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Total IS-IS for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

IS-IS training course description

A hands on course on IS-IS link state routing protocol. The main focus of the course is the use of IS-IS in an IP only environment but can be tailored to concentrate on the use of IS-IS in CLNP networks. Hands on sessions use Cisco routers.

What will you learn
  • Configure and troubleshoot IS-IS.
  • Explain how IS-IS works.
  • Describe the use of Level 1 and Level 2.
  • Design IS-IS networks.
IS-IS training course details

IS-IS training course contents

  • Introduction
  • The history of IS-IS, OSI background, terminology, addressing, how OSI networking works, ES-IS, ISIS, IS types, basic OSI configuration, other configuration parameters.

  • Running IS-IS in an IP environment
  • Integrated routing, Dual IS-IS, OSI only IS-IS, IP only IS-IS, packet formats and the use of CLNP, Basic configuration.

  • How IS-IS works in detail
  • Link state theory, tuneable parameters, IS-IS metrics, hellos, CSNP intervals, retransmissions, TLVs, Sub TLVs, Designated routers and pseudo nodes, authentication.

  • Level 1 and level 2 in detail
  • Router types, circuit types, Hot potato routing, route leaking, Area partitioning.

  • Multiple addresses
  • Redistribution and summarisation
  • Tagging and filtering

Learning path



Based on overall ratings

J. S. - Framestore CFC

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

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.