Advanced Cisco Routers

Advanced Cisco Routers

Course Code : 001

Workshop : Training

Duration :

COURSE OUTLINE

It is critical that networking professionals have detailed knowledge of advanced configuration options in order to accomplish efficient router deployment and optimal network performance. After completing this course, you will be able to learn the following:

· Optimization of Cisco router configuration for large and complex IP internetworks

· IP information management flows with Cisco routers

· Deployment of scalable routing protocols: EIGRP, OSPF and BGP

· Minimization of core routing tables with route summarization

· Mapping between private and public addresses with Network Address Translation (NAT)

· Reinforcement of network security with Cisco access lists summary

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Cisco routers are an essential component of many complex internetworks. In this course, you gain the knowledge and skills required to master the advanced features of Cisco router configuration

TARGET AUDIENCE

Network Professionals like Network managers, engineers, technicians, designers and consultants who are responsible for designing and implementing internetworks with Cisco routers. As a pre-requisite, ample introductory Cisco Networking Knowledge pertaining to routers configuration is assumed.

 

 

COURSE CONTENTS

1. CISCO INTERNETWORKING

Review of Cisco architecture

· Router components and functionality

· Configuring I/O and virtual interfaces

· Working with a configuration server

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Routing and addressing

· Comparing connected, static, default and dynamic routes

· IP subnetting with VLSM

· Public and private address spaces

· Tunneling private addresses over a public network

2. ADVANCED IP ROUTING PROTOCOLS

Enhanced IGRP

· EIGRP design objectives and terminology

· Comparing EIGRP with RIP and OSPF

· Optimizing EIGRP operation for medium and large networks

Scalable link state routing with OSPF

· Using and configuring link state metrics

· Adding structure with areas

· Interfacing to frame relay

Tuning OSPF

· Minimizing adjacencies on broadcast networks with Designated Routers

· Reducing database re-computation

· Selecting the appropriate stub area type

3. DEPLOYING LARGE-SCALE IP NETWORKS

Managing large address spaces

· Summarizing addressing information

· Configuring route summarization

· Using DHCP services

· Working with route redistribution

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Using Network Address Translation (NAT)

· Local and global address spaces

· Configuring inside and outside interfaces

· Permitting specific addresses with Static NAT

· Setting Dynamic NAT

· Overloading a NAT pool

4. IMPROVING NETWORK SECURITY

Employing IP standard access lists for address filtering

· Implementing simple security policies on a firewall router

· Preventing unwanted access to your router

· Limiting routing advertisements

Controlling applications traffic with IP extended access lists

· Applying traffic filtering to TCP and UDP

· Permitting network control

· Monitoring TCP sessions with static direction filters

· Implementing dynamic session filtering with reflexive access lists

5. WIDE AREA NETWORKS

Building frame relay networks

· Interfacing to frame relay networks

· Autoconfiguring with Inverse ARP and LMI autosense

· Building partial mesh networks using sub-interfaces

Multiservice IP

· Accessing default queuing schemes for LAN and WAN router links

· Selecting a queuing mechanism: FIFO, WFQ, PQ, CQ

· Providing QoS support using IP DiffServ

· Managing multiservice IP traffic with RED and WRED

6. INTERFACING WITH EXTERNAL NETWORKS

· Connecting to the Internet using BGP-4

· Managing secure Internet connectivity

Configuring stub and multihomed autonomous systems