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LINX Accredited Internet Technician 2

A 5 day
training course

LINX 2 training course description

An intensive hands on IP routing course leading to LINX Accredited Internet Technician stage 2 focusing on routing in an IP environment. The course concentrates on OSPF and IS-IS but also covers STP and VLANS. Hands on sessions are used to reinforce the theory rather than teach specific manufacturer equipment.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Calculate subnet numbers in seconds.
  • Configure and troubleshoot static routes
  • Explain how OSPF works.
  • Build resilient networks with VRRP and OSPF.
  • Implement and troubleshoot OSPF.
  • Implement and troubleshoot IS-IS.
  • Implement and troubleshoot VLANS.
  • Evaluate and choose appropriate routing protocols for particular scenarios.

LINX 2 training course details

Who will benefit:
Network engineers.
LAIT I attendance and 55%+ exam score. OR
LAIT I exam only and pass (70%+). OR
CCNA and take LAIT I exam on this course.
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Very good training style, clear communication and didn’t mind us asking questions. "
T. S. Zen Internet
"Covers a lot of different areas that are useful to understand networking. "
D. H. Concise Technology Services

LINX 2 training course contents

Basic routing
Review of LAIT I routing, reading routing tables.
Hands on: Setting up a routed network.

Static routes
Why use static routes? Default routes.
Hands on: Configuring static routes.

First hop redundancy
Default gateways, VRRP/HSRP/GBLP. Load sharing, critical IP addresses.
Hands on: VRRP.

What is OSPF? Process IDs, passive interfaces.
Hands on: Simple OSPF.

Bit boundary subnetting, calculating network numbers.
Exercise: Subnetting.

Metrics, convergence, DV vs. Link state, IGPs, classless, OSPF features, load sharing, OSPF authentication.
Hands on: OSPF features.

OSPF within an area
How OSPF works, LSDB, LSAs, router IDs, hellos, configuring hellos, exchange protocol.
Hands on: Investigating OSPF structures.

Scalability, why areas? Area IDs, area 0, ABRs, ABR resilience, areas & LSDBs & LSAs, Type 3s, virtual links.
Hands on: Multi area OSPF.

Multiple routing protocols, common scenarios, routing distance, External LSAs, E1 and E2. Type 4 LSAs. OSPF and default routes.
Hands on: Configuring static route redistribution.

Route aggregation
Route summarisation. How to aggregate, ABR summarisation, ASBR summarisation.
Hands on: OSPF address summarisation.

OSPF packet formats
OSPF packets, protocol stack, packet flows, OSPF headers, neighbours, neighbour states, DRs, adjacencies, BDRs, DR election.
Hands on: Analysing OSPF packets, troubleshooting.

OSPF stub areas
LSA types, area types, area architecture, stub areas, default routes, benefits & disadvantages of stub areas, TSSAs, NSSAs, Type 7 LSAs.
Hands on: Stub and TSSA configuration.

End systems, Intermediate systems, how IS-IS works, IS-IS router ID, Level 1, Level 2, IS-IS hierarchy.
Hands on: Configuring IS-IS, troubleshooting IS-IS.

Routing IPv6
Multiprotocol routing, IPv6 addressing, IPv6 routing tables, IPv6 static routes, OSPFv3, IS-IS and IPv6.
Hands on: Routing IPv6.

What are VLANs, tagging, 802.1Q, Inter VLAN routing.
Hands on: Inter VLAN routing.

STP and alternatives
Hands on: RSTP.

Appendix: EIGRP: How EIGRP works, DUAL.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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