The Compare Static and Dynamic Routing module provides you with the instructions and Cisco hardware to develop your hands on skills in maintaining and troubleshooting Cisco devices. This module includes the following activities:

  • Review the routing table of a Cisco router
  • Implement static routing and observe how it functions
  • Implement dynamic routing and examine its operation
  • Compare the functionality of static and dynamic routing and especially how each reacts to changes in the network

Exercise 1 - Static Routing

In this exercise you will learn how to view and understand a routing table and how to configure static routes and verify their configuration.

Exercise 2 - Dynamic Routing

In this exercise, you will learn how to implement dynamic routing. In contrast to static routing, dynamic routing involves the exchange of routing information between devices using a routing protocol. From this information, each device builds a topology of the network. There are many different routing protocols; some are industry standard, and some are proprietary. These routing protocols fall into two major categories depending on how they function. These categories are distance vector and link state.

Exercise 3 - Compare Static and Dynamic Routing

There are many advantages to dynamic routing as compared to static routing. The major advantage is the way that dynamic routing automatically adjusts to changes in the network whereas static routing requires manual changes to the configuration in order to accommodate such changes.

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