Operation and Configuration of Cisco IOS Routers

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


To use available configuration tools to establish connectivity to a router in order to complete the initial router configuration and to verify the default configuration and status of a functioning access-layer router

Target Audience

Individuals new to networking concepts and terminology; individuals preparing to take the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) learning path; anyone preparing for the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) exam, the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) exam, or the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam


basic understanding of personal computing hardware configurations and of networking business drivers

Expected Duration

160 min.

Course Objectives

Operation and Configuration of Cisco IOS Routers

  • recognize the router startup sequence and the initial router setup.
  • recognize the keyboard help, enhanced editing key functions, and command history feature associated with the command line interface.
  • use the router command line interface to locate and complete commands, correct command line errors, and observe and verify the status of a router.
  • identify the router status commands used to verify initial startup of a router.
  • verify the initial router startup sequence and configuration process.
  • identify the different router configuration modes and their functions.
  • configure basic router features and interfaces.
  • implement a basic router configuration.
  • modify the configuration files to configure a router in a given scenario.