Cisco OSPF Breakdown

This course is geared for Cisco's, CCNA (200-120) certification exam. OSPF

Instructed by Lazaro (Laz) Diaz

  • Once you finish my course, you will have a strong grasp of OSPF of its configurations and terminology. The understanding of OSPF routing concepts 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.
  • Mastering this knowledge will make the student, Networking and/or IT Professional a much more valuable asset in any IT environment.

 course is several hours long and will cover OSPF at great lengths. I will explain the inner workings of this highly scalable and complexed protocol. 

Students will get a thorough understanding of OSPF and how we would implement it in a real world environment. 

We will discuss the following concepts OSPF terminology; process ID's, LSA, DBD, LDB's and much more. We will be configuring OSPF in a point-to-point and broadcast type of network and understand the differences between them. Analyze the election process of DR and BDR using loopback addresses, priority numbers or putting in the router id manually. 

Once you get an understanding of how OSPF works and it's configurations we will then go into explaining and creating multiple area OSPF and OSPFV3 and analyze them as well. 

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 Cisco's Packet Tracer. 

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

Handouts will be available to facilitate learning and practice. 

This course will help the student become familiar with OSPF routing using various methods and how to implement them in your environment…but it will also help in preparing 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. 

  • Basic Cisco routing skills.
  • 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 OSPF.
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Section 1 : The Basics of OSPF

  • Lecture 1 :
  • : In this Lecture, I am sending out a message to the students to stay motivated and focused to reach their goal and attain the CCNA Certification.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Introduction to the Course
  • In this lecture I will briefly discuss all the concepts will be going over in this course .
  • Lecture 3 :
  • OSPF Terminology
  • In this lecture we will learn the different terms used in OSPF routing, and compare OSPF to distance vector routing protocols.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • OSPF Operation
  • In this lecture will discuss neighbor adjacency, LSA flooding and SPF tree calculation.
  • Lecture 5 :
  • LSA Types
  • In this lecture we will discuss what OSPF uses as basis to be able to calculate the shortest Path to a network.

Section 2 : SPF Tree Calculation

  • Lecture 1 :
  • How does OSPF calculate the Shortest Path First?
  • In this lecture we will discuss what OSPF uses as basis to be able to calculate the shortestPath to a network.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • OSPF Metrics
  • In this lecture we will look at how OSPF comes up with the metrics.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Configure OSPF Process ID
  • In this lecture will show how to start configuring OSPF, but will focus on the Process ID number portion.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Configuring OSPF Area
  • In this lecture will show how to start configuring OSPF, but will focus on the Area portion.
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Wildcard
  • In this lecture we will be looking at some wildcard examples.

Section 3 : Configuring our Network with OSPF

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Configuring Point-to-Point OSPF
  • In this lecture we will use the Packet Tracer and configure OSPF using three routers in a point-to-point network.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Configuring Multi-Access OSPF
  • In this lecture we will configure four routers using OSPF in the same broadcast domain, in order to analyze the election process of a DR/BDR.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Using the Passive Interface Command
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Using Default-Information Originate
  • In this lecture we will configure in our existing network the “default-informationoriginate” command and analyze what are the results.

Section 4 : Verifying OSPF Configuration

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Using the "show ip ospf" Command
  • In this lecture we will learn how to analyze the output of the “show ip ospf” command .
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Using the "show ip ospf database" Command
  • In this lecture we will learn how to analyze the output of the “show ip ospf database” command.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Using the "show ip ospf interface" Command
  • In this lecture we will learn how to analyze the output of the “show ip ospf interface” command.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • Using the "show ip ospf neighbor" Command
  • In this lecture we will learn how to analyze the output of the “show ip ospf neighbor” command.
  • Lecture 5 :
  • Using the ip protocols

Section 5 : Multiple Area OSPF

  • Lecture 1 :
  • OSPF Scalability
  • In this lecture will understand the flexibility and scalability of OSPF by creating multiple areas.
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Types Multiple Area components
  • In this lecture will discuss the many different types of components that exist in a multi-area OSPF.

Section 6 : Multi-Area Configurations

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Basic multi-area configuration
  • In this lecture you will configure a three router multi-area topology
  • Lecture 2 :
  • Basic2 multi-area configuration
  • In this lecture you will configure a large topology using Ethernet and analyze what happens to the type of LSA's that get sent.
  • Lecture 3 :
  • Advanced multi-area configuration
  • In this lecture we will use OSPF multi-area configuration, advanced setting.
  • Lecture 4 :
  • OSPFV3 Configuration
  • In this lecture we will be configuring the IPv6 version of OSPF.

Section 7 : Summary of OSPF

  • Lecture 1 :
  • Summary of Course
  • In this lecture we will bring all that we learned and summarize it.

Lazaro (Laz) Diaz,

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. My teaching experience stems from teaching at various institutions in the US. Now, I bring the classroom to you! I've taught over 100K students worldwide...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! Laz Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor & Motivational Evangelist - and - Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" now available on AMAZON
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