What about this course?
In this tour de force on the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) dynamic routing protocol for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) candidate we will cover the basics of OSPF configuration and adjacencies, message types, Designated Router (DR)/Backup Designated Router (BDR) behavior, Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) semantics, timers, the different OSPF network types such as point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, broadcast, non-broadcast, and point-to-multipoint non-broadcast, OSPF in an L3 VPN environment as the Provider Edge (PE)-to-Customer Edge (CE) protocol, neighbor states, an exhaustive examination of the Link State Database (LSDB), LSA types, traffic engineering with OSPF, summarization on Area Border Routers (ABRs) and Autonomous System Border/Boundary Routers (ASBRs), virtual links, the Stub, Totally Stub, Not-so-Stubby, Totally Not-so-Stubby area types, OSPFv3, OSPFv3 with Address Families (AF), extensive use of Wireshark for packet capture and analysis, OSPF authentication, Incremental Shortest Path First (ISPF), OSPF and MPLS in an MPLS BGP-free core, and a detailed look at OSPF RFCs 2328, 5340, and 5838
Instructor for this course
CCNA (RS CCNP (RS & WRLS) CNACI CWNE #131 JNCIA WRLS & SC)
This course is composed by the following modules
The OSPF Router ID
Database Description Packets
Link-State Request Packets
Link-State Update Packets
Link-State Acknowledgement Packets
OSPF Packet Header
OSPF Neighbor States
The Empty Neighbor List
Stuck in the ATTEMPT State
Stuck in the INIT State
Stuck in the 2-Way State
Stuck in the ExStart State
OSPF Network Types
OSPF Link State Advertisement Types
DR/BDR Preemption Corner Case
The Stub Area
The Totally Stubby Area
The Not-so-Stubby Area (NSSA)
The Totally Not-so-Stubby Area
Internal & External Summarization
Best Path Selection
Inter-Area Path Selection
OSPFv3 - Part I (Traditional OSPF for IPv6)
OSPFv3 - Part II (OSPFv3 with Address Families)
OSPFv3 - Part III (Summarization)
OSPFv3 - Part IV (Authentication)
DMVPN & OSPF
OSPF & MPLS L3 VPN
OSPF Sham Links
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
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