Routing Fundamentals Course

Learn fundamentals of how routers talk to each other in order to ensure your traffic gets where it needs to go, and what's unique about how Juniper devices do it!

1 hour, 51 minutes

Course description

In this course, we'll be covering the basics of how routers talk to each other to dynamically route traffic across networks. In addition, we'll be taking a look at how Juniper devices handle traffic routing and forwarding and how those decisions are made. Finally, we'll explore how to separate routing information with tables and instances.


Dynamic Routing

Video - 00:39:00

A brief overview of the main routing protocols, rip, ospf, is-is and bgp, including advantages and use cases.
Tables and Instances

Video - 00:26:00

Routing tables, inet.0, inet.1, inet.2 and mpls.0 etc. Routing instances.
Traffic Forwarding Decisions

Video - 00:23:00

Routing information preference, metrics and longest match.
Routing Tables vs Forwarding Tables

Video - 00:23:00

Take a look at routing versus forwarding tables. Review control and forwarding planes concepts. Show the forwarding table and discuss how it is derived.

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

Ben Jacobson is a network engineer with a passion for learning and drive to impart his passion onto those who wish to advance in the Cybersecuity and IT Networking industry. Ben has specialized in service provider WAN networking, engineering solutions for State Government infrastructure in the United States with a specialty in engineering connectivity for statewide scale IOT and OT.

Ben has always had a passion for helping others learn and advance. He's taken that passion and poured it into his several courses teaching to multiple IT networking vendor certifications and ancillary technologies surrounding the space.

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