Cisco ROUTE 1.0: EIGRP Authentication and Advanced Feature Implementation

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


Security is an important part of any network and should be extended to the routing protocol by implementing neighbor authentication. Without this authentication, unauthorized or deliberately malicious routing updates can compromise the security of network traffic. EIGRP neighbor authentication can be configured in such a way that routers can participate in routing based on predefined passwords. EIGRP is a scalable routing protocol, which ensures that as a network grows larger, it operates efficiently and adjusts rapidly to changes. It is important as a Cisco administrator to have an understanding of how to configure EIGRP to prevent common routing problems that hinder network scalability. For example, implementing EIGRP stub routers to limit the EIGRP query range, making EIGRP more scalable with fewer complications.
This course covers EIGRP Message Digest 5 (MD5) authentication and how to configure and verify it. Advanced EIGRP features and practical EIGRP-specific design and configuration techniques to implement an effective, scalable network are also examined.

Target Audience

The audience profile for SkillSoft’s ROUTE 1.0: Implementing Cisco IP Routing training will be established IT professionals who have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2.


Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

Authentication for EIGRP

  • recognize how EIGRP uses router authentication
  • Implementing EIGRP Authentication

  • implement MD5 authentication for EIGRP
  • Verifying EIGRP Authentication

  • verify MD5 authentication for EIGRP
  • Configuring Routers for EIGRP Authentication

    Scalability, Queries, and SIA Connection in EIGRP

  • recognize how scalability in large networks, EIGRP queries, and SIA connections work
  • EIGRP Stub Routers

  • recognize key characteristics of EIGRP stub routers
  • configure EIGRP stub behavior on stub routers