In order to earn the CCNA, you'll need to know how to configure a Cisco router. In this course, you will learn about the router boot up process, the files that the router uses to operate, as well as see a router configuration demo.
Configuring a Cisco router is more than just entering commands. In order to properly understand what the configuration steps do, you need to have a basic understanding of the components of a router, including processor, memory, and input/outputs. In this course, Configuring a Cisco Router , you will learn different types of memory and the files stored in them, the order in which the files are loaded, as well as the function of each file. First, you will walk though, step by step, the commands and their function to properly configure the basic features of the device. This includes setting a router name, securing user and privileged modes, enabling encrypted remote support via SSH, and applying IP addresses to interfaces so the router can pass traffic. Next, you will see a demonstration about configuring the router in a long form, and then redo the same configuration using tips, tricks, and shortcuts to speed up the process. Common errors, including errors made during the configuration, will be pointed out and discussed. Finally, you will wrap up the course by examining Internetworking Operating System (IOS) file names, demonstrating how to upgrade IOS, as well as how to access router configuration when you don't know the password. By the end of this course, you'll understand the commands required to bring a router online, allowing it to pass traffic from one interface to another, which will help you on your path to earning the CCNA.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Configuring a Cisco Router. I am a network engineer with 20 years professional experience managing enterprise networks and educating people about them. We're going to have some fun today with this very hands‑on course, learning to establish connectivity to a router for configuration, configuring basic features of the router, as well as adding IP addresses and configuring SSH. Additionally, you will see how to use shortcuts in the router configuration to make it quick and efficient to configure a device, as well as how to upgrade a router operating system and reset a forgotten or unknown password. By the end of this course, you'll understand the commands required to bring a router online, allowing it to pass traffic from one interface to another. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Introduction to Networking and Network Layer Addressing. The course will prepare you to move into the rest of the CCNA training series. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn how to build a basic router configuration with the Configuring a Cisco Router course, at Pluralsight.