Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Services Router Series Essentials (ASR9K)

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About this Course

The Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essential version 4 instructor-led course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco©_ ASR 9000 Series platforms. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on labs, you will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the platform, including hardware; software; Layer 2 and Layer 3 services; Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast; operations, administration, and management (OAM); quality of service (QoS) features; and network virtualization.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers in their network environment. 

The primary audience for this course includes: 
  • System engineers 
  • Technical support personnel 
  • Channel partners, resellers


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience with BGP, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Knowledge of Layer 2 IEEE switching and related protocols
  • Strong knowledge of MPLS configuration or multicast configuration experience
  • Knowledge of Cisco router security implementation, including authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) and TACACS
  • Experience troubleshooting Cisco routers in a large network environment

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to the Cisco ASR 9000 Aggregation Series
  • Module 2: Cisco ASR 9000 Hardware
  • Module 3: Cisco IOS XR Software Overview
  • Module 4: Cisco IOS XR Software Basics
  • Module 5: Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Module 6: Cisco IOS XR Software Security
  • Module 7: Cisco IOS XR Software Operations
  • Module 8: Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocols
  • Module 9: Layer 3 Multicast
  • Module 10: Cisco IOS XR MPLS
  • Module 11: Cisco IOS XR Layer 3 VPN
  • Module 12: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
  • Module 13: Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Module 14: Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services
  • Module 15: Cisco ASR 9000 Operations, Administration, and Maintenance
  • Module 16: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast
  • Module 17: Cisco ASR 9000 QoS
  • Module 18: Cisco ASR 9000 Network Virtualization