OSPF Course For CCNP and Beyond: A Complete Guide

Are you trying to pass your CCNP ENCOR or ENARSI exams? Do you want to become a CCIE one day? Well then this ospf course is for you!

Complete this course and you will be able to confidently explain, configure, and troubleshoot OSPF.

OSPF Lesson for CCNP ENCOR ENARSI

Are you trying to pass your CCNP ENCOR or ENARSI exams? Do you want to become a CCIE one day? Well then this OSPF course is for you!

Complete this course and you will be able to confidently explain, configure, and troubleshoot OSPF!

A lot of solving a problem is knowing what the expected behavior or operation is so you can figure out where things went off the track. This course will give you the tools to do just that.

I am going to release at least one video per week. As I release new sections, I will update this post with links to each video and activity.

This course will include lecture style videos as well as configuration examples, troubleshooting, and lab challenges similar to what I have released in the past.

Here is a link to the playlist on YouTube.

I will update this post regularly, but make sure to subscribe on YouTube to stay up to date. For the time being, take a look at the outline below:

Complete OSPF Course for CCNP and Beyond:

Intro to the Course

Basic OSPF Overview: Areas, Basic Topology, SPT

OSPF Areas , OSPF vs EIGRP

OSPF Neighbor and Topology Discovery, OSPF Packet Types, Hello Packet Deep Dive

Router ID, Neighbors, Neighbor States, OSPF Adjacency Requirements

Designated Router and Backup Designated Router 

Designated Router and BDR Election Process

OSPF Areas and Router Types Revisited       

OSPF Two Level Hierarchy        

OSPF Router Types

OSPF LSA TYPES  

LSA OVERVIEW     

LSA Header

LS Types and Brief Descriptions

LSA 1 – ROUTER LSA     

LSA 1 Link Descriptions  

Interpreting a Type 1 LSA

LSA 2 – NETWORK LSA  

Example LSA 2      

LSA 3 – SUMMARY LSA 

LSA 4 – ASBR SUMMARY LSA  

LSA 5 – AS EXTERNAL LSA      

OSPF External Type 1 vs Type 2

OSPF External Route Calculation         

LSA 7 – NSSA EXTERNAL LSA 

OSPF NETWORK TYPES  

OVERVIEW  

OVERVIEW OF NETWORK TYPES        

NETWORK TYPE: BROADCAST 

NETWORK TYPE: NON-BROADCAST 

NETWORK TYPE: POINT-TO-POINT   

NETWORK TYPE: POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT   

NETWORK TYPE: LOOPBACK   

OSPF Virtual Links & Discontiguous Areas     

OSPF Stub Areas  

OSPF Scalability    

How do OSPF Stub Areas Work?        

OSPF Stub Area Types    

OSPF Stub Area Logic     

OSPF Totally Stubby Area Logic

OSPF Not-So- Stubby-Area Logic      

OSPF Not-So-Totally-Stubby-Area Logic     

OSPF Path Selection       

OSPF Summarization Overview 

OSPF Route Filtering       

Wow, it really is the complete course on OSPF!

As you can see, we cover almost everything you could ever want to know about OSPF. I will try to keep it as fun as possible 🙂

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Here are some links to great books that will help you master OSPF:

ENCOR Official Guide: https://amzn.to/3izVups

ENARSI Official Guide: https://amzn.to/3e4hrt9

CCNP Command Guide: https://amzn.to/2Z4FZOr

Purchasing through these links does not cost you any extra, but helps me continue making content. Amazon gives a small bonus for every sale I refer.

Alex Gray

Author: Alex Gray

Aspiring IT professional focusing on networking, network security, advanced troubleshooting, web development, consulting, and more.

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