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CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) Crash Course

Get Ready to Crush the CCNP R/S ROUTE 300-101 Exam

Kevin Wallace

The Cisco Certified Network Professional in Routing and Switching (CCNP R/S) certification is one of the most popular certifications in the IT industry, indicating you have the ability to work with routers in medium-sized to enterprise networks. Attainment of this certification not only lets hiring managers know that you’re skilled working with Cisco routers, but it also enhances and updates your current skill set.

The CCNP R/S certification requires you pass three exams: ROUTE (300-101), SWITCH (300-115), and TSHOOT (300-135). This course prepares you for the first of those exams, ROUTE (300-101).

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Discuss exam topics and structure.
  • Configure multiple virtual routers on a single physical router using VRF Lite.
  • Configure a RIPng.
  • Explain the characteristics of EIGRP.
  • Configure EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6 (including Named EIGRP).
  • Explain the characteristics of OSPF (including LSA Types).
  • Configure OSPFv2 for IPv4, OSPFv3 for IPv6, and OSPFv3 Address Families.
  • Describe and configure route redistribution between EIGRP and OSPF.
  • Describe and configure Policy Based Routing (PBR).
  • Explain the characteristics of BGP.
  • Configure BGP for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Describe and configure router-based security services (including AAA using a local database, restricting access to a router/switch VTY port, and IPv6 traffic filters.
  • Understand infrastructure services (including NAT64, NATv6, and Cisco NetFlow)
  • Learn strategies for exam preparation (including options to get your hands-on equipment and the psychology of taking an exam).

This training course is for you because...

  • This training prepares certification candidates for the Cisco CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) exam.
  • This training equips network professionals with the professional-level skills required to configure, manage, and troubleshoot medium-sized to large enterprise networks using Cisco routers.


  • Prior to taking this course, a learner should have earned their CCNA R/S certification (or have equivalent experience).

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance:

  • This training covers the core topics in the CCNP R/S ROUTE curriculum. To round out the remaining topics in the curriculum, learners will be required to view assigned sections of the CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course, available on Safari at: http://bit.ly/safari-route
  • Although not required, attendees will benefit by having access to their own Cisco routers and switches. If physical routers and switches are not available, attendees can use a network emulator such as Cisco VIRL (available at: http://kwtrain.com/virl ).


If a learner has not yet earned their CCNA R/S certification, they could benefit by viewing the CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video course, available on Safari at: http://bit.ly/safari-ccna-rs

About your instructor

  • Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 No. 7945 (Collaboration and Route/Switch), is a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI No. 20061), and he has earned multiple Cisco professional and associate-level certifications in the Route/Switch, Collaboration, Security, Design, and Data Center tracks. With Cisco experience dating back to 1989, Kevin has been a Network Design Specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort, an instructor of Cisco courses for Cisco Learning Partners (CLPs), and a Network Manager for Eastern Kentucky University. Currently, Kevin produces video courses and writes books for Cisco Press/Pearson IT Certification (http://kwtrain.com/books). Also, he owns and operates Kevin Wallace Training, LLC (http://kwtrain.com), a provider of self-paced training materials that simplify networking topics. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, and he lives in central Kentucky with his wife (Vivian) and two daughters (Sabrina and Stacie).


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Segment 1: Exam Overview Length: 30 Minutes - Instructor will describe topics appearing on the CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) exam.

Segment 2: VRF Lite Length: 15 Minutes - Learners will learn how to virtualize multiple routers inside a single physical router.

Segment 3: RIPng Length: 30 Minutes - Instructor will demonstrate the configuration of the RIPng routing protocol.

Segment 4: EIGRP Length: 90 Minutes - Instructor will discuss the theory and features of the EIGRP routing protocol. - Learners will discover how to configure EIGRP for IPv4, EIGRP for IPv6, and Named EIGRP.

Segment 5: OSPF Length: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes - Instructor will discuss the theory and features of the OSPF routing protocol. - Learners will discover how to configure OSPFv2 for IP4, OSPFv3 for IPv6, and OSPFv3 Address Families.

Segment 6: Route Redistribution Length: 45 Minutes - Learners will learn routing protocol-specific considerations for performing route redistribution. - Instructor will demonstrate mutual route redistribution between OSPF and EIGRP.

Segment 7: Policy Based Routing (PBR) Length: 30 Minutes - Attendees will see how to administratively influence path selection through the use of Policy Based Routing.

Segment 8: BGP Length: 60 Minutes - Instructor will discuss the theory and features of the BGP routing protocol. - Learners will discover how to configure BGP for IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Segment 9: Security Length: 30 Minutes - Learners will discover a collection of features used to better secure their Cisco router (including AAA with a local database, device access control, and IPv6 traffic filters).

Segment 10: Infrastructure Services Length: 30 Minutes - Instructor will discuss router services, including NAT64 and NetFlow.

Segment 11: Final Preparation Length: 15 minutes - Attendees will be equipped with study strategies and a collection of best practice recommendations for their exam day.