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Cisco BSCI 642-801 - Implementing OSPF in a Single Area


This course examines the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol. It explains OSPF in comparison to the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), and covers discovery, selection, route maintenance, and point-to-point operation. The two formal modes of

This lesson is part of our Cisco BSCI 642-801 online training series which contains over 17 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between OSPF and RIP
  • Explain how the Hello protocol works
  • Describe the eight possible states that an OSPF router can go through during the initialization process
  • Use IP unnumbered and loopback addressing
  • Configure and verify different OSPF operations for a single area


  • The OSPF Protocol
  • OSPF Versus RIP in a Large Internetwork
  • OSPF Discovery, Selection, and Route Maintenance
  • OSPF Point-to-Point Operation
  • OSPF Broadcast Multi-Access Operation
  • The OSPF Routing Process Revisited
  • NBMA Mode
  • Point-to-Multipoint Modes
  • OSPF Configuration and Verification
  • OSPF in NBMA Mode Configuration

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Cisco BSCI 642-801.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
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