CompTIA Network+ 2009: Routing

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


Routing is the process of selection of paths over which to send network traffic. Routing paths are selected by a number of criteria, including cost, administrative distance, and available bandwidth. Evaluation of the criteria is generally performed by routers, which is known as dynamic routing, although paths can also be selected manually, which is known as static routing.
This course covers many of the routing concepts, including dynamic and static routing, as well as the criteria used to make path selection decisions. As well, this course examines the dynamic protocols used in routing, such as RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP. IPv6, which has some unique routing characteristics and uses its own dynamic routing protocols, is also examined.
This course maps to the CompTIA Network+ 2009 exam objectives to identify common IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols and to explain the purpose and properties of routing.

Target Audience

The audience for CompTIA Network+ 2009 training will comprise IT personnel with at least 9 months IT networking experience. Good computer literacy along with a sound technical acumen should be present. Students looking to acquire job skills, and to be trained specifically to pass the associated CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition) certification exam will want to study this learning path.


CompTIA’s A+ credential is a recommended, although not mandatory, prerequisite.

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Routing Fundamentals

  • recognize the fundamentals of routing
  • distinguish between link-state and distance-vector protocols
  • IPv6 Routing

  • distinguish between IPv4 and IPv6 routing
  • Link-State Routing Protocols

  • distinguish between link-state routing protocols
  • recognize the functions of OSPF routing protocols
  • recognize how IS-IS routing protocols work
  • recognize how OSPFv3 routing protocol works
  • Distance-Vector and Hybrid Routing Protocols

  • distinguish between different distance-vector protocols
  • recognize how RIP protocols work
  • recognize how BGP protocols work
  • recognize how EIGRP and EIGRPv6 works
  • Understanding Routing Protocols