Configuring a Cisco Router for Cisco CCNA 200-125/100-105

In order to earn the CCNA, you'll need to know how to configure a Cisco router. In this course, you will learn about the router boot up process, the files that the router uses to operate, as well as see a router configuration demo.
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(51)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 21, 2016
Duration
2h 43m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Cisco Router Basics
Cisco Router Files and Licensing
Router Configuration
Router Configuration with Shortcuts and IPv6
Upgrading IOS
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Course info
Rating
(51)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 21, 2016
Duration
2h 43m
Description

Configuring a Cisco router is more than just entering commands. In order to properly understand what the configuration steps do, you need to have a basic understanding of the components of a router, including processor, memory, and input/outputs. In this course, Configuring a Cisco Router for Cisco CCNA 200-125/100-105, you will learn different types of memory and the files stored in them, the order in which the files are loaded, as well as the function of each file. First, you will walk though, step by step, the commands and their function to properly configure the basic features of the device. This includes setting a router name, securing user and privileged modes, enabling encrypted remote support via SSH, and applying IP addresses to interfaces so the router can pass traffic. Next, you will see a demonstration about configuring the router in a long form, and then redo the same configuration using tips, tricks, and shortcuts to speed up the process. Common errors, including errors made during the configuration, will be pointed out and discussed. You will wrap up the course by examining Internetworking Operating System (IOS) file names, demonstrating how to upgrade IOS, as well as how to access router configuration when you don't know the password. By the end of this course, you'll understand the commands required to bring a router online, allowing it to pass traffic from one interface to another, which will help you on your path to earning the CCNA.

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About the author

For nearly 20 years, Ross has taught and managed data networks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Ross Bagurdes, and welcome to my course, Configuring a Cisco Router. I am a network engineer with 20 years professional experience managing enterprise networks and educating people about them. We're going to have some fun today with this very hands-on course learning to establish connectivity to a router for configuration, configuring basic features of the router, as well as adding IP addresses and configuring SSH. Additionally, you will see how to use shortcuts in the router configuration to make it quick and efficient, to configure a device, as well as how to upgrade a router operating system and reset a forgotten or unknown password. By the end of this course, you'll understand the commands required to bring a router online, allowing it to pass traffic from one interface to another. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Introduction to Networking and Network Layer Addressing. The course will prepare you to move into the rest of the CCNA training series. I'll hope you join me in this journey to learn how to build a basic router configuration with the Configuring a Cisco Router course at Pluralsight.

Cisco Router Basics
Welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Ross Bagurdes. This course is Cisco Router Configuration, and we're going to start it off with Cisco Router Basics. Our goals this module are to examine Cisco routers, identify network versus configuration interfaces, we'll take a look at the PC's boot process and compare that to the Cisco router boot process. All of this is going to get us prepared to understand how the router's operating and what we need to do to configure it.

Cisco Router Files and Licensing
Welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Ross Bagurdes. This is Cisco Router Files and Licensing. In this module our goals are to describe router memory as it's used in the boot process, as well as what files are there. We're going to talk about these important router files, because understanding what these files are is going to be critical in your understanding of how to troubleshoot and support Cisco devices. We're going to examine the IOS file naming convention, this is the Internetworking Operating System. That IOS image is a file, we put that in the flash memory of our routers, when the router boots up it uses that as the operating system of the device. Let's go take a look at all this.

Router Configuration
Welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Ross Bagurdes. This is Router Configuration. In this module, I want to get you up to speed so you can easily configure a Cisco router. Here's our goals this module. I want to discuss our configuration tasks first, then I want to connect our router to the console port, as well as connect the network interface cables to our PCs, and then we're going to go in and configure the router.

Router Configuration with Shortcuts and IPv6
Welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Ross Bagurdes. In this second module of Router Configuration, we're going to do that configuration again with shortcuts, and I'm going to add in the config for IPv6. Our goals this module are to erase our startup-config files and reload our router to start from scratch. We're going to do some tips and tricks for quicker router config. These involve using tab completion and the question mark command to make things operate a lot faster when we're typing, you won't have to tolerate me making errors in the config and having to retype a command six times. We're going to then go and configure that router with all the material we need, including IPv6, and then we're going to test out our IPv6 connections, as well as build an SSH connection to our router over IPv6. Let's get started.

Upgrading IOS
Welcome to Pluralsight, I'm Ross Bagurdes. This is Upgrading IOS. Our goals this module are to review those IOS files and take a look at where they're located. We're going to examine the components that we need to do an IOS upgrade, and then we're going to actually do a demonstration where we upgrade the IOS.