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Routing Protocols and Concepts

Fall 2009 Sam Bowne and Sufyaan Mateen

Scores posted 12-18-09

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CRN 78224 - 10/27 - 12/17  Tue & Thur 6 - 9 pm  Cloud 218

Catalog Description

Architecture, components, and operation of routers, and principles of routing and routing protocols. Analysis, configuration, verification, and troubleshooting of the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Second course of the Cisco Networking Academy Exploration series preparing for the CCNA Certification.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the purpose, nature,and operations of a router
  2. Summarize the processesd routers perform in enabling communications across multiple networks
  3. Explain the purpose and nature of routing tables
  4. Determine how a router selects a path and switches packets
  5. Set up and verify router interfaces
  6. Describe the purpose and procedure for configuring static routes
  7. Evaluate the role of dynamic routing protocols in the context of network design
  8. Differentiate between routing metrics and infer the metric types used by dynamic routing protocols
  9. Summarize the characteristics of distance vector routing protocols
  10. Describe the network discovery process of distance vector routing p[rotocols using Routing information Protocol (RIP)
  11. Check the functions, characteristics, and operations of the RIPv1 protocol
  12. Compare and contrast classful and classless IP addressing
  13. Compare and contrast classful and classless network routing behaviors
  14. Design and implement a classless IP addressing scheme for a given network
  15. Validate comprehensive RIPv1 configurations
  16. Test the basic RIPv2 configuration commands and evaluate RIPv2 classless routing updates
  17. Summarize the main features and operations of the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  18. Validate comprehensive EIGRP configurations
  19. Summarize the basic features and concepts of link-state routing protocols
  20. Compare and contrast the purpose, nature,and operations of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol with distance vector routing protocols


Optional Text (also available online): Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide ISBN: 1587132060

Optional Printed Lab Manual (also available as a PDF): Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide ISBN: 1587132044


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Putty Version

Course Materials

Cisco online materials
Chapter Labs (pdf, password required)
VLSM Subnetting Chart (pdf, password required)
Supplemental Subnetting Workbook (pdf, password required)
Supplemental Subnetting Workbook with Answers (pdf, password required)
Binary Game (pdf, password required)
How to access NETLAB (Word document)
How to access NETLAB (pdf)
Subnetting practice for final
Subnetting practice solutions


Ch 3a: Border Gateway Protocol - Wikipedia
Ch 3b: Distance-vector routing protocol - Wikipedia
Ch 9a: Finite-state machine - Wikipedia
Games Arcade - The Cisco Learning Network
SkillsUSA Internetworking Competition | Facebook
2009-08-24: Routing Cheat Sheets -
The Cisco Mind Share Game - The Cisco Learning Network
How a single typo erases the IOS on a Cisco router
Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco 2600 and 2800 Series Routers - Cisco Systems
Setting up a CCNA Study Environment with GNS3 and VMware
IPv6 - Wikipedia
IPv6 Addressing at a Glance
DHCPv6 Based IPv6 Access Service  [IPv6] - Cisco Systems
Cisco IOS Router IPv6 - IPv6 Intelligence
Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference - Cisco Systems
Cisco IOS IPv6 Configuration Guide, Release 12.4
Certification Zone - Configuring OSPF


IPv6 1: Level3 Brochure Showing Large-Scale IPv6 Deployment
IPv6 2: IPv6 Summit Presentation from DOD (from 2003)
IPv6 3: IPv4 Address Report
IPv6 4: Transition to IPv6 - Industry Solutions - Cisco Systems
IPv6 5: Cisco IPv6 Solutions  [IP Version 6 (IPv6)] - Cisco Systems
IPv6 6: IPv6 Forum :: Driving IPv6 Deployment
IPv6 7: DHCPv6: Dibbler - a portable DHCPv6
Ipv6 8: IPv6: What, Why, How presentation slides
IPv6 9: IPv6 address formats and assigned classes explained
IPv6 10: Zytrax Tech Info - IPv6
IPv6 11: Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Tunnel Broker
IPv6 12: Frequently Asked Questions about tunnel broker use
IPv6 12: Cisco IOS IPv6 Configuration Guide, Release 12.4 - Implementing RIP for IPv6
GNS3--more advancd alternative to Packet Tracer
How Vulnerable Are Your Cisco IOS Routers?
CCENT-Prep: Configuring a Gateway of Last Resort Using IP Commands - Cisco Systems
Packet Life--great Cisco resource! - Free Subnetting Questions and Answers Randomly Generated Online
Windows Drivers for ArkMicro USB to RS-232 Serial Converter
Internet Protocol Version 6 Address Space--Explanation of FEC0:: Addresses
Free CCNA Workbook with IPv6
For a good time, telnet 50001 for live BGP updates
Cisco CLI access on a BGP router at the bottom of this page
The whole IPv6 BGP table

Last Updated: 12-18-09 11 am