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Concise Cisco routers for Engineers

A 3 day
HANDS ON
training course

Concise Cisco routers training course description

A fast paced practical hands on introduction to Cisco routers concentrating on basic product knowledge needed for the real world. Starts with the basics of routing through configuring static routes, RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP ending with access lists. Hands on sessions follow all the major chapters with a major practical at the end to reinforce all that was learnt in the course.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Use the Cisco setup script.
  • Use the Cisco command line.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Configure
    • Interfaces
    • RIP, IGRP
    • OSPF, EIGRP
  • Perform housekeeping tasks such as:
    • Save and load configurations.
    • Upgrade the IOS, recover lost passwords.

Concise Cisco routers training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone who will be working with Cisco routers. In particular: Network Administrators, Field engineers, Network support personnel.
Prerequisites:
None, although a knowledge of the TCP/IP protocols would be advantageous.
Duration:
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Concise Cisco routers training course contents

Basics of routing
What are routers? Network protocols, Routing protocols.

The Cisco routers
Router models, The IOS, DRAM, SRAM, NVRAM, Flash, ROM and boot flash.

Getting started
Accessing the router, installing a Cisco, using the setup script.

The command line interface
User and privilege modes, online help show, debug, basic troubleshooting

Configuring Ciscos
The configuration editor, Global, major and sub commands, enable, secret and other passwords, telnet.

Miscellaneous exercises
Buffered logging, web access, CDP…

Subnetting
IP addressing rules. The need for subnetting, subnet masks, Calculating network numbers.

Configuring Interfaces
Basics, Ethernet, Serial lines, PPP, DCE, loopback interfaces.

Static routes
Why use static routes? Configuring static routes, default routes.

Configuring RIP and IGRP
How they work, configuration, troubleshooting.

OSPF
Configuration and troubleshooting.

EIGRP
Configuration and troubleshooting.

Housekeeping
Configuration management, offline editing and TFTP usage. Cisco boot sequence, IOS upgrades. Bypassing Cisco passwords.

Access lists
What are access lists? General rules, basic and extended IP access lists.

Putting it all together
A series of exercises based around, installs, adds, moves, changes, upgrades and troubleshooting.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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