Cisco ROUTE 2.0: Basic Network and Routing Concepts

Anyone wishing to obtain real-world routing knowledge, and those that are considering CCNP and CCIP certification. This learning path’s discussion of routing could also benefit early CCIE Routing and Switching candidates. Students completing the ROUTE 2.0 learning path should have a solid foundation in routing fundamentals, Cisco IOS basics, and Cisco routing basics. Attending the ICND1 and ICND2 classes or having the CCNA certification will fulfill these expectations.


Expected Duration
133 minutes

Dynamic routing protocols play an important role in the enterprise networks of today. There are several different protocols available, with each having its advantages and limitations. Protocols can be described and compared in regard to where they operate and how they operate. Three important characteristics that also influence routing protocol selection are convergence, support for summarization, and the ability to scale in larger environments. You can establish routing protocols over a variety of different network technologies. It is important to consider the limitations of a specific solution and how it affects routing protocol deployments and operation. To connect remote locations with the headquarters, you no longer need to use only traditional VPN solutions such as leased lines or Frame Relay connections. Newer technologies, such as MPLS VPNs and DMVPNs, are now widespread because they offer more flexibility at lower cost compared to traditional solutions. You should be aware of these new VPN types because they also influence deployments and the configuration of routing protocols. This course begins with an overview of routing protocols that focuses on characteristics that describe their differences. It describes how limitations of different underlying technologies affect routing protocols, followed by a closer look at how Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs affect routing protocols. DMVPN is also introduced as a scalable VPN solution to complete this course.


Differentiating Routing Protocols

  • start the course
  • recognize the major areas of an enterprise network
  • identify the role of dynamic routing protocols
  • recognize the factors in selecting an optimal routing protocol for an organization
  • identify the differences between IGPs and EGPs
  • match the routing protocol group to its operational description
  • recognize the function of convergence within a network
  • identify the purpose of route summarization
  • recognize route summarization operations
  • recognize route summarization operations
  • recognize the factors involved with scaling the network
  • Understanding Network Technologies

  • match the network traffic type to its description
  • recognize IPv6 address types
  • describe the general network types
  • recognize the problems that can occur in NBMA topologies
  • identify the interfaces used to overcome limitations of NBMA networks
  • identify characteristics of routing over the Internet when interconnecting remote locations to the headquarters
  • Connecting Remote Locations with the Headquarters

  • identify options for connecting branch offices and remote locations
  • describe the interaction of routing protocols over MPLS VPNs
  • explain the use of GRE for branch connectivity
  • describe Dynamic Multipoint virtual private networks
  • describe multipoint GRE tunnels
  • describe the Next Hop Resolution Protocol
  • identify the role of IPsec in DMVPN solutions
  • Practice: Understanding Basic Networking and Routing Operations

  • describe networking and routing operations




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