An intensive hands on IP routing course leading to
LINX Accredited Internet Technician stage 2 focusing
on routing in an IP environment. The course
concentrates on OSPF and IS-IS but also covers BGP
and MPLS. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce
the theory rather than teach specific manufacturer
A multiple choice exam, leading to the LAIT II certification, is included at the end of the course. The exam consists of 60 questions and lasts 2.0 hours.
LAIT I attendance and 55%+ exam score OR LAIT I exam only and pass (70%+) OR CCNA and take LAIT I exam on this course.
Review of LAIT I routing, reading routing tables.
Hands on Setting up a routed network.
Why use static routes? Default routes.
Hands on Configuring static routes.
Default gateways, VRRP/HSRP/GBLP. Load sharing,
critical IP addresses.
Hands on VRRP.
What is OSPF? Process IDs, passive interfaces.
Hands on Simple OSPF.
Bit boundary subnetting, calculating network numbers. Exercise: Subnetting.
Metrics, convergence, DV vs. Link state, IGPs,
classless, OSPF features, load sharing, OSPF
Hands on OSPF features.
How OSPF works, LSDB, LSAs, router IDs, hellos,
configuring hellos, exchange protocol.
Hands on Investigating OSPF structures.
Scalability, why areas? Area IDs, area 0, ABRs, ABR
resilience, areas & LSDBs & LSAs, Type 3s, virtual
Hands on Multi area OSPF.
Multiple routing protocols, common scenarios, routing
distance, External LSAs, E1 and E2. Type 4 LSAs.
OSPF and default routes.
Hands on Configuring static route redistribution.
Route summarisation. How to aggregate, ABR
summarisation, ASBR summarisation.
Hands on OSPF address summarisation.
OSPF packets, protocol stack, packet flows, OSPF
headers, neighbours, neighbour states, DRs,
adjacencies, BDRs, DR election.
Hands on Analysing OSPF packets, troubleshooting.
LSA types, area types, area architecture, stub areas,
default routes, benefits & disadvantages of stub
areas, TSSAs, NSSAs, Type 7 LSAs.
Hands on Stub and TSSA configuration.
End systems, Intermediate systems, how IS-IS
works, IS-IS router ID, Level 1, Level 2, IS-IS
Hands on Configuring IS-IS, troubleshooting IS-IS.
Multiprotocol routing, IPv6 addressing, IPv6 routing
tables, IPv6 static routes, OSPFv3, IS-IS and IPv6.
Hands on Routing IPv6.
What are VLANs, tagging, 802.1Q, Inter VLAN
Hands on Inter VLAN routing.
STP, RSTP, TRILL, SPB.
Hands on RSTP.
Appendix: EIGRP: How EIGRP works, DUAL.
"Very good training style, clear communication and didn’t mind us asking questions."
"Covers a lot of different areas that are useful to understand networking."
This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.