Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0 is an instructor-led five day training course developed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP certification. The ROUTE course is a component of the CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum.

This course is designed to provide professionals working with medium to large networks with the skills and knowledge required to incorporate advanced routing concepts when implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. Students will build upon the knowledge and skills from CCNA Routing and Switching and help expand competencies to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routing network.

The overall design of the new ROUTE training is now heavily focused on lab-based learning. Some older topics have been removed or simplified from ROUTE v1.0, while several new IPv6 routing topics have been added. The course content has been adapted to Cisco IOS Software Release 15 and technically updated.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe routing protocols, different remote connectivity options, and their impact on routing and implementing RIPng

  • Configure EIGRP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

  • Configure OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 environments

  • Implement route redistribution using filtering mechanisms

  • Implement path control using policy-based routing and IP SLA

  • Implement enterprise Internet connectivity

  • Secure Cisco routers according to best practices and configure authentication for routing protocols

Course Outline

Module 1: Basic Network and Routing Concepts
Lesson 1: Differentiating Routing Protocols
Lesson 2: Understanding Network Technologies
Lesson 3: Connecting Remote Locations with the Headquarters
Lesson 4: Implementing RIPng

Module 2: EIGRP Implementation
Lesson 1: Establishing EIGRP Neighbor Relationships
Lesson 2: Building the EIGRP Topology Table
Lesson 3: Optimizing EIGRP Behavior
Lesson 4: Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
Lesson 5: Discovering Named EIGRP Configuration

Module 3: OSPF Implementation
Lesson 1: Establishing OSPF Neighbor Relationships
Lesson 2: Building the Link-State Database
Lesson 3: Optimizing OSPF Behavior
Lesson 4: Configuring OSPFv3

Module 4: Configuration of Redistribution
Lesson 1: Implementing Basic Routing Protocol Redistribution
Lesson 2: Manipulating Redistribution Using Route Filtering

Module 5: Path Control Implementation
Lesson 1: Using Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
Lesson 2: Implementing Path Control

Module 6: Enterprise Internet Connectivity
Lesson 1: Planning Enterprise Internet Connectivity
Lesson 2: Establishing Single-Homed IPv4 Internet Connectivity
Lesson 3: Establishing Single-Homed IPv6 Internet Connectivity
Lesson 4: Improving Resilience of Internet Connectivity
Lesson 5: Considering Advantages of Using BGP
Lesson 6: Implementing Basic BGP Operations
Lesson 7: Using BGP Attributes and the Path Selection Process
Lesson 8: Controlling BGP Routing Updates
Lesson 9: Implementing BGP for IPv6 Internet Connectivity

Module 7: Routers and Routing Protocol Hardening
Lesson 1: Securing Cisco Routers
Lesson 2: Describing Routing Protocol Authentication Options
Lesson 3: Configuring EIGRP Authentication
Lesson 4: Configuring OSPF Authentication
Lesson 5: Configuring BGP Authentication


The following discovery labs are included in this course:

Discovery 1: Configuring RIPng
Discovery 2: Configuring and Investigating Basic EIGRP
Discovery 3: Building The EIGRP Topology Table
Discovery 4: EIGRP Stub Routing
Discovery 5: EIGRP Summarization
Discovery 6: EIGRP Load Balancing
Discovery 7: EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration
Discovery 8: Discovering Named EIGRP Configuration
Discovery 9: Basic OSPF Configuration Introduction
Discovery 10: Building the Link-State Database
Discovery 11: OSPF Path Selection
Discovery 12: OSPF Route Summarization
Discovery 13: OSPF Stub Areas
Discovery 14: Implementing OSPFv3
Discovery 15: Basic Redistribution
Discovery 16: Manipulate Redistribution
Discovery 17: Manipulate Redistribution Using Route Maps
Discovery 18: Analyzing CEF
Discovery 19: Implementing PBR
Discovery 20: NAT Virtual Interface
Discovery 21: Basic IPv6 Internet Connectivity
Discovery 22: Basic BGP Configuration
Discovery 23: Influencing BGP Path Selection
Discovery 24: BGP for IPv6
Discovery 25: Configuring EIGRP Authentication
Discovery 26: OSPF Authentication Configuration

The following challenge labs are included in this course:

Challenge 1: Configure RIPng
Challenge 2: Configure EIGRP
Challenge 3: Configure and Optimize EIGRP for IPv6
Challenge 4: Implement EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6 Through Named Configuration
Challenge 5: Configure OSPF
Challenge 6: Optimize OSPF
Challenge 7: Configure OSPFv3
Challenge 8: Implement Redistribution Using Route Filtering
Challenge 9: Implement Path Control
Challenge 10: Configuring BGP
Challenge 11: Configure Authentication for EIGRP Routes
Challenge 12: Configure BGP Authentication


The course is appropriate for enterprise network engineers with at least one year of job experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions.