Routing in Cisco Networks

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


To describe the different forms of routing and explain the concepts of distance vector and link state routing

Target Audience

Network administrators responsible for implementing and managing small and medium-sized business networks; network technicians who install network devices in small business environments; Cisco channel resellers who are new to Cisco products and services


Familiarity with Cisco’s Internetworking Technology Multimedia (ITM) or CCNA Basics; a working knowledge of networking terminology and topologies, including network protocols, the roles of network devices, and the OSI reference model; a knowledge of binary and hexadecimal numbering, while not essential, would be an advantage

Expected Duration

130 min.

Course Objectives

Routing in Cisco Networks

  • outline the basic principles of routing.
  • distinguish the features and operation of dynamic routing protocols.
  • discuss the operation and method used for routing between VLANs and choose the commands used to configure trunking modes.
  • analyze the operation of distance vector routing protocols.
  • explain the mechanisms used to eliminate routing loops.
  • describe the features and operation of link state and balanced hybrid routing protocols.
  • use IOS software commands to discover routing protocols supported and in use on a router.