Cisco ROUTE 2.0: Establishing OSPF Neighbor Relationships

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
51 minutes

OSPF is a link-state protocol based on the open standard. At a high level, OSPF operation consists of three main elements: neighbor discovery, link-state information exchange, and best-path calculation. To calculate the best path, OSPF utilizes SPF or Dijkstra’s algorithm. The input information for the SPF calculation is link state information, which is exchanged between routers through several different OSPF message types. These message types help improve convergence and scalability in multiarea OSPF deployments. OSPF also supports several different network types, which enables you to configure OSPF over a variety of different underlying network technologies. After completing this course, you will be able to configure basic OSPF.


OSPF Neighbor Relationships

  • start the course
  • identify the key features of the OSPF protocol
  • recognize elements in the OSPF hierarchy
  • recognize the design limitations of OSPF
  • identify the packets types used in OSPF operations
  • Configuring Basic OSPF

  • identify the commands used in OSPF configuration
  • enable the OSPF process on an interface
  • configure an interface for the OSPF process and define the area ID
  • configure an OSPF area border router
  • recognize how Cisco IOS software interprets a wildcard mask
  • construct a wildcard mask for a given network




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