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Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE v2.0)

This Cisco CCNP training with Jeremy Cioara covers the material needed for the 300-101 Cisco ROUTE exam with real-world experience and gobs of technical content packed together in one....
This Cisco CCNP training with Jeremy Cioara covers the material needed for the 300-101 Cisco ROUTE exam with real-world experience and gobs of technical content packed together in one.

Practice makes perfect, right? Especially hands-on practice. We highly recommend applying the knowledge you’ve learned in this CCNP course by watching Keith Barker’s Cisco CCNP Route 300-101 Hands-on Labs Exam Prep course!

The worldwide network landscape is continually changing with new technologies being introduced continually. The new revision of the Cisco ROUTE exam is the most information packed addition to the CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum experienced to date! By the time you're done watching, you'll be ready to configure routing protocols at a master level; grasp the big-picture of worldwide Cisco CCNP network design; fill in plenty of “knowledge gaps” left by the CCNA on routing protocols; and confidently sit for the 300-101 exam.

Recommended Experience
  • Basic understanding of concepts taught in ICND1 and ICND2
Recommended Equipment
  • GNS3 v1.x
  • Cisco IOS image (12.x or 15x) supported by GNS3
  • Optional: Cisco VIRL, live gear (three 2621XM routers are ideal) or simulators/emulators supporting the technology in the lab may be used instead of GNS3 v1.x.
Related Certifications
  • Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching
  • Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching
Related Job Functions
  • Network technician
  • Network engineer
Jeremy Cioara has been a CBT Nuggets trainer since 2003 and holds a variety of Cisco certifications, including CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, and CCIE R&S.
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1. Welcome: Course Overview and Cisco Certification (13 min)
2. Introduction: Technology Connecting Offices (23 min)
3. Introduction: A Focus on GRE and DMVPN (32 min)
4. Introduction: Routing Protocol Choices (11 min)
5. Introduction: IPv6 Review and RIPng (25 min)
6. EIGRP: Overview, Communication, and Neighbors (27 min)
7. EIGRP: Base Configuration (9 min)
8. EIGRP: Summary Routes (9 min)
9. EIGRP: Security (12 min)
10. EIGRP: L2 and L3 MPLS Design (8 min)
11. EIGRP: Frame Relay Design (12 min)
12. EIGRP: Frame Relay Point-to-Point Configuration (11 min)
13. EIGRP: Frame Relay Multipoint Configuration (12 min)
14. EIGRP: Stub Routing (8 min)
15. EIGRP: Load Balancing (5 min)
16. EIGRP: IPv6 Configuration (6 min)
17. EIGRP: Named Configuration (5 min)
18. OSPF: Understanding Core OSPF Design (8 min)
19. OSPF: OSPF Neighbor Relationships — The Nitty Gritty (10 min)
20. OSPF: DR/BDR Relationships, Neighbor States, and SPF Algorithm (18 min)
21. OSPF: Implementing Summarization on ABRs and ASBRs (12 min)
22. OSPF: Special Area Types (14 min)
23. OSPF: Virtual Links (6 min)
24. OSPF: Configuring OSPFv3 (7 min)
25. Redistribution: Understanding Route Redistribution Concepts (11 min)
26. Redistribution: Configuring Basic Redistribution (8 min)
27. Redistribution: Filtering with Distribution Lists (8 min)
28. Redistribution: Prefix List Concepts (9 min)
29. Redistribution: Route-map Concepts and Filtering (14 min)
30. Redistribution: Configuring Redistribution with Prefix Lists (7 min)
31. Path Control: Policy-Based Routing (14 min)
32. Path Control: Using IP SLA (16 min)
33. BGP: Understanding Internet Connection Options (18 min)
34. BGP: Understanding BGP Neighbor Relationships (22 min)
35. BGP: Understanding Key BGP Attributes (12 min)
36. Miscellaneous Protocols: Understanding and Configuring SNMPv3 (11 min)
37. Miscellaneous Protocols: Understanding and Configuring PPPoE (8 min)
38. Miscellaneous Protocols: Cisco Easy Virtual Networking (EVN) (12 min)

Welcome: Course Overview and Cisco Certification


Hello, my name is Jeremy Cioara, and I'd like to welcome you to the CBT Nugget Cisco ROUTE Certification Series. I was just looking at my files. I can't believe it, but this is actually the fourth time I've done a complete revision of the Cisco CCNP certification track since I've been with CBT Nuggets.


It's been over a decade, but at the same time that gives you a feel for just how fast technology advances, and Cisco is always keeping pace with it. This rendition of CCNP is the latest, greatest, and biggest version thus far, encompassing more information than it ever has before.


I really want to maximize how much you're able to take away from this course, which is why this introduction is here. I'm going to talk about Cisco certification, how we train at CBT Nuggets, and then how to get the most from the series. So let's get started.


Let's start off understanding Cisco certification. Statistically speaking, most people pursue the Routing and Switching track first, which is this right here, and for good reason. This essentially represents the core of Cisco, the very fabric that every other certification rides on.


Matter of fact, open your web browser and go with me to And you land at this page where you get to see all the certifications that Cisco has. Now these are all great. I mean, wireless, voice, video, service provider, but notice what, first off, most of them begin with, CCNT.


That's ICND1 on a certification exam level, because that lays the foundation, and I would argue, continue on that journey. Go into the CCNA Routing and Switching. Go into CCNP, at least CCNP, before you decide to branch off into all these other specialties.


Yes, there are exceptions. Yes, I know some people deal with nothing but Voice over IP, or nothing but video or Wi-Fi, or something like that. Sure. Just get a CCNA Routing and Switching then, and branch off into those other ones. But you are here right now.


CCNP Routing and Switching is route, switch, and tshoot. You can feel free to take route first, which is where you are right now, switch first, but always take troubleshoot last, because essentially, the information from both of these, feeds into that troubleshooting experience.


Now let me answer the most common questions I get about certification. You ready for this? The number one question I get, Jeremy, which is better-- a college degree or a certification? Well, you asked my opinion, you're going to get it. In the technology field, hands down, certifications are better.


Hang on. Let me justify, because I know parents around the world were just like, You'll never listen to that man again. Let me explain. College degrees are awesome. They give you a huge breadth of experience, and in some careers, they are absolutely required.


You will hit a wall, a ceiling in your career unless you have a college degree. Technology, I have found, is not that way. Matter of fact, college degrees are really geared around giving you a breadth of experience in a lot of things, and they're a point in time.


Meaning at some time in your life-- could be 10 years ago, 15, 20 years ago-- you spent four years of your life getting this college degree. Whereas technology certifications-- this is actually another common question that I get-- they expire every three years.


So if you have a certification and you're keeping them current-- a lot of them-- that proves to an employer, especially in technology. Now again, I relate this to technology, you're keeping up with the times. Because I'll tell you what, knowing technology from 20 years ago-- I know technology from 20 years ago.


I had a DOS-based computer. I know how to write batch files. Look out. I'm stepping on the soapbox with my first question. I got to step up. You know how much good writing batch files does for me nowadays? Well, it does. So that's why I answer the way that I do.


OK. Next question, how long do they last? Three years, until they expire. Every exam actually lasts for three years. So you can take the Route exam, two years later, take the Switch exam. It automatically renews that to last three more years. You wouldn't do it that way, but that's technically something you could do.


You get the CCNP certification, that's now good for three years. Once three years is up, you can either certify in some other equivalent, like let's go CCNP wireless, or security, or voice, right? And that automatically renews this one for three more years, because Cisco doesn't want you retaking the same test again, and again, and again.


Although you can. CCIE is the one exception. It actually has an exploration of every two years. They say you have to retake your written exam once every two years to keep your CCIE current. Next question, are the certifications hard? Yes they are. And they continue to get harder as time goes on.


When I first got into Cisco 14 years ago-- that's creepy to say that-- I got my entire CCNA and CCNP certification in a month. Now people will look at that and be like, Wow. You're so smart. Totally not. It was just back then, it was all multiple choice.


It was very much, can you remember the concept? Do you remember typing the Enable command? I mean it was just-- it was easier. And I'm sorry, here we are. It's 2015 now, right? Times have changed. It's a lot tougher to get these certification. So next question, what happens if I fail.


Can I retake the exam? Is there a waiting period? Is there a limit of times that I can retake the exams? Let me answer all those. Yes. Yes. No. Yes. Yes, you can retake the exam. Yes, there is a waiting period of five days, and that's actually a good thing.


I have actually been-- before they had that policy, I've taken exams where I walked out of the exam, I just barely missed it. And I get on the phone. I'm like, I know I can get it. I know-- and I'm like, Sign me up again. It's like, you know, I'm in the army.


Hit me again, sir. I go back into the exam. And every time I've done that in the past before they had that policy, I failed even worse than I did the first time. It's just your brain is not there. It's not ready. You need to come back and regroup. Is it the worst day of your life when you fail?


Yes it is. It doesn't matter how many exams you've taken. It doesn't even matter if you need the exam. I take a lot of exams, because I'm teaching the material. And there are times where I'll go in, because it's a brand new test. I'm going in blind. I know that I'm there just to kind of see what's on it, but if I fail, I'm like, Man, I'm sad.


It's just the fact of life, but that's OK. You get up. You do it again, and you get it the next time. Next question, how do we train at CBT Nuggets? Well you tell me. You're experiencing right now for yourself. At a gut level, I would say CBT Nuggets is very honest, direct, relatable training.


Like you and I could be sitting having a cup of coffee, and I'd be having exactly the same conversation with you. I'd be like, Oh, and then you want to get your CCNA, right? And then you get that. It's just we use whiteboards. We use key facts, live demonstrations.


Essentially the same kind of things that you use when you're describing a network environment in the real world. You don't have crazy, flash animations to describe your network. You go to a whiteboard, and you say, OK, we've got our switch connecting to the firewall.


Of course, all the traffic going right here, natting out to the internet, but ooh, got to put our firewall up, except for Port 21, because we've got the FTP server inside that we got allow traffic to. So it's this kind of training, right? Very engaging, very much, build it as you go.


Divide it into short palatable sessions, even more so in recent years. It used to be I would have OSPF, OSPF part two, part three-- these 30 to 60 minute Nuggets that were describing OSPF. Well, now I've actually broken that down further to say, Well, you want to know how to configure OSPF summary routes?


Check out this video. You want to know LSA types? Check out this video. So it's broken down into a topic-based level, which is huge for when you come back, and you're like, Oh, I know all that, but I really want to soup up on, you know, whatever topic.


CBT training also has no fluff, no script, and it's fun. Now I know some of you are like, Well, isn't this fluff right now? No. It's unscripted fun. So what do I mean by fluff? I mean that in the Cisco landscape there is more information and knowledge than any of us have brain space for.


So my goal, when I create the Nuggets, is to cut out the superfluous stuff, cut out the marketing stuff, cut out the stuff that reference books are made for, and give you, again, what you need to be successful with a dual purpose of knowledge and motivation-- meaning you have to know the stuff to be successful, but you also have to really have a motivation to go beyond.


People are really successful when they love what they're doing. I'm going to use that comment as a springboard into how to get the most from the series, starting with the last two-- dig deeper and fall in love. I know that sounds cheesy, but here's the truth.


You love what you know. The stuff that you understand is the stuff that you really enjoy-- the stuff you really feel passionate about. Let me give you an example. I'm looking at this Cisco router here. There is a difference between somebody who can type in a list of commands to configure OSPF.


They're looking at a reference guide next to them. They're like, OK, this, this, and this. And they look up, kind of like, did that work? And they go back and look at the reference guide, type in some show commands, and they're like, Oh, well, yeah, yeah, I guess that works.


OK. That's person number one, right. And same person-- well, I shouldn't say same person-- different person coming in, typing in the same list of commands-- maybe exactly the same list of commands-- but they actually are thinking through. They're like, OK, I need to type in Router OSPF.


Maybe they have the reference guide there just because they want to make sure they don't forget something. But they're really reasoning and thinking through it. And when they start seeing the status messages show up, they're like that's exactly what I thought would happen.


That was cool. Something else just popped in my head. Somebody asked me a long time ago-- they said, How do you stay excited about teaching the same thing again, and again, and again? Like I said at the very beginning, this is the fourth revision of the Cisco CCNP.


And I would say I'm more excited to talk about CCNP nowadays than I was way back then, because I know it's so much better. And I know the experience that you guys are going to have going through this. And you're going to be like, Oh, that's how that works.


That's-- I would say-- the number one way that you can get the most from the series is you have to push yourself. OK, let me do this. Scratch out fall in love, because that's something that happens by accident. You actually have to make yourself love it in some cases.


There's been times where I'm like, I so don't want to learn-- why is that not working? Why? It should work. The documentation-- you know what I'm talking about, right? There's times where you have to push yourself through it to where you finally see how it happens.


Sometimes it's a frustrated love. Sometimes you're like, I can't believe I spent three hours to figure out that's how that was. But you know what? And someday far from now, you're going to forget that it took you three hours, and you're going to be like, Oh, oh, I remember.


I went through this pain once. And so you see what I mean. That's the number one thing you can do to get the most from a series. What else? Repetition, repetition, repetition. That's one of the beauties of having me on tape if you will. I know sometimes I'm going through a topic.


I'm super excited. I'm like, Oh, and this, and this. And there's people writing down notes-- [INAUDIBLE]. Just hit the Pause button. Rewind. Make sure you go back through and grasp everything that's being said. I actually had a guy tweet me on Twitter yesterday.


He's like, I listen to you on double speed. I'm like, dude, how do you do that? I can't even keep up with my thoughts half the time. Let me also use this as a springboard. I can't tell you how excited I am about CCNP Route and Route Hands-on Labs. So like I said, this is the fourth rendition on CBT Nugget of CCNP.


The last one was the most painful for me, because we have-- I'm trying to get everything in there. I'm like, OK, there's so much hands on. There's so much concept. I mean, it's just grown over the years-- the amount of material and practical hands-on experience that Cisco expects from you.


So combine this course with the course from Keith Barker on CCNP Route Hands-on Labs. I know-- I absolutely know-- you will walk away being a ninja on route concepts by the time it's said and done, because you'll have the concepts, the demonstrations enforced here.


From there, you'll be able to actually try it yourself, see labs being done anyway. Awesome. You definitely want to do that. Take notes. Write things down. And what I mean by that is different modalities of learning. Listening actually has the lowest retention rate of all the different modalities out there.


So engage yourself. Write down. I always recommend, don't open a Word doc. Literally, write on paper, because it engages more of your sensor-- there's I'm sure scientific studies behind that. It just-- that works for me. Emulate, build, or rent a lab.


You've got to get hands-on. This goes back to that hands-on labs I was talking about right there. Emulate, meaning Cisco VIRL-- Cisco's official lab solution-- or GNS3 would be another way that you can emulate, which works really well for practice. Matter of fact, the whole hands-on lab series is based off of GNS3.


He even gives you the topology files to download, so you already have a pre-built system to start with, which is great. If you've got the cash, I'm always about getting some equipment and actually building a lab. The only thing I warn you about is when you buy the equipment, make sure you have a use for it.


I've seen people spend a lot of money and stack up Cisco gear. They're like, I've got my lab. And then they stare at it, because they don't know what to do with it. So make sure you have an objective that you're going after when you do that. Like for example, setting up your home network with Cisco equipment is not a bad objective.


Set up routes between your rooms. Each room represents its own department at the organization. I mean, there's a lot of scenarios that you can come up with that you can implement with that. Finally, study hard. You and I both know these exams are not easy.


They sometimes take a lot of study, a lot of commitment, a lot of hard work. But in the end, there's a huge value in getting that Cisco certification. I hope I was able to answer many of your questions in this brief introduction. Well, I'm excited to get started.


So for now, I will say I hope this has been informative for you, and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Introduction: Technology Connecting Offices

Introduction: A Focus on GRE and DMVPN

Introduction: Routing Protocol Choices

Introduction: IPv6 Review and RIPng

EIGRP: Overview, Communication, and Neighbors

EIGRP: Base Configuration

EIGRP: Summary Routes

EIGRP: Security

EIGRP: L2 and L3 MPLS Design

EIGRP: Frame Relay Design

EIGRP: Frame Relay Point-to-Point Configuration

EIGRP: Frame Relay Multipoint Configuration

EIGRP: Stub Routing

EIGRP: Load Balancing

EIGRP: IPv6 Configuration

EIGRP: Named Configuration

OSPF: Understanding Core OSPF Design

OSPF: OSPF Neighbor Relationships — The Nitty Gritty

OSPF: DR/BDR Relationships, Neighbor States, and SPF Algorithm

OSPF: Implementing Summarization on ABRs and ASBRs

OSPF: Special Area Types

OSPF: Virtual Links

OSPF: Configuring OSPFv3

Redistribution: Understanding Route Redistribution Concepts

Redistribution: Configuring Basic Redistribution

Redistribution: Filtering with Distribution Lists

Redistribution: Prefix List Concepts

Redistribution: Route-map Concepts and Filtering

Redistribution: Configuring Redistribution with Prefix Lists

Path Control: Policy-Based Routing

Path Control: Using IP SLA

BGP: Understanding Internet Connection Options

BGP: Understanding BGP Neighbor Relationships

BGP: Understanding Key BGP Attributes

Miscellaneous Protocols: Understanding and Configuring SNMPv3

Miscellaneous Protocols: Understanding and Configuring PPPoE

Miscellaneous Protocols: Cisco Easy Virtual Networking (EVN)

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