Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE)

Course Description Schedule


Following are the prerequisites for this course:

  • Basic knowledge of router installation and some experience with installation tools
  • Routing protocol configuration experience with Border Gateway Protocol (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 Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • List and describe the major features and benefits of the Cisco ASR 9000 series
  • List and describe the major features and benefits of the Cisco IOS® XR Software operating system
  • Configure the Cisco ASR 9000 platform, back out of configuration changes, and restore older versions of a configuration
  • Install the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system, package information envelopes (PIEs), and software maintenance updates (SMUs)
  • Configure Cisco IOS XR Software security features
  • Configure routing protocols
  • Enable multicast routing
  • Configure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Configure Layer 2 services with resiliency and OAM functions
  • Configure Layer 2 multicast features
  • Configure Layer 3 services
  • Configure QoS
  • Understand data flow through the Cisco ASR 9000
  • Troubleshoot basic Cisco ASR 9000 hardware and software problems

Course Content

The course outline is as follows:
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 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: Cisco IOS XR MPLS
Module 10: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Architecture
Module 11: Cisco ASR 9000 Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
Module 12: Cisco ASR 9000 Multipoint Layer 2 Services
Module 13: Cisco ASR 9000 Layer 2 Multicast
Module 14: Layer 3 VPN
Module 15: Layer 3 Multicast
Module 16: Cisco ASR 9000 QoS

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 4,500.-
  • Switzerland: US$ 4,500.-
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 45 CLC
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