Introduction to Cisco Routers 404 ILC

Introduction to Cisco Routers

Course Code : 002

Workshop : Training

Duration :

COURSE OUTLINE

Cisco routers are used to provide reliable and efficient corporate wide internetworks solutions. In order to successfully deploy Cisco routers, networking professionals require a thorough understanding of their features and functions. After completing this course, you will be able to learn the following:

· Successfully install and configure Cisco routers to build multi protocol internetworks

· Create Cisco router configuration files from scratch

· Configure IP and IPX routing protocols

· Troubleshoot IP/IPX routing problems using Cisco's debug commands

· Perform software and hardware upgrades

· Effectively manage and maintain Cisco routers with SNMP

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to deploying Cisco routers in an internetworked environment. Through extensive hands-on exercises, you gain the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to install, configure and troubleshoot Cisco routers.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is valuable for network managers, technicians, consultants and designers who are involved in designing and implementing internetworks with Cisco routers.

 

 

 

 

COURSE CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Internetworking fundamentals

· Internetworking terminology

· Protocol layering

· Routing vs. bridging

Cisco hardware/software architecture

· Distribution and core routers

· Cisco Internetwork Operating System

· (IOS) versions and licensing

· Addressing Cisco security vulnerabilities

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2. SETTING UP THE ROUTER

Accessing and controlling routers

· Console and AUX ports

· Remote and TFTP configuration

The Cisco bootstrap sequence

· Setting the configuration register

· Using the start-up configuration dialog

Creating configuration files

· Selecting a configuration mode: global, interface, router or line

· Using the IOS editing and help features

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3. IP ROUTING PROTOCOLS

Review of routing concepts

· Distance Vector and Link State routing

· Evaluating routing metrics

· Cisco Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) and Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

Routing interaction issues

· Implementing static routes

· Route redistribution

Bridging

· Bridge operation and configuration

· Using spanning tree to prevent loops

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4. IMPLEMENTING IP AND IPX ROUTING

Setting up the basic IP configuration

· Assigning IP addresses and subnet masks

· Implementing access lists for enhanced security

The IP routing process

· Selecting a routing protocol

· Monitoring and maintaining routing tables

· Configuring RIP and IGRP

Setting up the basic IPX configuration

· Assigning IPX networks

· Filtering IPX SAP updates

· Monitoring IPX on a router

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5. CONFIGURING INTERFACE PARAMETERS

Local area networks

· Ethernet

· Token Ring

Wide area networks

· Leased lines

· ISDN

· Frame relay

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6. TROUBLESHOOTING CISCO ROUTERS

Troubleshooting router operations

· Analyzing interface problems

· Finding and resolving IP routing errors with extended ping and trace

· Fixing misconfigurations

· Debugging with IP, IPX and standard debug commands

Cisco Information Online

· Using the Cisco CD

· Contacting the Technical Assistance Center (TAC)

7. MAINTAINING AND UPGRADING CISCO ROUTERS

Planning software upgrades

· Selecting and testing the new IOS release

· Loading the new image

Installing hardware upgrades

· Planning a hardware maintenance strategy

· Replacing boot ROMs

· Adding RAM and flash memory

· Hot swapping network interface cards

Administering routers

· Recovering lost passwords

· Backing up config files and router images

Using SNMP and management tools

· Exploiting Cisco's proprietary MIB

· Analyzing router performance

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