This intermediate Cisco OSPF Troubleshooting training prepares learners to identify the source of an OSPF error on a Cisco router and implement the appropriate steps to get your OSPF functionality restored.
The Open Shortest Path First protocol is a powerful and often complicated protocol. When it's working properly, an autonomous system's data can fly through its various nodes and routers. When it's malfunctioning, debugging it can seem intimidating and overwhelming.
The upside to OSPF is that although it's complex and layered, it doesn't tend to break in unexpected ways. What this Cisco OSPF Troubleshoot training will show you is how to recognize the obvious red flags that point you toward the solution. Implementing the solution might be challenging and complicated, but you can feel certain of the diagnosis and confident in your ability to implement the fix after taking this training.
For supervisors, this Cisco training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a Cisco reference resource.
Cisco OSPF Troubleshooting: What You Need to Know
This Cisco OSPF Troubleshooting training has videos that cover topics including:
- Checking Layer 2 functionality for errors
- Validating IP addresses on a router's interfaces
- Verifying static and dynamic routes configuration commands
- Establishing full neighbors between all OSPF routers
- Resolving missing OSPF routes from routing tables
Who Should Take Cisco OSPF Troubleshooting Training?
This Cisco OSPF Troubleshooting training is considered associate-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network administrators. This Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) skills course is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with interior gateway protocols and experienced network administrators looking to validate their Cisco skills.
New or aspiring network administrators. If you're a brand new network administrator, depending on your job responsibilities and network, it's not likely you'd be called on very often to troubleshoot your OSPF connectivity. But with this Cisco OSPF Troubleshoot training, you can step up to bat early. Managing the complicated OSPF protocol is often left to more experienced admins, get ahead of the game with this course in troubleshooting it.
Experienced network administrators. If you've spent your time as a network administrator on an enterprise network supported by Cisco devices, you may already have run into some times when OSPF failed or times when an OSPF router just wouldn't establish a full neighbor (even though it's right there!). This Cisco OSPF Troubleshoot training is made for network administrators with some experience on Cisco networks who need to have the steps for identifying and fixing OSPF problems in their back pockets.