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Cisco Advanced Routing: Tier 3 Service Providers

by Nick Russo

Service Provider networks are great places to expand your networking skills and perspectives. This course will teach you how to configure and troubleshoot routing protocols and IP services using a large-scale network topology.

What you'll learn

Believe it or not, enterprise and service provider networking technologies are converging, and this course helps illustrate that. In this course, Cisco Advanced Routing: Tier 3 Service Providers, you’ll learn to design, configure, and manage a small Internet Service Provider (ISP), which in many ways resembles a large enterprise. First, you’ll explore OSPF, a complex and popular routing protocol common deployed in enterprises and service providers alike. Next, you’ll apply BGP both for upstream Internet connectivity and MPLS layer-3 VPN service, which large enterprises commonly use to provide multi-tenancy at scale. Finally, you’ll learn how to optimize the network using a subset of common IP services relating to management, monitoring, and security. Most of these topics are discussed using both IPv4 and IPv6 in the context of dual-stacking. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Cisco enterprise networking needed to manage large sized enterprise networks.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What will you learn in this ISP management course?

In this course, you will learn how to utilize a novel 20-node topology to demonstrate multi-area OSPF with route filtering and summarization, complex route redistribution, MPLS Layer 3 VPN with BGP route reflection and more.

What is an area border router?

An area border router is in the ISPF boundary between two areas.

What is OSPF used for?

The OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) protocol is one of a family of IP routing protocols, and is in Interior Gateway Protocol for the internet. OSPF is used to distribute IP routing information throughout a single Autonomous System in an IP network.

Are there prerequisites for this networking course?

Prerequisites for this course include: The Cisco Enterprise Core learning path, which is available here on Pluralsight.

Who is this course for?

This course is for IT professionals who are looking to create and manage their own Cisco enterprise network.

About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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