The Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0 is an instructor-led course that provides professionals working with medium to large networks with the skills and knowledge required to incorporate advanced routing concepts when implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. Students will gain knowledge on routing protocols for both IPv4 and IPv6: EIGRP and OSPF for an enterprise and BGP for enterprise Internet connectivity. They will also learn how to redistribute routes, implement path control, and secure Cisco routers.
This training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.

The ROUTE course is a component of the CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP curricula, and is offered as 5-day instructor-led training.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe routing protocols, different remote connectivity options, and their impact on routing and implementing RIPng
  • Configure EIGRP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Configure OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Implement route redistribution using filtering mechanisms
  • Implement path control using policy-based routing and IP SLA
  • Implement enterprise Internet connectivity
  • Secure Cisco routers according to best practices and configure authentication for routing protocols


The course contains these components:
  • Basic Network and Routing Concepts
    • Differentiating Routing Protocols
    • Understanding Network Technologies
    • Connecting Remote Locations with the Headquarters
    • Implementing RIPng
    • Lab: Configuring RIPng
    • Challenge Lab: Configuring RIPng
  • EIGRP Implementation
    • Establishing EIGRP Neighbor Relationships
    • Lab: Configuring and Investigating Basic EIGRP
    • Building the EIGRP Topology Table
    • Lab: Building the EIGRP Topology Table
    • Optimizing EIGRP Behavior
    • Lab: EIGRP Stub Routing
    • Lab: EIGRP Load Balancing
    • Challenge Lab: Configure EIGRP
    • Configuring EIGRP for IPv6
    • Lab: EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration
    • Challenge Lab: Configure and Optimize EIGRP for IPv6
    • Discovering Named EIGRP Configuration
    • Lab: Discovering the Named EIGRP Configuration
    • Challenge lab: Implement EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6 Through Named Configuration
  • OSPF Implementation
    • Establishing OSPF Neighbor Relationships
    • Lab: Basic OSPF Configuration Introduction
    • Building the Link-State Database
    • Lab: Building the Link-State Database
    • Lab: OSPF Path Selection
    • Challenge lab: Configure OSPF
    • Optimizing OSPF Behavior
    • Lab: OSPF Route Summarization
    • Lab: OSPF Stub Areas
    • Challenge lab: Optimize OSPF
    • Configuring OSPFv3
    • Lab: Implementing OSPFv3
    • Challenge lab: Configure OSPFv3
  • Configuration of Redistribution
    • Implementing Basic Routing Protocol Redistribution
    • Lab: Basic Redistribution
    • Manipulating Redistribution Using Route Filtering
    • Lab: Manipulate Redistribution
    • Lab: Manipulate Redistribution Using Route Maps
    • Challenge lab: Implement Redistribution Using Route Filtering
  • Path Control Implementation
    • Using Cisco Express Forwarding Switching
    • Lab: Analyzing Cisco Express Forwarding
    • Implementing Path Control
    • Lab: Implementing PBR
    • Challenge lab: Implement Path Control
  • Enterprise Internet Connectivity
    • Planning Enterprise Internet Connectivity
    • Establishing Single-Homed IPv4 Internet Connectivity
    • Lab: Configuring NAT Virtual Interface
    • Establishing Single-Homed IPv6 Internet Connectivity
    • Lab: Basic IPv6 Internet Connectivity
    • Improving Resilience of Internet Connectivity
    • Considering Advantages of Using BGP
    • Implementing Basic BGP Operations
    • Lab: Basic BGP Configuration
    • Using BGP Attributes and the Path Selection Process
    • Lab: Influencing BGP Path Selection
    • Controlling BGP Routing Updates
    • Challenge lab: Configure BGP
    • Implementing BGP for IPv6 Internet Connectivity
    • Lab: BGP for IPv6
  • Routers and Routing Protocol Hardening
    • Securing Cisco Routers
    • Describing Routing Protocol Authentication Options
    • Configuring EIGRP Authentication
    • Lab: Configuring EIGRP Authentication
    • Challenge lab: Configure Authentication for EIGRP Routes
    • Configuring OSPF Authentication
    • Lab: OSPF Authentication Configuration
    • Configuring BGP Authentication
    • Challenge lab: Configure BGP Authentication

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Describing network fundamentals
  • Establishing Internet and WAN connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Managing network device security
  • Operating a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshooting IP connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP and OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring devices for SNMP, syslog, and NetFlow access
  • Managing Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses

It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the following Cisco courses: