Cisco BSCI 3.0: Configuring Simple Elements of OSPF

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To enable you to describe OSPF network architectures, operations, information flows, single area and multiarea routing

Target Audience

Candidates for Cisco CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, and Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Communications and Services certifications; network administrators, technicians, and senior network support staff who are responsible for implementing and managing network environments


CCNA certification; practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software is strongly recommended

Expected Duration

125 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco BSCI 3.0: Configuring Simple Elements of OSPF

  • recognize the characteristics and structure of the OSPF protocol and how it forms neighbor adjacencies.
  • recognize how OSPF calculates the best path and how link-state updates are used to verify active links.
  • identify the OSPF packet types and the contents of the hello packet in the neighbor adjacency process.
  • recognize the process of link-state database synchronization and the process involved in maintaining a database.
  • identify the commands used for basic OSPF configuration.
  • recognize the need for a unique router ID, and how a unique ID is established and verified.
  • identify the commands used to verify OSPF configuration.
  • configure basic OSPF, a router ID, and verify the OSPF operation.