Routing Configuration & Router Administration for Cisco CCNA
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Routing Configuration & Router Administration for Cisco CCNA

This course will cover and prepare you for the Routing portion of Cisco's, CCNA (200-120) certification exam.
4.7 (102 ratings)
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Created by Lazaro Diaz
Last updated 3/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Once you finish my course, you will have a strong grasp on the concepts of which routing method to use in different networking environments. You will be able to configure any of the routing methods discussed and tweak each protocols attributes to make routing more efficient. You will learn how combine the two methods of routing to create backup routes if needed. You will also gain the knowledge on how to do administrative task on the router.
  • The understanding of routing is an essential element for any Networking and/or IT Professional. This course will prepare the student for any networking certification such as N+, CCNA, MCSE to include any Computer Science Degree.
  • Routing is an essential part of any network in order to communicate and transmit information. Mastering this knowledge will make the student, the Networking and/or IT Professional a much more valuable asset in any Network or IT environment.
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  • A good understanding of networks.
  • The Cisco Packet Tracer or similar simulator
  • A desire to absorb the information to be able to apply it in a test environment or in a real world scenario

This course is over 10 hours in length and will cover
everything from connecting to a router, configuring administrative tasks on the
router, learning the routers internal components such as RAM, ROM, NVRAM and
FLASH; learning how to manipulate the Registers on the router, backing up
configurations, using the CDP protocol, and all aspects of Static, Default and
Dynamic routing.

Please Note: The Cisco Packet Tracer is a Cisco proprietary software and can only be given out by Cisco. So, if you hear me say in any of the lectures, that I would be providing the CPT, please disregard since I cannot do so.

DISCLAIMER:   Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course.

If you are unable to get a hold of the CPT, remember that you have other options, like: GNS3, Boson or even live equipment.

It is recommended that you use any of the simulators mentioned above to follow along with the course.

Students will get a thorough understanding of how the routing process actually works and they will also learn how to configure all inter-networking components using the Cisco Packet Tracer (link attached for download), look for it under external .

Students will also be configuring RIPv2, EIGRP and OSPF and understand how to manipulate each routing protocols attributes to meet the requirements of the network.

This is a lecture based course using the Touch-IT Technology Smart board, which will make learning very interactive and engaging.

Hands on labs will be used to drill down the concepts learned in each lecture using the Cisco’s Packet Tracer.

My method will make you feel like you are sitting in a classroom environment and give you the most needed hands on experience!

Handouts will be available to facilitate learning and practice.

This course is designed to help the student become comfortable with the routing concepts and router administration…but it will also help in preparing them for any networking certification or Computer Science Degree; not to mention the fact, that for those already in the field, it will further
improve routing decisions in their particular networks.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for anyone that is preparing for a network certification or Computer Science Degree. However, it does go beyond that, it is also intended for those Networking and/or IT Professionals that are already in the field and need a better understanding of routing.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Introduction to Routing
8 Lectures 03:10:10

In this lecture I will explain as to what questions will be encountered in the CCNA certification and the hands on labs you will need to configure. Also explain which exam to take, better to take one exam instead of two, and discuss which exam to take the 200-120.

Preview 22:09

In this lecture you get familiarized with the Cisco Packet Tracer Simulator. You will learn how to navigate through the Cisco packet tracer, learn how to connect different devices using the proper cabling and just an overall look on the features of how the packet tracer works

Using the Packet Tracer Simulator

In this lecture you will learn about the Cisco IOS, the different types of routers fixed or modular. You learn how to connect to router using a console cable and use a terminal session to access the CLI. Also you will begin to learn the different prompts and commands you can type from that promt.
Routers IOS and using the CLI

In this lecture we continue with the router administration commands, that include lines, username, encryption etc.... You will also learn how to configure for SSH connectivity. 
Routers IOS and using the CLI Part2

In this lecture will finish with the administrative commands, will discuss the difference between DCE and DTE and finally learn how to backup our configurations to an FTP server.
Routers IOS and using the CLI Part3

In this lecture you will learn how work with the registry, how to view which registry setting your in and how you would interrupt the boot sequence if you needed to change the registry setting to bypass NVRAM to reset your  password
Administering the Routers IOS Part1

This lecture explains the real world procedure when booting into your router in 0x2142, and to reset your password. It will also show you how to restore your flash if it would be missing or corrupt, and discussion on the CDP protocol.
Administering the Routers IOS Part2

In this lecture will finish off with the CDP protocol, I will show you how to telnet into another router and learn how to configure host tables to be able to ping or telnet by using host-names.
Administering the Routers IOS Part3
Routing Basics
5 Lectures 02:09:05
This lecture will explain the difference between what a routing protocol such as Ripv2, EIGRP or OSPF and a routed protocol such as IPv4 or IPv6 is.
Preview 04:37

In this lecture we will talk about what does routing really mean and the different types of routing, Default, static or dynamic and how would you make a decision on which one to use.
What does the term Routing mean?

 In this lecture you will learn what exactly happens when information travels from one network to a different network. Show examples of routing tables and how they learned those routes.

The IP Routing Process

In this lecture we will start learning the Administrative Distances, configurations on static routes and default routes
Preview 34:57

In this lecture we will create a 3 router lab from scratch and configure basic administration on the routers, then we will configure static routes and analyze what happens to the packet as we start configuring the routes and finally will add default routes to the stub routers and see what the routing table looks like.

Static and Default Routing Part2
Dynamic Routing
4 Lectures 01:45:05
In this lecture we will discuss the differences between RIPv2, EIGRP and OSPF. We will discuss also which routing protocol to use base on infrastructure you are working with an manufacturer of the router. We will look at the different variables that we must look at that will help us decide which routing protocol to use. 
The basics of Routing Protocols

In this lecture we will discuss how distance vector routing protocols choose to route a packet and how to avoid routing loops using Split-horizon.
Distance – Vector Routing Protocols

In this lecture I will show you how to configure RIPv2 and explain to you what exactly is happening in the routing table.
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

In this lecture we will configure static routes using a higher administrative distance than RIP. We will also configure RIP and RIPv2 and analyze the routing tables behavior and how we would fix it so we can have full connectivity through the use of the RIPv2 routing protocol
Using Ripv2 and Static Routes Together
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
4 Lectures 01:48:50
This lecture gives a look into EIGRP and its features to include the DUAL algorithm and the tables it creates.
Introduction to EIGRP

In this lecture we will focus on the calculation of the Feasible Successor, Successor, and Feasible Distance calculation with in the topology and routing table. Also discuss how a route qualifies as a Feasible successor.
Sec4Lec13P2a Introduction to EIGRP

In this lecture will learn how to calculate the metric manually using the K values of Bandwidth and Delay.
Sec4Lec13P2b Introduction to EIGRP

In this lab I will show how to manipulate the path of a packet by making the bandwidth higher. We will use the packet tracer utility to analyze the path of the packet
Preview 39:40
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
2 Lectures 01:20:24
In this lecture we discuss the features of OSPF, its configurations using wildcard masking and areas. We will focus on Designate Routers and Backup Designated Routers and how you can manipulate the election in OSPF to who will be the DR or BDR.
Introduction to OSPF

In this lab we will create the Multi-Access environment where OSPF creates an election, and we will manipulate that election through the use of Loop back addresses, and Priority numbers analyzing as we go through each step.
Configuring OSPF

The following Quiz will test you on the subject matter of this course, and definitely IP's.
Router Administration and Routing Final Exam
34 questions
About the Instructor
Lazaro Diaz
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Network Engineer, Cisco & Microsoft Instructor

2017 will be the year to achieve your goals!

If you are determined, ambitious and hungry for a new beginning...then 2017 should be your year!  

...and how better to start or end the year than to get an IT Certification!

Whether you are interested in the CCNA R/S, the CCENT, ICND2, the CCNP, CompTIA or Microsoft certifications; or maybe you just want to understand the key topics for these, taking one or ALL of my courses, will get you a lot closer to that goal.

But, don't take my word for it...please take a look at the FREE previews (they are available in all my courses) and see for yourself.

As for me, 2017 will be the year of putting out new courses for different types of IT certifications among other things.

Expect to see more courses on Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA to name a few.

I also hope to complete my second book based on ALL the Routing Protocols either at the end of 2017 or by the first quarter of 2018.

However, keep in miind that my first book is currently available on AMAZON and it's called "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" This is for those that may need a little help in understanding IP's since it is the key topic to Networking and IT in general.

So, yes, with all these great plans for the near future, my schedule will be quite full but fulfilling!

Now...what you wanted to know about me but where afraid to ask:

If you are tired of the same old methods of learning and want someone that is pretty much unconventional, but at the same time will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience in layman's terms...then please preview my courses and you will discover that I am your guy.

I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS and since then, I have passed the first of the required two test for the CCIE.

My teaching experience stems from teaching at institutions like Palm Beach Community College, New Horizons, Florida Career College (now Anthem College) and The Academy of South Florida not to mention that I also do private consulting.

Now, I bring the classroom to you by being in several e-Learning platforms world-wide, teaching over 100K students...courtesy of the internet. Thank goodness for technology!   ;-)

Having been in all sides of the spectrum; as a student, a teacher/trainer, and in the field, I believe this uniquely qualifies me to understand you, the student. I know first hand what you have been exposed to as opposed to what you really want to accomplish. These two are sometimes extremely conflicting and frustrating. That is why I teach in the manner I do and can relate to your rejection of the Status Quo.

I have taught corporate employees at MetroPCS (now T-Mobile) and have also taught IT professionals of companies like The Florida Marlins, Ulysse Nardin, Alberta Water Department (Canada), The Assurant Group, Hospital personnel & Attorney's firms, among others. to guide them in acquiring their IT certifications or general knowledge. 

However, my expertice also extends to being able to teach applications as well. YES!...I am also an applications instructor and qualified to teach Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.This of course includes the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification.

As you can see, I am a multifaceted person and consider myself to be an eternal student as well.

I teach in an unconventional way that allows for students to understand the subject matter and can therefore, not only prepare them for a Cisco,  Microsoft or CompTIA certification exam, but apply my methods in the real world. I strive to give the student a greater opportunity to compete in the current job markets. Do I go above and beyond what is needed for a certification?...YES, I do!...because it's not only about getting a certification, it's also about making sure that you, the student, is prepared for a job interview and/or maintaining your current job by enhancing your skills. This is where I step in and make sure that you are prepared for whatever you need and make you an asset to your employer. Everyone has different requirements and I make sure, or at least I try, to provide information for most scenarios.

My classes and/or courses are very simple and that's how I like to teach. I truly believe in "KISS",,,NO, I don't want to kiss you, what this means "keep it simple stupid" - If things are kept simple, easily explained in a way that the student can grasp quickly and retain the information...then I have achieved my goal!

For those that do not know me yet, you may not be used to my style of teaching, but you will soon get accustomed to it :)... I'm very laid back, I try to make learning fun and I teach in layman's physics jargon or mumbo jumbo in my teachings. My courses are very interactive and extremely dynamic! will not find my lectures monotone or boring, because falling asleep, for lack of excitement, is just NOT an option. Just take a look for yourself at my video previews, which I always provide on ALL my courses, so you can determine if I'm the right guy to help you get your industry specific certifications. ;)

I certainly hope that after a careful review of my credentials & testimonials (you can Google it you know!), I'm the Cisco, Microsoft or CompTIA Instructor you're looking for!


Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor &
Motivational Evangelist

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Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" now on AMAZON