In this course, Protocol Deep Dive: OSPF, you will learn foundational knowledge of OSPF. First, you will learn about OSPF's essential concepts, which will then be built on as the course continues. Next, you'll focus on OSPF relationships: how they work, what can prevent them from working, as well as a closer look at the OSPF packet and how information is exchanged between OSPF devices. You'll also take a closer look at how OSPF implements hierarchy through the use of areas, including what their effect is, the different area types, as well as the different additional messages that are used. Finally, you'll spend some additional time in the lab and look over how different issues can be found and fixed. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of OSPF needed to successfully navigate its use in most common enterprise environments.
Course Overview (Music) Hi everyone. My name is Sean Wilkins, and welcome to my course, Protocol Deep Dive: OSPF. I am a network engineer, author, and technical editor at infoDispersion. OSPF is a routing protocol that is commonly used on enterprise networks, but often is not completely understood. This course focuses on providing the learner with a more in-depth understanding of OSPF and its operations. While this course doesn't require previous OSPF knowledge, it will help to ensure the student have a perspective of where it fits inside a network generally. Some of the major topics that we will cover include covering OSPF basics, forming basic OSPF relationships, discussing simple OSPF communications plots, introducing multi-area OSPF, and troubleshooting common OSPF issues. By the end of this course you'll have an in-depth knowledge of OSPF and its operations and be able to better navigate its use in a modern enterprise environment. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about OSPF with the Protocol Deep Dive: OSPF course at Pluralsight.