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.
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.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my Cisco Advanced Routing: Tier 3 ISPs course. Small service providers have a good deal of technical overlap with large enterprises, and this course focuses on those technologies specifically. We'll explore a novel 20‑node topology to demonstrate the following: multi‑area OSPF with route filtering and summarization, complex route redistribution when connecting new customers, MPLS Layer 3 VPN service with BGP route reflection, performance monitoring and object tracking, and various IP services such as SNMP, TACACS, and Control Plane Policing. After completing this course, you'll know how to design, operate, and maintain large‑sized enterprise networks in production. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite training. The Cisco Enterprise Core learning path is a great resource to provide intermediate networking skills. You don't have to watch all of it, but I suggest selecting a few courses to improve your weakest areas. At a minimum, I'd recommend these three courses as they introduce the relevant technologies seen in this course. It's a good way to gauge your skills before starting my advanced training. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about Cisco advanced routing techniques for Tier 3 ISPs, at Pluralsight.