Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE)


Course Content

This 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); and quality of service (QoS) features.

Who should attend

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 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

Outline: Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series Essentials (ASR9KE)

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

Lab Outline The lab outline is as follows:

  • Lab 1: Hardware Discovery and Intial Configuration
  • Lab 2: Cisco IOS XR Software Installation
  • Lab 3: Cisco IOS XR Security
  • Lab 4: Cisco IOS XR Operations
  • Lab 5: OSPF Routing Configuration
  • Lab 6: IS-IS Routing Configuration
  • Lab 7: BGP Routing Configuration
  • Lab 8: MPLS
  • Lab 9: Point-to-Point Layer 2 Services
  • Lab 10: Multipoint Layer 2 Services
  • Lab 11: Layer 2 Multicast
  • Lab 12: Layer 3 VPN
  • Lab 13: Layer 3 Multicast
  • Lab 14: QoS
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Duration 4 days

  • US$ 4,000
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 40 CLC
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  • Cisco Learning Credits: 40 CLC
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