Configuring Dial Peers and Special Purpose Connections

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


To configure dial peers and special-purpose connection types.

Target Audience

IT professionals responsible for preparing, configuring, and maintaining a voice and data network; candidates preparing for the Cisco Certified Voice Professional certification (CVOICE 642-432)


Working knowledge of LANs, WANs, and IP switching and routing; an understanding of traditional public switched telephone network operations and technologies; internetworking skills covered in the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) course; Cisco Voice Fundamentals (CVF) v1.0 e-learning course completion

Expected Duration

125 min.

Course Objectives

Configuring Dial Peers and Special Purpose Connections

  • identify the characteristics of call legs, and recognize how routers use call legs to establish end-to-end calls.
  • recognize the function of dial peers, and identify the steps for configuring POTS dial peers and VoIP dial peers.
  • configure POTS and VoIP dial peers for a given scenario.
  • list destination-pattern options, recognize how the default dial peer is used, and identify how routers match inbound and outbound dial peers.
  • identify how to configure hunt groups, recognize how routers consume and forward digits, and determine the appropriate digit manipulation command to use to connect to a specified destination.
  • distinguish between special-purpose connection types and their application, and recognize how the connection command is used.
  • recognize how to configure PLAR, PLAR OPX, trunk, and tie-line connections.