SPNGN1 1.0: IOS XR Routers and Distance Vector Routing

This course is targeted at networking engineers who must interface with Cisco IOS, IOS XR and IOS XE devices. Additionally, those who have a need to understand technologies used in the service provider realm will benefit.


Expected Duration
152 minutes

Cisco’s networking success originated from the Cisco IOS-based routers. Today, the needs of networks are more complex. This complexity has driven multiple routing platforms and operating systems such as IOS XR and IOS XE. Network engineers having exposure to the multitude of operating systems on Cisco chassis allows that engineer to be successful on a much wider scale, and manage a larger number of devices. Additionally, all individuals managing routers should be able to work with routing protocols to populate routing table entries. This course provides an introduction to IOS XR as well as static and dynamic routing basics. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks Part 1 exam (640-875 SPNGN1). This exam counts toward the CCNA Service Provider certification.


Introducing the Cisco IOS XR

  • start the course
  • list versions of Cisco IOS
  • describe basics of Cisco IOS XR
  • manage Cisco IOS routers
  • recognize features of Cisco IOS
  • identify the CLI prompt
  • use command shortcuts in Cisco IOS
  • use enhanced editing on Cisco IOS XR
  • describe virtual routing and forwarding
  • recognize configuration failures
  • work with committed configurations
  • modifying routers simultaneously
  • configure the management interface
  • describe basic router operations
  • Configuring Basic Routing

  • configure static routes
  • configure static routes
  • describe the purpose of a routing protocol
  • describe how a routing protocol maintains routing information
  • describe the counting to infinity problem
  • describe how a routing loop can occur
  • describe the hold-down timer
  • describe how routing loops are avoided in routing protocols
  • describe high level RIP operation
  • compare RIPv1 and RIPv2
  • enable a dynamic routing protocol
  • verify RIP configuration
  • configure RIPng
  • Practice: Basic Routing

  • basic routing




    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.