Description

The Cisco ASR 903 Essentials (ASR903E) v3.10.0S is a 3-day lab-intensive instructor-led course that introduces the learners to the Cisco ASR 903 Aggregation Services Router running Cisco IOS XE Software Release 3.10.0S. The learner learns the major features, functions, characteristics, and connectivity options of Cisco ASR 903 routers. The course includes detailed, platform-specific information about the hardware, as well as the functional operation of high availability, In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), and Ethernet and mobility services in the Cisco ASR 903 router.
This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that the learner is able to successfully deploy a Cisco ASR 903 router.
The ASR903E course is sold at closed enrolment training price.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • List and describe features, benefits, and functions of Cisco ASR 903 router
  • List and describe the architecture, features, and functions of the hardware elements of the Cisco ASR 903 chassis, route service processor (RSP), and interface modules
  • Explain the Cisco ASR 903 operating system and functionality
  • Install software and successfully reboot a Cisco ASR 903 router
  • Initiate a failover and describe the Cisco ASR 903 high-availability capabilities
  • Install software and describe the Cisco ASR 903 ISSU capabilities
  • Describe and configure Ethernet sevices
  • Describe and configure mobility services, including time division multiplexing (TDM) and clocking
  • Explain how quality of service (QoS) is implemented in hardware and how QoS features provide improved and more predictable network service

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Cisco ASR 903 System Introduction
  • Lab 1: Logging into the System and Basic Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Lab 2: ASR 903 System Operation Functions
  • Module 2: Cisco ASR 903 Hardware Architecture
  • Module 3: Cisco ASR 903 Software Architecture
  • Module 4: Cisco ASR 903 Operations
  • Module 5: Cisco ASR 903 High Availablility
  • Lab 3: ASR 903 High Availability and IOS ISSU
  • Module 6: Cisco ASR 903 Ethernet Services
  • Lab 4: Configuring Ethernet Interfaces
  • Module 7: Cisco ASR 903 Mobility Services
  • Lab 5: Configuring an End-to-End Packet-Based Solution That Transports TDM Circuits
  • Module 8: Cisco ASR 903 Quality of Service
  • Lab 6: Adding a QoS Policy to Mobile Backhaul

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Attend the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) course or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS Software commands
  • Understanding of principles of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Ethernet, and routing services