Cisco DESGN 2.1: Selecting Routing Protocols

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


When sites are interconnected, there must be a way to get information to the correct site. Routing is the process by which information gets from one location to another, and it is important to understand how the various routing protocols work for proper selection of a routing protocol. This course discusses the factors that help determine which routing protocol to use in an enterprise network, using IP version 4 (IPv4) or IP version 6 (IPv6). The course begins with a review of basic routing protocol concepts and fundamentals. It continues to discuss characteristics of enterprise routing protocols.
The selection and implementation of a routing protocol is based on specific needs and topologies. This course also describes scenarios where routing protocols are deployed based on different needs. The network characteristics and customer requirements, as well as the multiprotocol, multivendor environment, are considered. The course concludes with a discussion on route redistribution, summarization, and filtering.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully design Cisco converged networks. Candidates who have completed the 640-816, 640-822, or 640-802 Cisco Certified Cisco Network Associate certification exam.


Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Reviewing Routing Protocol Fundamentals

  • recognize the differences between distance vector and link-state protocols
  • recognize the differences between interior and exterior routing protocols
  • identify the features of routing protocol convergence
  • Routing Within the Enterprise: EIGRP and OSPF

  • identify the basic characteristics of EIGRP that can influence enterprise routing protocol selection
  • identify the basic characteristics of OSPF that can influence enterprise routing protocol selection
  • Border Gateway Protocol

  • identify the basic characteristics of BGP that can influence enterprise routing protocol selection
  • Applying Routing Protocols to a Hierarchical Network

  • identify how routing protocols are applied in the enterprise network
  • identify features of route redistribution and redistribution points
  • Route Summarization

  • identify route summarization best practices