COMP06202 2015 Routing Protocol and Concepts
This module describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and the primary routing protocols.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify the characteristics of Distance Vector and Link State Routing.
Configure, secure, verify and troubleshoot single area and multiarea ospf routing
Understand, configure and troubleshoot static and default routes
Configure, secure verify and troubleshoot EIGRP routing
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of networking concepts and allow students to experiment with network behaviour.
Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem solving skills.
Module Assessment Strategies
Continuous assessment will take place in a laboratory environment employing network simulation software as well as hands on testing using approved industry standard equipment.
Repat exam and/or practical to examine the learning outcomes that have not been achieved.
- Describe the primary functions and features of a router .
- Configure a router to route between multiple directly connected networks
- Explain how routers use information in data packets to make forwarding decisions in a small- to medium-sized business network.
- Explain the encapsulation and de-encapsulation process used by routers when switching packets between interfaces.
- Compare ways in which a router builds a routing table when operating in a small- to medium-sized business network.
- Explain routing table entries for directly connected networks.
- Explain how a router builds a routing table of directly connected networks.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of static routing.
- Explain the purpose of different types of static routes.
- Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes by specifying a next-hop address.
- Configure an IPv4 and IPv6 default routes and summary network addresses
- Configure a floating static route to provide a backup connection.
- Explain how a router processes packets when a static route is configured.
- Troubleshoot common static and default route configuration issues.
- Explain the basic operation of dynamic routing protocols.
- Compare and contrast dynamic and static routing.
- Determine which networks are available during an initial network discovery phase.
- Define the different categories of routing protocols.
- Describe the process by which distance vector routing protocols learn about other networks.
- Identify the types of distance-vector routing protocols.
- Configure the RIP routing protocol and the RIPng routing protocol.
- Explain the process by which link-state routing protocols learn about other networks.
- Describe the information sent in a link-state update.
- Describe advantages and disadvantages of using link-state routing protocols.
- Identify protocols that use the link-state routing process. (OSPF, IS-IS)
- Determine the route source, administrative distance, and metric for a given route.
- Explain the concept of a parent/child relationship in a dynamically built routing table.
- Compare the IPv4 classless route lookup process and the IPv6 lookup process.
- Analyze a routing table to determine which route will be used to forward a packet.
- Explain the process by which link-state routers learn about other networks
- Describe the types of packets used by CISCO IOS routers to establish and maintain an OSPF network.
- Explain how CISCO IOS routers achieve convergence in an OSPF network
- Configure an OSPF router ID
- Configure single-area OSPFv2 and v3 in a small, routed network
- Explain how OSPF uses cost to determine best path
- Verify single-area OSPFv2 and v3 in a small, routed network
Adjust and Troubleshoot Single-Area OSPF
- Modify the OSPF interface priority to influence the DR/BDR election
- Configure a router to propagate a default route in an OSPF network
- Modify OSPF interface settings to improve network performance
- Configure OSPF authentication to ensure secure routing updates
- Troubleshoot missing route entries in an OSPF routing table
- Explain why multiarea OSPF is used.
- Explain how multiarea OSPF uses link-state advertisements in order to maintain routing tables.
- Explain how OSPF established neighbor adjacencies in a multiarea OSPF implementation.
- Configure multiarea OSPFv2 in a routed network.
- Configure multiarea route summarization in a routed network.
- Verify multiarea OSPFv2 operations.
Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)
- Describe the features and operation of EIGRP.
- Examine the different EIGRP packet formats.
- Calculate the composite metric used by the Diffusing Update Algorithm (DUAL).
- Describe the concepts and operation of DUAL.
- Examine the commands to configure and verify basic EIGRP operations for IPv4 and IPv6.
EIGRP Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting
- Configure EIGRP automatic summarization.
- Configure EIGRP manual summarization.
- Configure a router to propagate a default route in an EIGRP network.
- Modify EIGRP interface settings to improve network performance.
- Configure EIGRP authentication to ensure secure routing updates.
- Troubleshoot neighbor adjacency issues and missing route entries in an EIGRP network.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Practical implenentation and Evaluation to evaluate student understanding of routing concepts||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||30 %||Week 10||1,2,3,4|
|2||Multiple Choice Questions||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||20 %||Week 13||1,2,3,4|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam 2 hour written examination||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Problem Based Learning||Computer Laboratory||Network Design, Implementation and Troubleshooting||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Theory Aspects of Course||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Offsite||Self Directed Learning||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2014 Scaling Networks Companion Guide Cisco Press
2014 Routing and Switching Essentials Companion Guide Cisco Press
Jun 2013 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide, 3rd Edition Cisco Press
Simulation Software - Packet Tracer, GNS3
ITSligo Moodle page