Summary:Master Cisco Best Practices
With CIM Router Basics
, you can gain a practical understanding of routing principles and the Cisco IOS" command-line interface (CLI), which is used to configure and manage Cisco routers. Offering self-paced instruction and practice, this robust learning tool gives you a quick and cost-effective way to acquire Cisco knowledge and expertise. From an overview of the Cisco IOS CLI architecture to the application of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), you'll learn how to configure Cisco 4000 series routers for basic operation, how to establish connectivity between routers in an internetwork, and how to perform fundamental maintenance tasks. Based on techniques developed by the Cisco Technical Assistance Center engineers, you'll practice router initialization, status evaluation, password recovery, updating software images, and TCP/IP and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) configurations.
Interactive Simulation Environment
CIM Router Basics places you in a simulated network environment without any network connections. You work with virtual Cisco 4500 routers, developing your networking skills without the costly investment in actual network hardware. Each tutorial includes a Telnet session and a network topology that illustrates the network design in each lab exercise, helping you to visualize, verify, and troubleshoot your configurations.
Self-Paced Anytime, Anywhere Learning
You control the pace of learning. You can go through the tutorials and Challenge and Configuration Labs in any order, depending on what you want to learn or practice next. Optional audio and videoguides supplement the instructions on screen, and hyperlinks connect you to a glossary and context-sensitive Cisco IOS° software command references. Technical tips reinforce your growing knowledge, quizzes allow you to assess your progress, and network topology diagrams illustrate application of your configuration and troubleshooting methodologies. This robust combination of technology tutorials, simulated lab exercises, descriptive network topologies, audio and video guides, hyperlinked references, and quizzes results in a superior learning product and provides you with what matters most-hands-on networking experience.
CIM Router Basics helps you master the protocols necessary to deploy and manage Cisco routers and is an excellent preparation tool for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA'M) exam.