior
    • Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
    • Discovering Named EIGRP Configuration

    3. OSPF Implementation

    • Establishing OSPF Neighbor Relationship
    • Building the Link State Database
    • Optimizing OSPF Behavior
    • Configuring OSPFv3

    4. Configuration of Redistribution

    • Implementing Basic Routing Protocol Redistribution
    • Manipulating Redistribution Using Route Filtering

    5. Path Control Implementation

    • Using Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
    • Implementing Path Control

    6. Enterprise Internet Connectivity

    • Planning Enterprise Internet Connectivity
    • Establishing Single-Homed IPv4 Internet Connectivity
    • Establishing Single-Homed IPv6 Internet Connectivity
    • Improving Resilience of Internet Connectivity
    • Considering Advantages of Using BGP
    • Implementing Basic BGP Operations
    • Using BGP Attributes and Path Selection Process
    • Controlling BGP Routing Updates
    • Implementing BGP for IPv6 Internet Connectivity

    7. Routers and Routing Protocol Hardening

    • Securing Cisco Routers
    • Describing Routing Protocol Authentication Options
    • Configuring EIGRP Authentication
    • Configuring OSPF Authentication
    • Configuring BGP Authentication


    Students will get 50 hours of total lab time that can be used within a 90-day period that starts when they first log in to the labs.

    The following discovery labs are included in this course:

    • Discovery 1: Configuring RIPng
    • Discovery 2: Configuring and Investigating Basic EIGRP
    • Discovery 3: Building The EIGRP Topology Table
    • Discovery 4: EIGRP Stub Routing
    • Discovery 5: EIGRP Summarization
    • Discovery 6: EIGRP Load Balancing
    • Discovery 7: EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration
    • Discovery 8: Discovering Named EIGRP Configuration
    • Discovery 9: Basic OSPF Configuration Introduction
    • Discovery 10: Building the Link-State Database
    • Discovery 11: OSPF Path Selection
    • Discovery 12: OSPF Route Summarization
    • Discovery 13: OSPF Stub Areas
    • Discovery 14: Implementing OSPFv3
    • Discovery 15: Basic Redistribution
    • Discovery 16: Manipulate Redistribution
    • Discovery 17: Manipulate Redistribution Using Route Maps
    • Discovery 18: Analyzing CEF
    • Discovery 19: Implementing PBR
    • Discovery 20: NAT Virtual Interface
    • Discovery 21: Basic IPv6 Internet Connectivity
    • Discovery 22: Basic BGP Configuration
    • Discovery 23: Influencing BGP Path Selection
    • Discovery 24: BGP for IPv6
    • Discovery 25: Configuring EIGRP Authentication
    • Discovery 26: OSPF Authentication Configuration

    The following challenge labs are included in this course:

    • Challenge 1: Configure RIPng
    • Challenge 2: Configure EIGRP
    • Challenge 3: Configure and Optimize EIGRP for IPv6
    • Challenge 4: Implement EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6 Through Named Configuration
    • Challenge 5: Configure OSPF
    • Challenge 6: Optimize OSPF
    • Challenge 7: Configure OSPFv3
    • Challenge 8: Implement Redistribution Using Route Filtering
    • Challenge 9: Implement Path Control
    • Challenge 10: Configuring BGP
    • Challenge 11: Configure Authentication for EIGRP Routes
    • Challenge 12: Configure BGP Authentication