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S3. Scaling networks

The focus of this course is on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. You will do the following:

  • Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Describe the operations and benefits of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot STP operations
  • Describe the operations and benefits of link aggregation and Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP
  • Configure and troubleshoot basic operations of routers in a complex routed network for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configure and troubleshoot advanced operations of routers and implement RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP routing protocols for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Manage Cisco IOS® Software licensing and configuration files

By the end of this course, you will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.