Technology Training: Routing and Metro Ethernet

Advanced IOS and IOS XR Training

Cisco offers high-quality training that includes world-class labs.

Advanced IOS and IOS XR Training

Learning Services offers world-class training that supports Cisco high-end routing and switching technologies for both service provider and enterprise customers. These course offerings train students on all of the major routing protocols and features found in today's next-generation networks including:

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

We also offer courses for:

  • VPNs
  • Traffic Engineering (TE)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • IPv6

Metro Ethernet

Learn to successfully provide your business with simplified networking solutions by extending your LAN to your metro network. Cisco Learning Services metro Ethernet training can provide you with the knowledge and skill sets you need. Learn to configure, administer, and deploy Layer 2 Ethernet services on a service provider or large enterprise Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network.


Learning Services' industry-leading course offerings use real-world, solutions-oriented training labs. They offer hands-on exercises related to the job skills of network engineers and operation center personnel.

The network equipment covered in the routing track includes: Cisco Carrier Routing System-1 (CRS-1), CRS-3, Cisco ASR 9000 and ASR 1000 Series Routers, Cisco 7600 and Cisco ASR 901 and ASR 903 routers.

Routing and Metro Ethernet At-a-Glance

Courses Offered

Product Technology Type Course
ASR 9000 IOS XR SP/ENT Essentials of Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR9KE)
This course teaches you through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs. You will gain an understanding of all major aspects of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series platform. That includes hardware; software; Layer 2 and Layer 3 services; Layer 2 and Layer 3 multicast; operations, administration, and management; quality of service features; and network virtualization.
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ASR 9000
IOS XR SP/ENT Implementing and Maintaining Cisco Technologies Using IOS XR (IMTXR)
This five-day, instructor-led course prepares you to take the Cisco IOS XR Specialist Professional exam (number 644-906). The course introduces you to the features and functions of the Cisco IOS XR Software and helps you understand all major aspects of the operating system.
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ASR 9000
IOS XR SP Deploy, Maintain, and Troubleshoot Cisco IOS XR Software (DMTXR)
In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts on which the operating system is based in order to understand how to troubleshoot problems relating to process crashes, stuck processes, high CPU and memory consumption, and inter-process communication.
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ASR 9000 IOS XR SP/ENT Understanding and Configuring MEF Certified Services on the Cisco ASR 9000 (UCMCS9K)
Learn to successfully design, configure, and deploy the industry-standard Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) technologies in a Cisco IOS XR Software environment. This course covers more than 200 MEF Carrier Ethernet Certification professional knowledge objectives.
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CRS-3 IOS XR SP Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System Essentials (CRS3E)
This training teaches you to install the Cisco IOS XR Software operating system, deploy Cisco Open Shortest Path First and Internal Border Gateway Protocol routing protocols, and deploy MPLS -Label Distribution Protocol (MPLS-LDP) and MPLS Layer 3 VPNs. Find out how to troubleshoot and verify proper operation of CRS-3 hardware.
ASR 1000 IOS XE SP/ENT Cisco ASR 1000 Series Essentials (ASR Essentials)
This four-day, instructor-led course teaches the major features, functions, characteristics, and connectivity options of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series router. The course includes detailed platform-specific information about the hardware. (This course is also available using Spanish student kits.)
ASR 903 IOS SE SP Cisco ASR 903 Essentials (A903E)
This lab-intensive course teaches students the major features, functions, characteristics, and connectivity options of Cisco ASR 903 Routers. The course includes detailed, platform-specific information about the hardware and the functional operation of high availability, In-Service Software Upgrade, and Ethernet and mobility services.
IMINS IOS SP/ENT Managing Industrial Networks with Cisco Networking Technologies (IMINS)
Students learn the skills needed to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial network systems while helping ensure network availability, reliability, and cyber security in their companies. This course also helps students prepare for the Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certification exam (exam ID 600-601) and achieve their Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist Certifications.