How to master your routing knowledge?

By karmeshboy ·
Please let me know wasy to master routing skills. Currently, I am doing my BSCI and I nreally need some advice on how to polisg my skills in routing (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, ISIS, etc). I would like any suggestion, any website URLs/any ebooks or books? currently, I am using the Cisco press. probably, u guys out there would have more knowledge or experience and I need your guidance. Thank you in advance.

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Cisco Learning Academy

by CG IT In reply to How to master your routin ...

Cisco is the best place for Cisco stuff [routing].

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only if you go beyone CCNA level

by jdclyde In reply to Cisco Learning Academy

because there isn't much about routing in Cisco 1 thru 4.

And if you are not using it in the real world, most of it is in one ear and out the other because they throw so much at you, so fast.

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well the posters said BSCI and that is a CCNP course

by CG IT In reply to only if you go beyone CCN ...

but wanted to know about OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, ISIS, etc and those concepts are covered in CCNA. Need a brush up? I would say go over the stuff in the CCNA and Cisco Academy is the place for that. They even have Video shows on it.

JD is right, if you don't use it, you'll lose it.....

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In the lab...

by Jellimonsta In reply to How to master your routin ...

If you really want to polish your routing skills, you should invest in some gear. You can generally find used Cisco gear on EBay. I would recommend putting a small together for yourself. If you got 3 or so routers, and a switch or two, it will help immensely.
You will need to make sure you look for IOS versions that are capable of the routing protocols you wish to investigate.

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or the poor mans lab

by jdclyde In reply to In the lab...

find an esim lab. the better ones, you can't tell that you aren't in a real router.

having fun changing our network over to MPLS. Would help if the vendor would set the lines up properly..... :0

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by Jellimonsta In reply to or the poor mans lab

I agree about the ELabs. Some of them are pretty good. Good luck with the MPLS implementation. Does your provider support multicast inherent? Or do you have to do a full GRE mesh? I hope it's not the latter, that would be a major PITA to administer.

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I have to agree

by Jacky Howe In reply to In the lab...

hands on experience is hard to beat. :)

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