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eROU02: OSPF Operation & LSDB

eROU02: OSPF Operation & LSDB

DeliveryeLearning (this course is conducted online)
Duration1 hour
Level of StudyIntermediate


Routing protocol defines how messages are transferred from a host to a destination within the Internet. This course will introduce participants to OSPF, a widely used routing protocol for internal networks. The objective is to provide an understanding of how OSPF works, as well as the Link State Database and different LSA types.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at people wishing to advance their knowledge of IP networks.


Basic understanding of TCP/IP and routing. It is recommended that participants attend the eROU01 course prior to attending this course.

Course Outline:

  • OSPF Features
  • Link State Routing Protocol
  • Basic OSPF Operation
  • OSPF Packet Types
  • OSPF Network Topology
  • OSPF LSA Type
  • OSPF LSA Operation

Other requirements:

  • Updated web browser with Adobe Flash Player 11 or above
  • Broadband connection running at a minimum of 256kbps or better
  • Headset (to reduce noise)

Maximum number of attendees:

50 participants per session


  • Free

All eLearning courses are free of charge for participants, with priority given to APNIC Members.

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