Cisco ROUTE 2.0: Layer 3 Technologies

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
159 minutes

Many networking technologies work at layer 3 to help you deploy and manage scalable, efficient, intelligent, and secure networks including ARP, VLSM, DHCP, IPv6 addressing, MPLS, and routing. In this course, you will be able to explain the role of ARP and how to use VLSM options to allocate more than one subnet mask within a network and to subnet an already subnetted network address. You will learn how DHCP is used to reduce the administrative overhead of manually configuring IPv4 addresses and be able to describe IPv6 address types and ICMPv6 operations. Also covered are a number of dynamic address allocation mechanisms for IPv6 including stateless autoconfiguration, DHCPv6, and stateless DHCPv6 (also known as DHCPv6 Lite) and an MPLS network example is explained. To complete this course you will be able to explain how to effectively manage an IP network using static routing, floating routes, and how to use basic IOS IP SLA for network monitoring.



  • start the course
  • describe the purpose of ARP
  • describe the benefits of using VLSM
  • determine the subnets that will be produced in a given scenario
  • calculate how many subnets are created in a given scenario


  • explain the functions of DHCP
  • explain when DHCP relay is required
  • configure DHCP

IPv6 Addresses and ICMP

  • match the IPv6 address type to its description
  • describe the features of a IPv6 unicast address
  • describe the types of IPv6 unicast addresses
  • explain how ICMPv6 is used for discovery
  • describe the neighbor solicitation message
  • describe the router solicitation message
  • describe IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration operation
  • specify an example of when IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration is used


  • describe DHCPv6 operations
  • describe the DHCPv6 process
  • explain the use of DCHPv6 lite
  • describe the function of the DHCPv6 relay agent
  • describe the components that make up virtual routing and forwarding
  • compare route distinguishers and route targets
  • explain how MPLS uses virtual routing tables
  • describe the routing table types on MPLS routers


  • explain the purpose of static routing
  • describe the function of floating static routes
  • describe how IP SLA is used for backup routing
  • explain how static routes can be controlled using IP SLA
  • identify the tracking options available with IP SLA

Practice: Layer 3 Technologies and Their Use

  • explore Layer 3 technologies and their use





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