Dates: 30th June - 1st July 2021
Location: Online
Venue: Zoom


This technical workshop is made up of lectures and hands-on lab exercise to teach basic routing concept, classifications of different routing protocols, Internet routing architecture, Basic network infrastructure design principles, OSPF, BGP etc. Also presented for understanding and to encourage best industry practice.

This workshop includes practical work using virtual Cisco IOS based routers. Familiarity with the IOS command line will be an advantage but not essential. Students should be comfortable with using a telnet tool, such as putty, that allows them to connect to a router console using specific port numbers.

Target audience

Basic to intermediate with a target audience of junior network engineers, senior help-desk staff and Unix system administrators.


It is assumed that participants have a basic understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model, TCP/IP and router operating system software (i.e Cisco IOS etc).

Workshop Topics

Day #1

  • Introduction to IP Routing
  • Routing Protocol Basics
  • IGP Routing Protocols - OSPF/IS-IS
  • OSPF Lab Topology Overview
  • OSPF Lab Exercise

Day #2

  • eBGP Fundamentals
  • Basic BGP Operation
  • BGP Attributes and Path Selection Process
  • BGP Lab Exercise


Hardware: It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers with admin rights. Software: SSH/Telnet Client Confirm Secure SHell (SSH) is allowed from the office or home network to access the lab infrastructure? Test ssh connectivity, try to connect to For example from the CLI type: ssh [email protected]

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Stephen Penfold (APNIC), Muhammad Yasir Shamim (APNIC), Kunal Raj
  • routing-20210630-online.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/06/28 05:00
  • by yasir